You know when you find a frightened dog—maybe at a shelter, or maybe on the street—and you spend a long, slow time getting it to trust you? You have to crouch down and speak softly, holding out scraps of food while you pray in your head that it will give you its heart. You don’t […]
There’s always a surge of excitement when I type “the end” on a manuscript. It’s a feeling of completion, plus pride in the ability to finish what I started. Those two little words mean a lot, because stick-to-it-iveness is a big factor in a writer’s success. So if you’re an aspiring writer who’s finished the […]
Our mechanic is so determined to find the mouse, we’re afraid she’ll dismantle the engine!
The sausage-maker should never, ever think about how the sausage is made!
If you’re a woman, and something feels wrong, don’t let anyone dismiss you. Find a doctor who listens to you, and believes you, and get the help you need.
When I write fiction, I’m not the only one telling the story. I write in partnership with every reader, who interprets my words and brings them to vivid life in her mind.