News! Publication set for THIS APPEARING HOUSE

Hi all! I’m thrilled to announce that Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins is going to be publishing my next middle grade spooky book in the Summer of 2022! It’s called THIS APPEARING HOUSE and for maximum effect, say it outloud. Cool, right? I’m really excited about this book, friends, because not only do I love a… Continue reading News! Publication set for THIS APPEARING HOUSE

Stories Are A Lie And A Truth All Rolled Up Into One

When I was in college, a friend told me that she thought I had Borderline Personality Disorder. I didn’t know what that meant so I looked it up. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. Here’s some of the signs: Extreme reactions—including panic, depression, rage, or… Continue reading Stories Are A Lie And A Truth All Rolled Up Into One

On Kafka, Richter and Memories

  I have a strange relationship with posthumously published pieces. In the one instance, I desperately want to read them. Especially if it’s an author I really like because then as a reader I get to momentarily undo their death and hear one last story. On the other hand it feels like cheating. It wasn’t… Continue reading On Kafka, Richter and Memories

10 Things I need more of 2013

Here are 10 things that I need more of in the coming year 1. Well played cellos. It is by far my favorite instrument. 2. Woods in the winter before the snow, when the trees are all bony and stark and look like crooked fingers scraping the sky. 3. Tea. Because tea is perfect. 4.… Continue reading 10 Things I need more of 2013