Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb synopsis

MEET LIZZY SPEARE… …a normal twelve year old girl with a talent for writing, who has a very not normal family secret. And when Lizzy’s father vanishes, that secret will change her life in ways unimagined. (Spoiler Alert!  It turns out that Lizzy, or Elizabeth S. Speare, is the last living descendent of William Shakespeare. … Continue reading Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb synopsis

Three Poems at Full of Crow

Many many many thanks to Lynn Alexander at Full of Crow for including my poems, Compass Reading, Orpheus and The Something. To read them click here. In regard to the picture above Lynn says: “‎Brian Fugett and I took pictures of the laundry behind City Lights Bookstore. I figured hell, why not capture some poetic underwear.”… Continue reading Three Poems at Full of Crow

You Can Judge This Book By Its Cover

Look! It’s the cover! Of my book! (Isn’t it pretty?!) There are no less than four exclamation points in this post. Can you tell that I’m excited? Many many many thanks to the extremely talented Sara Gable  who designed it and put up with all my questions and tweaks and to my agent,  Doug Grad who found her. You… Continue reading You Can Judge This Book By Its Cover

The Heart of this Beastly Industry: My Thank You to Small Presses

This is a weird time to be a writer. At least the kind that tries to publish (not the Emily Dickinson-they’ll- find -it -when- I’m -dead kind). Everyone keeps talking about what a boom this is for writers these days – with the old guards crumbling and writers being able to connect directly with their… Continue reading The Heart of this Beastly Industry: My Thank You to Small Presses