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Bay Area Book Festival 2022

It was wonderful to participate in the 8th annual Bay Area Book Festival, which was back in person this year, and to see thousands of people show up so enthusiastically for the arts, and in particular books and writing. I’m … Continue reading

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As Seen On PBS!

I shrieked. I danced. I gave deep thanks. Thrilled to see my short story collection flashed on national TV. It’s way more thrilling to see what two brilliant minds and beautiful spirits can accomplish together. I highly recommend this 7 … Continue reading

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Party Time: The Writers Grotto 2021 Authors and Books

Please join us on Monday, January 24 at 5pm Pacific for an update on the Writers Grotto new San Francisco location, Fellowship Program, and Membership details. It’s also a PARTY. I’m excited to share (virtual) space with my fellow Writers … Continue reading

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Laying It Bare

Sitting with Matt Borondy’s excellent questions for Identity Theory Magazine, I realized the personal toll of these past two years is worse than I thought, even though, comparative to those with tangible losses, I’m having a privileged pandemic experience. The … Continue reading

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Superb? I’ll take it!

I had no idea this existed and I am silly happy with ‘superb’ being my new favorite word. Thank you so much Goodreads! And congrats to everyone else listed here, including the wonderful Caitlin Horrocks, Te-Ping Chen, R.O. Kwon and … Continue reading

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Videogram

With my deepest thanks to the wonderful, extraordinary web that is the writing world.

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The San Franciscan Magazine

I narrate my story “The Other Side of the World” on The San Franciscan Magazine. It’s about the pandemic, single motherhood, and a renegade sperm bank son. Take a listen (or read) here. The story originally appeared in The San … Continue reading

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The Magician, author of The Magician

This post’s title is not a typo. I’m thrilled to be in conversation with the luminous Colm Tóibín to celebrate yet another of his stellar novels, The Magician (Simon & Schuster, September 7, 2021). He’ll be joining us live from … Continue reading

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The Part That Burns

One of my favorite reads this year is The Part That Burns, a lyrical, searing debut memoir by Jeannine Ouellette (Split/Lip Press, 2021), and so I’m thrilled to be in conversation with Jeannine next Wednesday, September 1st at 3pm PST. … Continue reading

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Burning Books Podcast

Many thanks to Ruth McKee for including me in Books Ireland Magazine’s wonderful podcast BURNING BOOKS. We chatted Emily Brontë, John Irving, Elizabeth Strout, and more. I also revealed which books, and what single treasured object, I would pull from … Continue reading

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