Essay up on Vida

August 31, 2015

…on writing & motherhood, the advice I got from Tillie Olsen (and ignored) and how it worked out: I Stood There Ironing.

Hula & I release our first single!

June 7, 2015

…and you can get it here!

Recommended reading from the heart-shaped state

May 11, 2015

Review in Columbus Alive that calls me “convivial, honest and inquisitive” (and that’s true! Except I wish they’d used the serial comma).

Like A Song: the video promo!

April 29, 2015

See & hear me reading from and talking about Like A Song here.

News from Columbus, Ohio

April 19, 2015

Like A Song reviewed in today’s Columbus Dispatch–and this just in:

I’ll be reading from the book at the Word is Art stage at the Columbus Arts Festival on

Friday, June 12, 2015        1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015   3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015    6:15 pm – 6:30 pm

And it’s worth noting that this coincides with the first exhibition (read more…)

O Magazine’s April 2015 issue

March 14, 2015

O Magazine wants you to pick up a copy of Like A Song right now. (And describes the book as a “collection of six quietly transgressive pieces about music that ultimately asks, Why speak when you can sing?”)

An essay on how I learned to cook

December 12, 2014

Read it here, in the lovely Edible Columbus magazine’s online edition. Print copies are everywhere right now in Columbus.

Creative Nonfiction

December 3, 2014

Read a new essay, “Gone,” in the winter 2014 issue of Creative Nonfiction, Issue #54 (“Lost Truths and Family Legends”).

Two new books in 2015

November 1, 2014

A new collection of essays and my first book for children. Watch this space for news of launch parties for both and readings & signings in a bookstore near you.

A Girl’s Guide to Life, due January 2015.

Like A Song, due March 2015.

Into the Forest

July 31, 2014

The photograph is of my parents at Coney Island in 1948: she was fifteen; he was eighteen. They’d been dating for a year, on and off. (They were together, all told, for sixty-seven years—minus a few breakups during those first five years before they married—when we lost him this past May, two months short of his eighty-fourth birthday.)

Read a short essay about losing him, here.