Hello, Resistance, My Old Friend

February 16, 2017 by - 3 Comments

    Resistance and I are old, old friends. You could almost call her my twin from the dark side. Sometimes she comes to me dressed as fear. Sometimes as jealousy. Sometimes as illness. Sometimes as a cruel judge. Sometimes as a blank, brick wall. Sometimes as my mothering heart. No matter how she’s cloaked, she’s extremely …Read More

Fear is Sticky

January 12, 2017 by - 3 Comments

  Fear is sticky. If you know me and my work at all, you know I think a lot about fear. Fear is like wet glue. Honey. Spilled soda. Taffy that you’ve played with, leaving your hands a mess. If you carry fear with you all the time, it gets on everything you come close …Read More

A Little Good News and the Star-Belly Sneetches

September 17, 2015 by -

I got some really good news this week. The American Library Association’s Booklist publication, which goes out to libraries, reviewed my latest novel, Charlotte’s Story, and gave it a star. Now, if you’re a Dr. Seuss fan, as I am, you might not think much of stars. The Sneetches is a book devoted to the debunking of the …Read More

Resistance, Housekeeping, Writing, and Me

July 16, 2015 by - 8 Comments

When I think of topics for this blog, I type them onto a green digital sticky note on my desktop. (Spoiler alert: Look for blogs on Perry Mason, portals, terra preta, copperhead snakes climbing trees, and the (puzzling) topic loosely known as “I’m going to make everything all right.” Whatever that means.) This topic was listed as …Read More