Gun Lesson #1

People often ask me what I do for research. Well, here's one example. I have never shot a gun in my life, except for a BB gun at camp when I was a little girl. ...

My First Skype

I did my first bookclub via Skype the other day, with a public library in Clyde, OH. Many thanks to librarian Jill McCullough for talking me through the technol...

A Nice Review in Kansas

It's great to still be receiving reviews of The Good Thief. I salute you, Emporia Librarians!

More bookclubs!

Two more bookclubs just sent me photos--the Osceola, FL group who sent me a copy of Pinchpenny Mouse, and another group from Richmond, VA I spoke with last week...

Behind the Book

A great organization, Behind the Book, is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 28th in NYC. I'll be there hosting, along with Colum McCann and Martha Southgate. Won't y...

Mothers & Sons Bookclub

Over the weekend I spoke with a bookclub of mothers and sons about The Good Thief. These moms read books with their sons and then have a fun night of talk and f...

Boston/Philly/Salem/Portland

I'm heading off to do a brief tour of readings. At each of these events I'll be showing slides of graveyards and giving away things from The Good Thief: wishing...

Sirenland 2010

For the past three years, I've been taking part in the Sirenland Writers Conference. This extraordinary conference began about four years ago, when author Dani ...