A Roundup of Reviews

The Hundred Hearts has been out for about a month now, and in that time it has attracted four reviews that can only be called glowing, or at least mostly incandescent. Naturally, this comes as a huge relief. I’m fond of pointing out the paradoxes inherent in the...

Thank you, Teresa

Today I was reminded of one of the chief pleasures of being a writer–the fact that I can reach people all over the world with my work. And it happened when I least expected it. I needed to call the hosting company that handles this website to discuss a technical...

Guest blog post: Ellen Wiseman

Ellen Wiseman is the author of The Plum Tree, published in 2012 by Kensington Publishing. She and I worked together on early drafts of her story. Ellen was the first writer I mentored, and I’m delighted–but not surprised–by the success of her novel....

10 Contradictions for New Writers to Ponder

1. You are not nearly as clever as you think you are, but you are a lot more intelligent than you give yourself credit for. 2. Your story has been told ten thousand times before, but no one can tell it the way you can. 3. You are not a special snowflake, but there is...