The Next Step

The author considers her path out of the workaday world.

Book Juggling

Sure, it’s a thing. I’m just not very good at it.

Debuts Continue to Impress

Judging for the NBCC Leonard Prize often makes for the year’s best reading.

My Year in Reading: 2018 Edition

A look back at the pages I’ve perused these past 12 months.

Crossing the Genre Line

Will readers follow when a writer veers too far off course?

Have Book, Will Travel

What to read when it’s time to get away

Probing for the Empathy Bone

After a friend is murdered, the author glares at her novel-in-progress and thinks, “What’s the point?”


Finding the best way to honor the life of a lifelong friend