A year before this photo was taken, I was on a panel at the LA Times Festival of Books. I only had time to see one author before my event and I chose Anne Rice. She was a natural speaker, talking from the heart, with the ability to make youRead More →

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This is a very special opportunity called The Back Room, hosted by Karen Dionne (author of The Marsh King’s Daughter, finishing film production with Daisy Ridley) and Hank Phillippi Ryan (an award-winning author and TV investigative reporter). You actually get to meet with each of us and we get toRead More →

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You may know from past posts that I teach at this wonderful writing conference down in beautiful La Jolla, California, in late October. This year the keynote speaker is none other than the fabulous Heather Graham. I love Heather, not only is she an incredibly prolific author, but she’s alsoRead More →

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I have been living in London since last year with a couple of trips back to LA. I will be returning to California the end of next week, but would like to find a way to be bi-continental, as I truly love it here in London. Theatre, opera, literary history,Read More →

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When I was first published, I spoke at the annual SCBWI conference. After one of my talks, someone came up and was pleading for help. They wanted private tutoring, help with their publishing journey. My schedule then was so intense with tours, school visits, conference appearances and writing the nextRead More →

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