Monthly Archives December 2011


Last week’s reading in Toronto was a total gas. I was thrilled to see the house packed with fiction enthusiasts, and loved spending time with the three other readers. And those Quattro fellows know how to throw a party! Yes, my knees knocked, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading from Harbour View. I’ll read to people at the drop of a hat. With one of my children now home and the other on


“The roaring alongside he takes for granted, and that every so often the world is bound to shake.” - Eizabeth Bishop, “Sandpiper” Readings are a fact of the writing life. They’re one of the best ways writers have to connect with people who love to read. There are plenty of introverted writers for whom public readings are a nerve-wracking source of agony and hair-rending, something to be