My Favorite Books, not all from 2022 –

In 2022 I kept a private journal of everything I read—about 55 books. As a writer, it’s my job to support other writers. It’s not my job to act as critic. I get mad when crap books get all the attention. I get despondent when great books are ignored. But publicly, I only ever say … Read more

I Love Science!

I like to imagine myself as tough, and in many ways, I am. Unhappily, this is not the case for my physical health, and never has been. I get sick when no one else gets sick, and it lasts longer. Every respiratory infection sticks to my lungs like they’re twin bowls of GLUE. I have … Read more


I’ve lost the ability to update my own events, or apparently run my website, or forward things to my able and saintly webmaster. Some people are good at multi-taking. Others are not. On that note– I’ll be signing paperbacks at Dark Delicacies in Burbank today at 3pm PST! Stop by, or order a personalized copy … Read more

Today I’m angry.

Some years ago, the FBI got in contact with me because I’d been put on an ISIS hit list. Apparently, this was a terror tactic. Large lists of American names were released online by foreign terrorists, and then the FBI was legally obliged to track us down and let us know. The woman I spoke … Read more

Signing at Dark Delicacies

Hi, all! It’s been a while. I see a bunch of new people have signed up. Nice to meet you! I’ve been working on my next novel, Mom’s Night Out ( , and on the adaptation of Good Neighbors for television. If I have any good news, I’ll send it along. In the mean time, … Read more

Notes on my fourth novel, Mom’s Night Out

I don’t usually post personal things, but it’s coming on the first anniversary of my mom’s death and I’m feeling sentimental. I’ve been stuck in my next novel for about a week, trying to find my way through. Today, while driving my Daughter Clementine home from soccer practice, she asked me how I was doing. … Read more