2020 Reading–October

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi is an exploration of antiracism. It’s not good enough to be not-racist anymore, Kendi, argues,…

2020 Reading–September

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood is a historical novel about a woman involved in a double murder. She is spared hanging because of her…

2020 Reading–August

How the South Won the Civil War by Heather Cox Richardson isn’t quite what I thought it would be. Instead, it’s a history of…

Making Assumptions

A long time ago, I read the fiction in The New Yorker as soon as my copy arrived. Then, I posted my reaction to…

Everywhere Stories: On the Air!

Okay, not on the air, exactly, but on Zoom and Facebook Live. From 2014-2018, I edited and Press 53 published a three-volume series of…

2020 Reading — July

The Magpie’s Return by Curtis Smith is coming out in August, but I got an advance copy and I did a review that I…

You’re Invited!

Please join me on Wednesday, July 22, at Noon Eastern Time for a one-hour Zoom session with three other writers, Julie Zuckerman, Jodi Paloni,…

2nd Annual 1455 Summer Literary Festival

2019 was the first year for the 1455 Summer Literary Festival. I learned about it a little late, so I was only able to…

2020 Reading–June

Although it was a busy month–despite social distancing and lockdown–I managed to get a fair amount of reading done in June, a mix of…

2020 Reading–May

My list of completed books this month is a little light because I was participating in an online class–both teaching and learning, which was…