We woke Christmas day in a downtown hotel in the city of my birth: me, the husband, and the dog. … [Read more...] about Elevator Dog: A Metaphor
The months post-launch of The Quintland Sisters has been a whirlwind of wonderful, capped by an incredible experience at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival in November. I was delighted to see my book make a few best-of lists at the end of the 2019. Past readings and events are listed below, as are any links to press. Check back to find out about upcoming events! ***** … [Read more...] about News and Events
On March 5 in the Year of the Pig, exactly one month to the day of the Lunar New Year, my novel will be published. And believe it or not, in the Chinese Zodiac, the pig is my sign! Surely this must be auspicious? … [Read more...] about Lucky-Lucky, Tiger and Pig
Mark your calendars, dear readers and would-be readers. … [Read more...] about Book Tour!
On an overcast day in the Dolomites, you can forget how high the mountains go. That is, until the clouds snag and tear on their rocky flanks, the peaks poke their heads above the smoke-white mist, and another mountain’s worth of mountain emerges on top of the mountain that already was. … [Read more...] about Rock of Ages
Leaving harbour, the only hint we have of what’s to come is the horizon, which is jagged, as if torn. Arnaud, our skipper, is French from France. Thirty-something and blonde with a sailor’s trim beard, he uses coconut oil to slick his hair into a man-bun and manages, somehow, to pull this off. … [Read more...] about Dangers, At Sea