Entries Categorized as 'fiction'

A Thousand Marilyns

November 2, 2011

Wow. It’s been a long time, no? I have a thousand reasons why I’ve been away for so long, each one more elaborate than the other. Let’s just say it’s been several months of change, good and bad. But I’m ready to start again, and what better way to start than with a new publication! […]

Where did you shop and what did you buy on Save a Book Day?

June 27, 2011

Saturday was “Save a Bookstore” day and I did my part. By the way, did you know Save a Bookstore Day was started by literary agent Kelly Sonnack— of the Andrea Brown Lit. Agency– who has taught workshops at San Diego Writers, Ink? Anyway I went to The Grove Bookstore in South Park San Diego […]

Finding My Tribe

June 14, 2011

The NewYorker Summer Fiction Issue has arrived but so far I’ve only read the non-fiction parts of it. There are new fictions from George Saunders and Jeffrey Eugenides (two of my absolute faves) and Lauren Groff (I still need to read her book, The Monsters of Templeton). Again, I love these writers, but I thought […]

Talk Talk

June 6, 2011

A Writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.     -Thomas Mann Yesterday had a great time at the Blazing Laptops Write-a-Thon to support San Diego Writers, Ink— the non-profit writing organization that I’m a part of. (you can still sponsor me! I really did write for 9 […]

Summer Trips

May 19, 2011

I have just one more day of giving final exams– next Wednesday– and then my summer begins. Summer, for me, equals: finishing current draft of novel (updates to come) reading (my book list to come) movies (what’s a summer without movies?) making stuff (did I mention I’m going to take a class on how to […]

Gold Everywhere

March 22, 2011

Here are some quick updates of this past week. Finished Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. I loved the information about Egypt and Cleo and Mark Antony, but I was missing dialogue (the book is serious nonfiction). Still, Schiff impressed me with her knowledge and Cleo impressed me with her sheer tenacity. My office at home is […]

I was published in Entertainment Weekly!

March 10, 2011

Ok, that’s a little misleading…a couple of weeks ago I had a letter to the editor published in the print edition Entertainment Weekly, but hey, it’s a publication, right? A few people emailed me to say they had seen it. Click below to see/read it. Rob in EW My letter was regarding a fantastic review […]

..all of these books?

January 30, 2011

A few weeks ago LA Times book critic David L. Ulin gave a talk at San Diego Writers, Ink (at their venue, that is– The Ink Spot) and he was fantastic. He was in conversation with San Diego’s Arthur Salm, who is also pretty great. (by the by, Mr. Ulin is also quite the Silver […]

Happy New Year! (can I get a woot woot for 2011?)

December 31, 2010

I was thinking that putting a picture from The Poseidon Adventure on my New Year’s blog entry might be too foreboding but what the hell! I love the movie– you know, massive tidal wave flips over a cruise ship and survivors, including Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, and Pamela Sue Martin, have to climb their way […]


December 22, 2010

I’m off for about three and a half weeks, which means writing and reading and being creative. I’m almost finished reading the book I spoke about in my previous post (The Prince, The Showgirl, and Me) and I’m eying a stack of books by my bed. Which one next? The Pure Lover by David Plante? […]