books & writing

My noir story published by Akashic Books

Oct 22, 2013 | Posted in books & writing
Akashic Mondays Are Murder I'm the featured writer this week in Akashic Books' "Mondays Are Murder" series with my story, “Simple Deadly Cravings.” As Akashic describes it, I take you to the Old North End [of Burlington, VT] for some

Seattle summer in 8 books

Sep 26, 2012 | Posted in books & writing
Seattle in 8 Books When we planned our summer in Seattle, I vowed not to buy any books because I'd just have to ship them back to Vermont. But I couldn't help myself. I went to so many great readings -- and there's nothing better than supporting

Writing (across) genre

Jun 17, 2012 | Posted in books & writing
diving: my sister Sevil and I Is writing in another genre good only for the bottom line? As young adult (YA) fiction has become more and more popular, generating more and more $$$, authors who traditionally write for adults have been jumping on the YA bandwagon. Allegra

Making of a book cover

Jun 16, 2012 | Posted in books & writing
Have you ever wondered about the choices an artist makes when designing a book cover? Interestingly, one of the comments on YouTube slammed the creator for using stock images. I have two thoughts on this.

Slice conference has revived Antigone

Sep 21, 2011 | Posted in books & writing
Slice Literary Writers' Conference Last weekend, September 16th and 17th, Slice Magazine held its first ever writers' conference. Not only was it the first conference for the mag, but it was the first major writers' conference to be held in Brooklyn -- home to many writers,