Blog

December 15, 2020

Why Read Print News

Why reading curated news online bothers me. I know, this isn't about writing or Chinese history but ...
June 15, 2020

Zoom More Securely

If you're hosting a Zoom book event, you have the same obligation to provide a safe space for authors and audience as you do at a live event. Here's how.
June 11, 2020

Resources for Writers

Do you dream of becoming a published author? Here's a list of resources for your publishing journey.
December 2, 2019

15 Ways to Help an Author

Apart from buying their books, what can you do to help an author whose work you enjoy? Most of these ideas don't cost money.
October 31, 2017

Life Changes When You’re a Writer

The writing life is so different now compared to three or four years ago, when I only had one book published - especially when being a writer is a second career.
July 8, 2017

Hysterical Fiction Tour

“Absolutely,” I said, when my publicist proposed this book tour. “I can do the driving. This is my home town after all.” Words that would come back to haunt me.
June 10, 2017

Writing Hell: The Third Novel

Does it ever get any easier? I turned to a couple of author friends for their observations.
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
April 12, 2014

FAQs from Book Clubs

There are always people at book clubs who are curious about the process of writing and getting published. Here are the most popular questions so far.
June 3, 2013

A Visit to My Publisher

Meeting my editor in person and talking about The Damn Novel and next steps to get it to market was a truly wonderful experience. Also a bit surreal.