On October 17, 2017, BREACH OF CONTAINMENT was published in the US. I don't blame you if you missed it. Most people did. I touch on some of the reasons here, but that's neither here nor there. On that fall day my baby became available for purchase, irrevocably out in the world. When I contracted … Continue reading My Youngest Turns 2
It's friction. Maybe not friction that matters, but friction nonetheless.
So I averaged a B- for 2018. Oof. That F really hurts me, you know?
The title pretty much covers it.
There are two sides to this writing thing: the creative side, and the business side. This is not news to anybody, right? It's just that, based entirely on my own experience, I'm pretty sure not everybody knows what it means. I sure as hell didn't understand. Even now I'm only just beginning to see it. And it's … Continue reading Art vs. Commerce
Last night I did my very first for-real public reading of a bit of my book, as a for-real published author. This is how I felt: The reading was at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, VT. I hadn't been to Montpelier since I was a kid, and I'm pretty sure we mostly drove through it … Continue reading First Reading
When I was pregnant, I had a picture in my head of what my daughter would be like. She would be a reader, of course. (Not right away. Everyone thinks their child will be a genius, sure; but even I knew womb-to-library was probably a bit too much to expect.) She would be quiet and … Continue reading Who Are These People?