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November 26, 2014

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nomination

OMG, I’m on the same list as Margaret Atwood and Joseph Boyden! And we won’t even get into all the international authors on the rest of the list of 142 titles.
September 10, 2014

Italian Edition of Three Souls

"Abbiamo tre anime, o così mi avevano raccontato. Ma solo da morta ne ho avuto la conferma." -- first line of Three Souls in Italian.
August 3, 2014

The Importance of Digital Detox

My sincere hope is that if I can stay off Facebook and Twitter for a month, my brain will recover its pre-Internet state
June 5, 2014

Book Two Sold!

I’m thrilled at the prospect of working again with the wonderful team at HarperCollins Canada. Working title DRAGON SPRINGS ROAD, this is a story that’s been waving its hands at me for quite a while
May 18, 2014

A Chinese Home Garden

In a an earlier time, Chinese women lived behind high walls of family compounds that both protected and restricted. The garden might be the only bit of natural beauty they could enjoy. Gardens, therefore, have the potential to play an important role in the novel I'm writing.
May 14, 2014

Interview: Therese Walsh

There’s wisdom, humour and enchantment in Walsh’s writing. I loved her novel The Moon Sisters. And Therese agreed to be interviewed!