Graveyard Cake

Some of you might remember this graveyard cake, put together by a mother/son bookclub reading The Good Thief. Now another group of readers in Rochester, NY has decided to create their own graveyard cake inspired by the book. Soon I may have to sponsor some kind of bake-off, but for now I will simply enjoy and […]

Rochester, NY: All City Read

Thanks to the great organization Writers & Books, the entire city of Rochester, NY will be reading The Good Thief this winter. I’m heading to Rochester March 23–26th and going to bookclubs, schools, libraries, hospitals, churches, coffee shops and radio shows to talk with all the good folks of upstate New York who have given Ren a […]

Selected Shorts

Last November, a story of mine, “Milestones,” was broadcast on public radio’s Selected Shorts, an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction by great actors from stage, screen and television, recorded live at New York’s Symphony Space. My story was read by Laurie Anderson, and afterwards I was interviewed by the […]


This coming Sunday, Dec. 19th from 1-4 pm I’ll be taking part in a marathon reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol at Used Housing Works Bookstore. Used Housing Works is a great organization that benefits the homeless and people living with AIDs, and they could use your support. So if you’re in New York […]

The Out of Towners

On Thursday, October 28th, 7 pm, I’ll be hosting an event at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn to celebrate the first books of three One Story authors, all from out of town: Susanna Daniel (FL), John Jodzio (MN) & Bruce Machart (TX). There will be free drinks and music provided by The Hollows, so if you’re in […]

A Tornado Grows in Brooklyn

Hello Everybody. Just to be entirely clear: YES, there was a tornado in Brooklyn yesterday. YES, it did touch down in Gowanus. NO, it did not suck me up into its vortex. I AM STILL HERE. Thanks for the emails, though, folks. It’s nice to know you would care if I pulled a Dorothy. Cheers, Hannah