Newsletters Aren’t So Bad
So I’ve been thinking for years about starting a newsletter, and it always seemed like one more thing on the to-do list. A lot of times, it feels like writing–novels, not newsletters– and family take up nearly every hour in the day. But I just launched my first newsletter, and, surprise! It was kinda fun.…Read More
“So What’s Your Book ABOUT?”…and Other Tough Questions
“So what would you say your book is ABOUT?” Oh, how I once hated that question. I mean, I could do a plot summary, but the idea of me as the author telling you the book had a specific MESSAGE? Hated it. But I’ve changed my mind on the question over the years—here’s a video…Read More
Alright I Did It. I Started a Newsletter.
With social media in flux–who knows what’ll happen with Twitter?–it seemed like a good time to take the plunge on finally starting a newsletter. I’ll tell some stories. I’ll talk about my writing experience. I’ll share what crazy thing my dog did. I’ll pass along some family recipes. (If you’d ever tried my grandmother’s cooking,…Read More
The Best Book Club
A reminder: I’m available for all manner of book clubs. (Meet our doodle and schnoodle, btw. They prefer hardbacks for the mouth feel, but they’ll accept a paperback.)Read More
A little snippet from FAMILY LAW
The paperback of FAMILY LAW hits the shelves tomorrow, May 3! So step onto my back porch for a moment and let me read you a little snippet. (You’ll also get a look at my only pair of reading glasses that hasn’t been eaten by our puppy.) This is a story—in part—about mothers, both the…Read More
Cover Reveal: Family Law paperback!
We’re only two weeks away from the paperback release of Family Law, which has a brand new cover! I like that for a book that centers around two women, we get a little bit of a feel for both Lucia and Rachel from this cover image.Read More
So How Cold Can Maine Water Really Be?
We just got back from a couple of weeks in Maine (if you follow my social media accounts, you’ve probably heard all about it.) My husband and I went to Acadia National Park for the first time more than a dozen years ago, before we were married, and we’ve always wanted to go back and…Read More
Post-vaccination, I’ve been so happy to get back to doing in-person book events. And let me tell you one of my absolutely favorite things about doing talks here in Alabama: I love when someone raises a hand and names a town in one of my books and asks me about another nearby…Read More
Book Clubs and Me
I’m open to all manner of book clubs. 🙂 If you live in the Birmingham area, you can reach out to me through the contact form on this Web site about an in-person bookclub. (I’m fully vaccinated.) If you want to set up a Zoom bookclub for bookclubs anywhere, we can do that, too. Oh,…Read More
An Essay I Wrote About ’80s Toys…and Women’s Rights
This piece was just published on CrimeReads.com this past week, and it looks at my research and writing process for Family Law. If you have fond memories of He-Man and Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake with her giant strawberry house, you might be surprised what was going on outside the walls of our playrooms. Read…Read More