• Good coffee for Friday the 13th

    In honor of Friday the 13th, here’s a quick blurb from my book, The Italian Holiday. The characters just happen to be discussing Friday the 13. Only they are in Florence, in the…

  • Hope in the Time of 2020

    My internal playlist continues to fluctuate between the song “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac and “It’s The End of the World” by REM.  How bout you? Anyway, they say you come across what…

  • By the book…

    My friend Ariane sent me a text the other day with this question. “What is one book you wished everyone would read?” And I haven’t slept since. That’s not completely true, I haven’t…

  • Lessons from the Medieval Times

    This is the time of year I yearn to settle into fall quotes and long rambling sentences while I make fun of the abundance of pumpkin spice flavored items. But this year, the…

  • Perseverance…

    “But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have…

  • Writing in the time of Corona…

    Has my writing changed any since the world started burning at our feet? Is a question I’ve been asked a few times now. Kind of. My process has changed, because it takes more…

  • History is happening…

    On March 13 we made this sign in solidarity with my family in Italy that had gone into Quarantine. Andra Tutto Bene = Everything is going to be okay. It was an Instagram…

  • Out in Front

    Here’s a glimpse into how I find stories.  Sometimes. When I was in college, on Thursday nights I would end up sometimes at a bar. I can’t remember the name of the bar…