I secretly always wanted to try home-schooling when my kids were very young. Now the current health situation has compelled me and my husband to keep our asthmatic kiddo with… Read more Working & learning from home at the epicenter of Covid-19 →
Book blogger and president and CEO of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and Book Soup in West Hollywood, Allison K. Hill, rounded up her 5 beach read picks (plus one surprise… Read more Best summer beach reads of 2018 →
It’s getting close. CALIFORNIA CALLING: A SELF-INTERROGATION launches this March. Here are a few events where I will be reading and/or talking about the book! Seattle book launch, March 5,… Read more Book launch and upcoming events →
Readers: My publisher is giving away 10 copies of CALIFORNIA CALLING on Goodreads! The giveaway goes through February 11. You can enter to win a copy here.
Readers are influenced by the books they love, and writers doubly so: not only do we think for months or years about our favorite books, we refer to them, consciously… Read more Under the influence →
After a few iterations, my final cover is heading for galley printing! I am blown away by how Hawthorne’s designer, Adam McIsaac, captured the themes and feel of my story… Read more My memoir book cover is here, and it’s so much →
From October 2015 through April 2016, I taught poetry with the Pongo Teen Writing Project, serving on a team of five mentors at the Child Study and Treatment Center… Read more Poems from the inside →
“I’m really into disruption.” I knew the moment Jessica Jobaris said these words to me in a big-windowed café in Fremont on a bright winter day, I could trust her.… Read more The information is in the flesh: an interview with Jessica Jobaris →