Online interviews are sprouting up like daffodils this week!
My interview with My Ever-Expanding Library is now live. I got to talk about dancing, inspiration and the open-mindedness of teens, so I had a lot of fun. Here’s my answer to a question I liked, about the challenge of writing a second novel, compared [...]Continue Reading →
People ask me all the time “how’s the book going?” And I tend to sputter and flinch at the question.
My gut reaction is to ask “which ONE?!”Continue Reading →
It’s been a chilly summer so far in Montreal, but the weather isn’t the only thing keeping my mind on next winter. I’m in the final stages of preparing my February 2010 novel, Rhythm & Blues, for publication. I’m plugging away hard at revisions, and today I got this pleasant surprise in my inbox: catalogue [...]Continue Reading →
Sometime La S worries that she, I dunno, comes across like she’s worked herself into a frothy rage over a manuscript I’ve saddled her with. I’ll get the occasional one back completely gummy with post-its that just say “NO!” and whole pages X-ed out in dried blood, with only repeated exclamation points for explanation. “Um, [...]Continue Reading →
I was working my way through a revision of my b-girl novel and kind of sweating over its ever-expanding length when the following question came into my inbox from Chrisa, regarding her thesis.
“I need to cut approximately 5,000 words. Do you have any hints?”
Why yes. In no particular order, I suggest [...]Continue Reading →