February 22nd, 2015

      I am thrilled to announce that Engine Books will be publishing a collection of my essays in April, 2016. THRILLLLEEEEDDDD!!!!! I have hoped there would be a place in the world for a book made up of short pieces like the ones I have shared online, pieces that are neither exclusively memoir […]

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July 16th, 2014

                        I read Elise Juska’s absolutely enthralling novel The Blessings at first because we’re fellow Philadelphia writers and I try to keep up with my hometown (after 26 years, I can say hometown) crew. But this is a book to make you forget any […]

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May 27th, 2014

  My youngest, a daughter, is graduating from high school this month. A lot of kids are – two of my own already have, and have graduated from college too. Graduations, for whatever reasons, don’t normally move me. I’m rarely caught up in the rituals that we’re told to find affecting. I’m not much of […]

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March 25th, 2014

Enter here to win a chance at winning a copy of Life Drawing! Until April 24, 2014

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