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People Have the Power: my first presidential election

My birthday is not only the anniversary of my birth, it is also the anniversary of my first day of school in the United States. My mother brought my sisters and me to this country 34 years ago. Our journey here was not a physically difficult one. We did not cross shark-infested waters in a rickety boat. We did not climb a fence and … Read More People Have the Power: my first presidential election

On Politics, Social Media, and Parenthood

My son and I were in the grocery store yesterday. He was helping me push the cart and as we entered the very tight dairy aisle, a woman stopped in the middle and blocked the way with her cart. My son knows how this irritates me and so he said, “Beep! Beep! Hello?” Well, the woman heard him and I was embarrassed that he … Read More On Politics, Social Media, and Parenthood

Letting Me Go

I think of my mother still in the process of surviving breast cancer, still in the process of surviving abuse, still in the process of surviving her tragic and beautiful life. I think of her holding my hand and walking me, her youngest child, to my kindergarten classroom. I think of her walking me to that classroom and letting me go. I remember that … Read More Letting Me Go

I Will Not Stop

I’ve been thinking lately about why it is I have not written fiction in so long. Let me back up. A year ago, I re-entered grad school and the critical writing I did took over the time I had for writing fiction. Then my novel was released and the work I did to promote it took over the time I had for writing fiction. … Read More I Will Not Stop

I Ran Alone

I ran alone and did not bring my phone. I looked into the woods and considered blazing a trail up into the cool, dark places. I was home and these were my woods. I knew the color of the light that cut through the trees. Men in trucks were just men in trucks. Stray dogs would come up and let you give them a … Read More I Ran Alone

Jumping In

My son is scared to jump from the side of the pool into the water. The action is required in his swimming class before he can move up to the next level. He asks me why it is necessary. I have no good answer. He is not a child who acts on blind faith. He acts on fact and reason. He wants to know … Read More Jumping In

Echolocation giveaway contest ends tomorrow

There’s still time to enter for your chance to win one of five copies of Echolocation. Please feel free to spread the word. Thank you!  

Here’s the reading list for the Dead Writers Book Group.

Tomorrow begins the first meeting of the dead writer’s book group. Michelle Bailat-Jones gets the ball rolling beautifully over at our blog. Please join us!

Originally posted on Georgetown Peabody Library:
  Please join us on Wednesday, May 30 for a talk with two local authors: Byfield resident Myfanwy Collins and Gloucester resident Michael Schiavone. It’s always fascinating to hear writers talk about their creative process – this month you get to hear two! The event runs from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, and in addition to remarks by both authors,…

Naked Summer, by Andrew Scott

At the end of April, I heard Andrew Scott read for the first time at the Newburyport Literary Festival. I wasn’t prepared for what happened to me as he read his quietly beautiful story, “All That Water.” What happened was this: I was bowled over with emotion and I cried. Turns out the friend sitting next to me cried as well. And others in the … Read More Naked Summer, by Andrew Scott

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Echolocation

I invite you to enter for a chance to win a copy of Echolocation on Goodreads. You can enter from now until June 17th, 2012. Many to thanks to my publisher, Engine Books, for this opportunity.

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