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Silence, Secrets Kill

This 8 minute video is so powerful. Thank you, Jamal Edwards, The Guardian, and all the brave, big-hearted men here. All of this spoke to me, and in particular the importance of catching negative, depressive thoughts and turning them around, … Continue reading

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Who TF Cares?

There’s this cruel voice in my head. It’s always been there, trying to shut me up, keep me small. Lately, it’s sick of my efforts to market and promote my first novel. ‘Who tf cares?’ A big part of me … Continue reading

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Don’t Anyone Dare Wake Me Up

My husband, “Have you double-checked? Are you sure it’s THE Elizabeth Strout.”

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Book Love

My first novel, The Weight of Him, published on Valentine’s Day. It’s gotten some very nice coverage for which I’m deeply grateful. In particular, The Nervous Breakdown ran an excerpt here. There are also a number of interviews conducted by … Continue reading

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Please Mark Your Calendars

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Novel Party!

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Signed Bookplate

Hey, it’s Cyber Monday! Pre-order The Weight of Him today and I’ll send you a signed bookplate! And, remember, even online shopping can support your local independent bookshop/small business. I’d like to change the world. Our world needs to be … Continue reading

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Salvage

I love flowers. Especially roses, orchids, and hydrangeas. Amongst my favorite flowers I favor certain colors–white orchids and hydrangeas, and roses in all colors except red. Which is strange because I love red. Of roses, I prefer palest pink and … Continue reading

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Irish Writers Respond to the Election Result, for the Irish Times

And it takes some scrolling down, but I’m in there amongst some excellent commentary, and some other commentary that’s…well I’ll let you decide for yourself.

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The Shortest Post Ever on Reading, Sex, Crime, Workshops & Wine. You’re welcome.

I’ve lived in San Francisco for over twenty years and I’ve never been to Los Gatos! That will be fixed this Friday when I travel to the 2016 Los Gatos – Listowel Writers’ Festival. I’m giving a free talk at … Continue reading

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