On Writing…and Pacing…and Writing

My piece on the writing process — and the amount of pacing involved in aid thereof — appears in the latest issue of Delaware-based journal The Broadkill Review (Vol. 7). I’m so honored and humbled to be included in this issue in the company of so many amazing writers, including Marge Piercy, Sara Paretsky, Myra Sklarew and many more.


Some Thoughts on the Future of Writing and Publishing

A feature in the Washington Post includes some of my thoughts on writing and publishing in a changing environment for reading, readers, and books.  What remains is our hunger for compelling stories, for characters to fall in love with and stories to take us out of ourselves…and at the same time, deeper within.  The world can never have enough of that kind of magic.  

Amazing Graces Reading and Panel Discussion at One More Page


It was the kind of evening every writer dreams about:  I got to read from my Amazing Graces story, “Burrow,” answer questions, and sign copies of the anthology.   I was joined by my fellow author-panelists Patricia Morningstar, Colleen Kearney Rich, and Laura Ellen Scott.  Patricia and I were already friends and former workshop mates, which made the night even more fun.  Amazing Graces editor extraordinaire Richard Peabody spoke about the anthology, part of the Grace and Gravity series of writing by women in the Washington, DC area.  I think by now I’ve read every anthology in the series, printed by Paycock Pressand over time have met lots of the authors.  It really is special to be part of this group of women writers.

To top it off, our reading was graciously hosted by One More Page, in Falls Church.  One More Page is an indie bookstore to fall in love with — if you’re in the Northern Virginia area, be sure to check it out.  They even sell chocolate and wine to take home with your literary morsels — perfection!