Exquisite Quartet: “The Suburban Happy Hour”

Not long ago, Meg Tuite invited me to participate in this month’s Exquisite Quartet–a group of four writers she assembles to produce a collaborative…

Book Clubs!

I love book clubs. After my first book came out, I visited several. I also enjoy reading to a room full of people at…

Win a free copy of Goliath by Susan Woodring

Ten Questions for Susan Woodring I’m talking today with Susan Woodring, author of Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) and two previous books, The Traveling…

Where to Buy the New Book

My new book, What the Zhang Boys Know, is being published by Press 53, the same wonderful small press that published my story collection,…

Coming Soon: Author Interview and Book Giveaway

Watch this space! I recently read Susan Woodring‘s Goliath, a wonderful and surprising novel about a small town in North Carolina. I contacted the…

Fall for the Book–September 26-30

I’m pleased to announce that I will be giving a reading and signing books at this year’s Fall for the Book festival, September 26-30….

The Gathering of Writers: August 18, 2012, Winston-Salem

On August 18, 2012, in Winston-Salem, NC, I’ll be joining 5 other writers in the first Gathering of Writers, sponsored by Press 53 and…

The Comedians, by Graham Greene

Lately I’ve been listening to audio books in the car, even for short trips around town. Today I finished listening to The Comedians by Graham…

Virginia Writers’ Club Symposium: Navigating Your Writing Life

The Virginia Writers’ Club Symposium is upon us. This coming Saturday, August 4, the VWC will convene at the Piedmont Virginia Community College in…

The Man Booker Prize, 2012

The long list for the 2012 Man Booker Prize has been announced. This prize is one that I watch each year because it helps…