A family story about my grandmother’s mad baking skills, why my father married my mother, Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie, and a can of pressurized whipped cream.
Feeling like the barbarians are at the gate, and it’s nonstop? Gather with likeminded people, get some hugs, breathe easy. That’s why I’ll be at Books and Boots in Dallas on November 10!
You can poke fun at the couple’s foibles, and you can put them in awkward situations, but you can’t make light of love itself. Crazy Rich Asians takes love seriously – that’s why it worked for me.
All the details of “An Evening with…” at Quatrefoil Library 9/27 and “Karin Plus Friends” at Once Upon a Crime 9/28 plus more cities. Pre-order books by 9/10/18.
Anne Hillerman, Rena Distasio, Darynda Jones and Karin Kallmaker in a day-long Albuquerque event. Treat yourself and join us!
Dorothy Allison and Hannah Gadsby have something in common. I saw the connection, after preparing to present the Trailblazer Award to Allison at #GCLS2018. My thoughts and the presentation are included in this blog.
There are many right ways to finish a novel. At #GCLS2018 you can hear the stories of authors who transformed an idea into a finished work.
Purple velvet. Gold boots. Must be VEGAS, BABY! Plus, all about the “Chase Your Own Success” self-care for writers workshop I’ll be teaching at #GCLS2018 Thursday July 5, 11:40 a.m.
You know The Gay Agenda, right? Where our lives are nothing but glitter unicorns and cupcake sprinkles?
Diana wears Maniac Red lipstick and high heels. Paris wears men’s suits and a Windsor knot in her ties. Learn more about My Lady Lipstick now available from Bella Books!
Courtney Milan doesn’t know me, but I’m going to thank her anyway. Why representation is my job because writing is my superpower.
I don’t choose between my stories for favorites but I have to admit that I’m extra partial to Unbeliever. It’s full of the magic women create for themselves and together.
Not sure what chocolate your sweetie likes? Here’s a conversation starting checklist so you can please her on Valentine’s Day.
I sell my work for money, like a dentist or a house painter. I am a professional. That means I won’t work for someone else to profit while I get nothing. That’s not what professionals do. If that means I’m not gracious or generous, so be it.
I usually save a great recipe for a book, but these oatmeal cookies are irresistible and I had to share. All the good things in life: Oats, brown sugar and butter, with bright pops of cherry and melting not-quite-bitter dark chocolate.
My annual update! Personal advice for best chocolate when you’re short on cash or time. As much as we may love the people in our lives, our wallets might go ouch when we buy chocolate.
I’m proud to be a contributor to Our Happy Hours – a personal, historical, political anthology that celebrates the culture where we thrive and survive.
Saying Inclusion is political but exclusion isn’t leads to story worlds where most of us don’t exist. And if we don’t exist in fiction, our existence in the real world remains precarious.