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Come Say Hi at the Burlington Book Festival!

Happy Back-to-School Season! I love this time of year–the slight chill in the morning air, the prospect of changing leaves and fiery hillsides, the fact that my kids are back on a regular schedule, meaning I can be on a regular schedule, meaning WRITING IS GETTING DONE, FOLKS! In addition to writing alone at my […]

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I made a VIDEO TRAILER for my 6/24 event!

Am I proud of myself? Why, yes, I am! Here’s to what you can do with a phone camera and iMovie! I hope this convinces you to come an see what shenanigans ensue when I’m given a mike and a FULL HOUR! For more information, check out my previous blog post or this flyer from the […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 6 & Recap of the Summer

And I squeak a blog in before the end of August—HOORAY! Sorry for the long delay between posts. This summer was not the blogging bonanza I’d hoped for it to be, and I apologize. But as it is the end of summer, and school is going back into session, I think it a good moment […]

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And the winners are…

Thank you to everyone who entered my Giveaway to celebrate the paperback release of No Easy Way Out! And now, for the winners! The grand prize winners (Hardcover copies of No Safety and No Easy, and a galley of No Dawn) are: Charles Pechonick Rachel Stone And the runners-up (Paperback copies of No Safety and […]

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The Revision Process

I have entered upon that decent into darkness that is revising a first draft. The draft in question: Book Three of No Safety in Numbers. (New Idea has been put on hold until this process is complete.) I haven’t read this draft in two months, which means that it feels like someone else’s book. Which […]

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And the winner is…

Bethany! (no last name:) The two runners up are: Geoff B and h2ohammer! Thank you to everyone who entered! I will email the winners individually to get your addresses so I can send you your prizes!

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The Slow Accretion of Story

I thought I’d take a blog post to talk about ideas and where they come from. I’m reading On Writing by Stephen King and the passage about how he came up with the idea for Carrie really resonated. King talks about how in college, he had worked as a High School janitor and was fascinated […]

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My Playlist for No Safety in Numbers

Last week was a busy one! I had my first official TV appearance on WCAX, which was scary, but awesome. And the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne hosted my launch event for No Safety in Numbers! Thank you to everyone who came out, and thanks especially to Josie Leavitt and everyone at the Flying Pig […]

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This is my dog, Kerry.

This is my dog, Kerry. The character of Callie is a thinly disguised version of this little girl. She’s a pug mix—we think pug mixed with jack russell terrier. What do you think?

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Cover Image for The Storm

A Quote from The Storm

This is what a dog’s life should be, Shep thought as he raced after the Ball for a fifth time. Nothing but sky above and the wind in your fur and grass under your paws and a boy to play with.

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