I'm thrilled that my manuscript The Skeleton House has won the 2023 Forgarty Literary Award and will be published by Fremantle Press sometime in 2024 (TBC). Now that I've finally managed a decent sleep after two nights of staring into the dark with various muscles spasming (winning the Fogarty > eight shots of espresso), I'm … Continue reading 2023 Fogarty Literary Award: The Ripple Effect
Talk Nerdy to Me: The Bullet Journal
We have this running joke about Mom's planner. Mostly it involves my brother wailing and flailing as he struggles to flee but insists it's too powerful: It has its own gravitational field! It's like a black hole! There's no escape -- I will be consumed! (He collapses to the floor and claws at the tile.) … Continue reading Talk Nerdy to Me: The Bullet Journal
Decade of Dreams™
Ha. HA. Back in January I wrote something that went like this: "Seven days into the new year and new decade, we're on the brink of WWIII, half of the southern hemisphere is ablaze, and I think I'm coming down with a cold. Still, nothing can dampen my spirits: folks, like it or not, this … Continue reading Decade of Dreams™
We brought Remus home as a fuzzy, clumsy, eight week-old puppy back in 2007. It was the summer before my senior year in high school.