No matter what I do, I know for certain I could always do more at Christmas. Buy more presents. Back… Read more It’s our favorite stressed out time of the year…
I was up this morning at dawn to run. To some people, that might sound normal. But I’ve never been… Read more Training for a race is a lot like writing a book
Every November on social media, it feels like everyone is writing a novel. Or talking about writing a novel. Or… Read more Why I’m skipping #Nanowrimo… Again.
Guerrilla artists have long had fun transforming everyday objects and helping us see them in new ways. Guerrilla knitters are… Read more Did anyone ask the tree?
Off to talk mysteries and the joys of writing in Virginia with a talented group of authors at the Gordon… Read more Read Local
No words. I feel like I went to type that a lot this surreal, tragic, horrible week in my hometown.… Read more Charlottesville: My hometown
Last week I saw a musician playing the violin while hula hooping on a downtown corner. I didn’t think, “oh,… Read more Just say “no” to multi-tasking
Looking forward to going to Kathmandu in September with SJ Rozan to do a 10-day writers workshop “High Crimes: Mystery… Read more High Crimes: Mystery Writing in Nepal
As a writer, I’m always looking at everything and asking myself, “why?” And then I often come up with an… Read more The ink blot test
Last summer, a group of friends (who happen to also be poets) gathered near the Maury River in Virginia for… Read more Writing Poetry (again)