walk into fire with us and write your heart out.

My recent writing rant was borne of a recognition that we spend more time talking about wanting to write than actually writing. We spend more time trying to be clever than just picking up our ordinary and writing. We spend more time on the shape of the outcome than on...

thinking thursday : vote is a verb. and so is inequality.

In this desperate slide toward election day, I am being bombarded by hate that is fueled by ignorance and fear and power and vast amounts of money. Bombarded. Vote is a Verb, friends. Don't let hate win. I was surprised recently by a comment on my Facebook page...

book tour in watercolor – connecticut sky

I am documenting my book tour in watercolor. Here's the backstory: I recently met Jane LaFazio, a San Diego-based artist who was teaching in Western North Carolina, and staying in a bed and breakfast just across the street from my house. Because she would be there...