Shameless Publication Plug!

From Cathy Hi everyone! A quick note to announce that American Fiction Volume 14—edited by Bruce Pratt and Pulitzer Freakin’ Prize winner Elizabeth Strout—was released today. I’m thrilled a story of mine, which took second prize in their contest, is included. The publisher, New Rivers Press, describes it this way: “Twenty-one new authors evoke theContinue reading “Shameless Publication Plug!”

Forget Me Not

(From Karen) So, yes, I’m once again sharing a post from Women’s Fiction Writers. We should really pay them a royalty. Like most writers, I struggle to stay organized and keep my lines from getting tangled when I’m working on a long piece of fiction—like my new novel. So many details, so many threads toContinue reading “Forget Me Not”

Ponder this…

I was lucky enough to attend the annual Writer’s Conference at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Conn., a couple of weeks back. The Twain house is a fabulous resource for writers—and a pretty cool museum—if you’re ever in the area.           The conference featured workshops and discussions about aspects ofContinue reading “Ponder this…”

The Long and Short of It

Taking a break from the book for a while because … well, because I’m stuck. Discouraged. Not feeling it . But you don’t want to hear my problems. Neither does Karen. She told me to shut up and quit whining and go write a short story. Okay, she was much nicer than that, but IContinue reading “The Long and Short of It”