Everything I Want To Be

I have a confession to make. The US title of my most recent book, EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE, might be more descriptive of me than it is of Hattie. Hattie Hoffman, our dangerous chameleon who becomes all things to all people, took on roles as it suited her whims until the consequences finally . . . 

Evolution of a Cover

So far in this series on book covers, I’ve looked at some of my favorite covers and unveiled the new cover for The Dragon Keeper. It’s just about time to look ahead to Everything You Want Me To Be, but before we do let’s step back for a moment and review the strange process of . . . 

Plurality

I’ve been thinking about the nineties lately, maybe because of a number one essential album, or because my newest heroine is struggling through her late teenage years and I’ve realized half my life has passed since I was in her place, but somehow those limitless nights and Ragstock-clothed, paper organizer structured days don’t feel too . . . 

Cat Editors

Not every writer can be famous, but their cats can! My newest cat, Dusty, has joined the ranks of Midge Raymond’s cat editors in her latest blog series. Check out this gorgeous man cat who has become all things in our house: foot warmer, lap warmer, chest (and sometimes head) warmer, abandoned milk drinker, Emma . . . 

Writing for Cecil

A few weeks ago a building near my office was overrun by police cars and media vans. I didn’t know what was going on until someone told me, complete with a meaningful look in one of the spare cubicles, “That’s where the dentist’s office is.” I didn’t need to be told which dentist, because in . . .