School Library Journal has just published an interview with me about my forthcoming YA novel, SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU.  Dodie Ownes asked smart, insightful questions about the novel, its characters, and the process of writing it.  It was a real pleasure to think about and respond to her questions.  The interview can be found at  And, on top of that,

Upcoming readings in July

Is it July already??  I guess so--summers always fly by.  And in July, I'm giving a couple of readings:

On July 15, I'll be reading at the Women's Writing Retreat in Pyramid Lake in Paradox NY, a gorgeous spot in the Adirondack mountains.  I'm looking forward to seeing my old friends there, especially my Bates College roommate, Ellie O'Leary.  This reading is only open to folks attending the retreat.

Shelf-Awareness Issue on Algonquin Young Readers

Yesterday, Shelf Awareness published an issue dedicated to the new line of books coming out this fall from Algonquin Young Readers.  It's a wonderful introduction to all five of the books and their authors, including an interview with me about the process of writing SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU.  Take a look!

Starred review for SUTHY and Upcoming Readings

Great news!  My forthcoming young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You (Algonquin Young Readers, September 2013), has just received a *starred* advance review from Kirkus Reviews
Here's part of what the review has to say about the book:

Reading in Kinderhook

My son Tobias and I will be reading from and discussing our new books--his The Fair Grounds and my Corporeality--at my all-time favorite library, the Kinderhook Memorial Library, on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m.  There will be lots of good food and drink.  And books will be available from my all-time favorite independent book store, Blackwood and Brouwer Booksellers.  Everyone is welcome to join us!

Laughing on the Air

My son Tobias and I were interviewed last week by the fabulous Joe Donahue on the Roundtable program on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.  It was so much fun that I forgot to be nervous.  When I heard the interview, now available online at, I realized that we spent a lot of time on-air laughing.  And that's exactly as it should be.

Upcoming Events

Some exciting events happening this month and next, all having to do with my new Corporeality collection of stories.  Here's a list:
Wednesday, February 20:  My son Tobias and I will be interviewed on the public radio program, Roundtable, hosted by Joe Donahue at WAMC Northeast Public Radio.  ( ).  Tobias's new book is a novella, The Fair Grounds, published by P.S. Publishing in the UK.

The Big Day....

Today is the day that Corporeality is officially released!  It's now available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and also in book stores (and directly from Able Muse Press, of course).  Yay!  I'm excited and very pleased with the lovely cover art and the whole feel of the book.  Now I hope that readers are pleased with the stories.