HOW TO STAY Goes Traveling

HOW TO STAY Goes Traveling

:: “A poignant and layered narrative about the universal desire for something so elusive—a safe place to fall.” There’s been some news on the writing front for me: I had a new book come out in September, and I have another new one coming out in two...
How To Write A Holiday Love Story

How To Write A Holiday Love Story

:: When my publisher told me they wanted me to write a love story set around the winter holidays, and “Oh, it needs a happy ending”—I felt like I was standing barefoot and under-supplied at the bottom of a very tall, very rocky mountain that I had to climb if I ever...
Poem: Shower

Poem: Shower

:: “I love teaching poets. They never waste words.”  When I was working on my master’s in creative writing, I took poetry courses too. In fact, when I was an undergraduate, my first creative writing courses were in poetry. Later, one of my favorite...