the writing life

Writers Live in a Tin House

We're back from our recent adventures in Oregon.  Feeling lucky to have been part of the joyous Tin House writing conference, sponsored by the rocking mag of the same name.  Cinderella and I stole some time to wander the Oregon coast, freeze on the haunting beaches and stare at the great coastal rocks standing sentinel in the waves.  The flight home from was interminable, wracked by heat storms and late into the Chicago skies.  I listened to the ipod all the way, too full of charged emotions to even read.  You know how it is--as you live a miracle (Tin House) other elements of the "real wor

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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