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3 Things I’m Doing on Pub Day Eve

The Ramblers hits shelves TOMORROW. To prepare, I’m doing a few things. 1. I’m re-reading the book. To remember the details of the story. Yes, I wrote it, but it’s been some time since I’ve immersed myself in the world…

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8 Things @ 8 Days Until Publication

Monday morning. February 1, 2016. 5:16am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, at the beginning of a brand new month. It’s quiet. I sip coffee and look around at the trappings of real life. Unopened mail. Avocados that have…

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A Happier Hour with Sophie McManus & Helen Ellis

On Monday night, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sophie McManus and Helen Ellis for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. It was a robust crowd despite the wintry weather; we were all eager to hear…

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The Ramblers – Upcoming Events & Advance Buzz!

My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves in two weeks, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support so far—it means the world to me. Here is more…

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Everyone Should Read This Book

If the weight of mortality does not grow lighter, does it at least get more familiar? (Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air) I read a lot. If there were more hours in the day, I would read even more. Reading…

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Becoming a Reader

This is one of my favorite photographs of my oldest daughter. Here, she’s not yet two, with very little hair, and she wears a striped rugby shirt and sits alone in our big wing chair in the little library by…

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13 of the Best Writing Books Out There

Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of books about writing and creativity. I keep them stacked on a shelf in my writing room so I can grab one if I get stuck in my scribbling. I’m thrilled to…

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A Happier Hour with Sarah Hepola & Kate Bolick

Last week, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sarah Hepola (Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget) and Kate Bolick (Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own) for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. As…

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Do You Have a Life of Your Own?

I recently devoured Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick. It’s a memoir about Kate’s own personal decision to fulfill her “spinster wish” and not marry and it’s also a window into the lives and work of…

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Our Two Selves

October 21, 2015. 4:53am. I sit here at my kitchen island, coffee cup inches from me, a book splayed open. The book: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr. I finished reading it last night and I have so many…

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