Murder and Mayhem

Last weekend I went to my first Murder and Mayhem conference. If you were sober in Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day, this was absolutely the place to be. As a regular attendee of other writing conferences like Bouchercon and AWP, I’m always frustrated that I can’t be in five panels at once. There’s so much . . . 

ModernWell 2018 Readers and Writers Literary Conference

Today I had the opportunity to participate in the Readers and Writers Conference at ModernWell, the Twin Cities’ first women’s coworking space. The afternoon featured three keynote speakers, two breakout sessions with multiple craft and motivational panels, and lots of mingling with wine and appetizers in the building’s fresh and open gathering areas. It was . . . 

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 . . .