Reviews, Interviews, and Appearances

Reviews  The Last Bird of Paradise has been out for a couple of months now and I’ve been pleased with the reaction, although I’m…

What’s the Deal with Audiobooks?

Do you listen to audiobooks? I have friends who listen to books while doing various activities—cooking, housework, exercise. For several years, I’ve been listening…

Appearances/Events

After the initial flurry of events to promote my new novel, The Last Bird of Paradise, I’ve begun scheduling appearances for the rest of…

2024 Reading–May

The Times: How the Newspaper of Record Survived Scandal, Scorn, and the Transformation of Journalism by Adam Nagourney was my book club’s selection for…

I’ve Got Questions for Sean Murphy

Editor’s Note: This exchange is part of a series of brief interviews with emerging writers of recent or forthcoming books. If you enjoyed it,…

THE LAST BIRD OF PARADISE wins Maxy Award

I was very pleased to learn yesterday that my most recent novel, The Last Bird of Paradise, has won an award for Literary Fiction,…

2024 Reading–April

Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues by Jonathan Kennedy was my April book club selection. I found it fascinating. From the…

The Small Screen x 3

Imagine The Last Bird of Paradise as a movie. That’s not what I was thinking as I wrote it, but in the two months…

So Many Questions!

Since the release of The Last Bird of Paradise in February, I’ve participated in several literary events, including my book launch party at Ox-Eye…

2024 Reading–March

Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America by Heather Cox Richardson is my book club’s selection for this month. I was keen to…