Are You Jealous?

Hope

The writer sitting next to me at dinner wanted to know — was it going to be hard to go on tour with another author. What do you mean? I asked. Won’t you be jealous if she sells more books than you? No, I answered. Not at all. I’m praying that Ann Hite will be [Read More...]

Dancing in High Cotton

Angelina Ballerina

  I have been dancing in high cotton since last week, when my publisher — Mercer University Press — received a letter from Thom Chambliss, the president of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA). That letter was in reference to an advanced reader copy of Mother of Rain that Thom read. I asked Thom if [Read More...]

Journalism vs. Fiction

motherofrain. cover

So you may have heard by now that I have a novel coming out in September. It’s my sixth book and my first work of fiction. I’d be lying if I said I’m not nervous about it. You’d be scared, too, if ¬†you were me. Writing fiction is a totally different process than the journalism-based [Read More...]


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