Blog 2017-06-21T14:27:56+00:00
1306, 2017

Summer Reading

  In EDEN, Rachel has a habit of doing literary calisthenics every summer morning. Her book of choice is Moby Dick by Herman Melville. She’s memorized passages and her paperback is so tattered the pages are on the verge of becoming unglued from their spine. In EDEN, bookshelves are stuffed [...]

106, 2017

How Squash Powers my Writing

I’ve been touched by the way my squash community has supported the launch of  EDEN: A Novel (and my new writing life, for that matter).  I’m also extremely grateful for the thoughtful review James Zug wrote in June’s Squash Magazine and the support of Ivy Pochoda and Louisa Hall, world class [...]

2305, 2017

Audio Book Faves

I spilled the beans in my last blog post that I'm a huge fanof the audiobook and that with the diminishing time I find to sit down, I'm devouring books through my ears instead.  I especially enjoy listening to books that have a lot of dialogue and/or accents (even when reading with [...]

1605, 2017

EDEN: The Audiobook

Having a book in my hands is a luxury.  That is, sitting upright in a chair and reading an actual book is a luxury. Reading by daylight is almost a holy enterprise, the things vacations are made of.  Even so, my consumption of literature has never been greater.  When I'm [...]

1005, 2017

A Tree, A Son, and A Book: A Different Take on Mother’s Day

I published this article on Huffington Post on May 9, 2017   Renowned Cuban poet, Jose Marti, underscored the human need for creative expression when he wrote, “There are three things every person should do in his or her life — plant a tree, have a son, and write a [...]

1804, 2017

That Man in the Greenhouse, Reykholt, Iceland

  Iceland is a pretty popular travel destination these days – primarily due to a trend toward adventure and outdoor recreation, but also thanks to great airline promotions sponsored by Icelandair. I was in Iceland for ten days in early April to attend the Iceland Writer’s Retreat. The conference, which [...]

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