Greetings, all New Englanders who live near Westport, Connecticut! This quote from E.L. Doctorow has mantra’d me through many a novel: “It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” Are any of you out there also long-form writers? Have you … Continue reading Come to my National Novel Writing Month kick-off talk tomorrow, Nov. 1!
Dear readers, writers, fellow humans, I’ll be giving a talk –“The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer”– to kick off National Novel-Writing Month on Sunday, November 1, from 2-3 pm at the fabulous Westport Public Library. I’ve been working on this talk for a long time, maybe 25 years or so, which is coincidentally (or not!) … Continue reading Nanowrimo Kick-Off Talk!
My new novel for children, Firefly Hollow, with its enchanting illustrations by Christopher Denise, has been in the world for one week as of today. Except not really, seeing as it took a good six years to conjure itself. (This book is evidence that someone born fast, impatient and jumpy can, over many years, learn … Continue reading The Conjuring of "Firefly Hollow"