Category Archives: ABOUT ME

Speak Up, I’m Eavesdropping!

Send to KindleI put it off as long as I could. Covered up, as people do; smiled and nodded. Finally I gave in and went to an audiologist. She sat me in a booth and covered my head with large … Continue reading

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ON WRITING AND GARDENING

Send to Kindle  It’s been a cold, snowy winter in New York, good writing weather, but I’m ready for spring. Right now the view from my office window is nearly black and white: snow, bare branches against white sky, and … Continue reading

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A DANGEROUS FICTION is out today!

Send to KindleIt’s been a long time a’coming, friends, but A DANGEROUS FICTION is out at last! In the past few days, there have been a bunch of wonderful reviews from bloggers and online book-review sites. I won’t cite them … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, In Cold Ink!

Send to KindleIt’s been just over a year since I started In Cold Ink. Like most anniversaries, this seems like a good time to reflect on the experience.  As you can see in my first post, I started out with … Continue reading

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CAFE NEVO Gets a New Life, and Other Amazing News

Send to Kindle  A brief note to all my readers: Lots of wonderful stuff has been happening these past months, including preparations for Viking’s publication of A DANGEROUS FICTION and, almost as exciting,  the reissuing of several previous books that … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

Send to Kindle  The three most important things about property, agents will tell you, are location, location, and location. It occurred to me recently, for reasons I’ll get into in a moment, that this adage applies not only to real … Continue reading

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Book Jackets

Send to KindleYesterday I saw Viking’s jacket for A DANGEROUS FICTION, and I am over the moon. I think it’s stunning visually, and it perfectly captures both the book and its protagonist in a single image. Kudos to Viking’s wonderful … Continue reading

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The Best Part of Publishing

Send to KindleThe problem with living in the golden age of anything is that you never know it at the time. It is what it is, that’s all. Only much later, when it’s over, do you realize in retrospect what … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop

Send to KindleJust  a quick fyi for those who’ve asked to be kept informed. I’m teaching an online Writers Digest University course called “Focus on the Novel” that starts next week, on June 21st. It’s a good, hands-on workshop for … Continue reading

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A Writer, an Agent, and an Editor walked into a bar…

Send to Kindle  A writer, an agent, and an editor walked into a bar.   “What’ll it be?” asked the bartender.   “Scotch,” she said.   I’ll admit right up front that I had reservations about starting this blog. Reservations … Continue reading

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