Actually…Not All Subplots Should be in Books

I’ve discovered over the years that not all ideas that seemed brilliant at 10pm ought to be in one’s novel. In fact, even if they feature adorable puppies and fried noodles, they sometimes have to be resisted… Thanks so much to Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine for featuring this article! Click to read here.  

Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club pick for April

I’m not quite sure how I’m typing because I’m feeling pretty incoherent, but THE NIGHT TIGER has been chosen as Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club! When the news broke, I was so overcome that I felt like bursting into tears. And eating large quantities of peanut butter and chocolate. It felt pretty unbelievableContinue reading “Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club pick for April”

THE NIGHT TIGER: A Starred Review from Kirkus!

I woke up to a wonderful surprise the other morning. Mornings are often rushed, anxious affairs in our house, with one kid waking up late after having sworn the night before (while assembling Boba Fett armor out of cardboard and hot glue) that he had absolutely, positively, finished all his homework (not), and another childContinue reading “THE NIGHT TIGER: A Starred Review from Kirkus!”

THE NIGHT TIGER – a chocolate-fueled update!

It’s been a long time coming, but my second book is finally done and we have an official announcement! Hooray!! For those kind and long-suffering readers and friends who’ve been on this journey with me, you’ll know that a few years ago I started saying things like “Oh ya, this book is almost done!” andContinue reading “THE NIGHT TIGER – a chocolate-fueled update!”

Late Night Coping Mechanisms

There’s been a long silence on this blog, not because I haven’t been eating and reading books, but because I’m almost done writing my second novel. I say this with some trepidation because to be honest, I’ve been claiming I’m “almost done” for a while. And all the time, my book keeps getting longer and longer andContinue reading “Late Night Coping Mechanisms”

My Ill-Fated Elephant Detective Novel

Everyone has a mistake or two hidden in their closet. Mine just happens to be elephant-sized. A number of people have very kindly (and probably untruthfully) expressed an interest in seeing my ill-fated elephant detective novel. This was the first book that I attempted to write, and it was a disaster.