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October 28, 2019

The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. The winner of the 2019 Sunburst Award for Adult Fiction is Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano Lax.

The Sunburst Jury comme...

Huge thanks to the wonderful Katie Bausler for her 49 Writers Active Voice podcast interview conducted in Juneau, Alaska. We talk about PLUM RAINS, social media and the pros and perils of technology, taking the pulse of America on my 50-states running trip, and more....

November 9, 2018

"Father Knows Worst," a short piece I published on Medium.com based on research I did to write BEHAVE, was selected as a feature story. Even better, it's recently been upgraded to include a professionally voiced audio version. Interested in John Watson, the history of...

May 1, 2018

For the 2018 release of Plum Rains, a novel in part about the difficulties of true connections in a distracted age, I am planning a virtual book club tour. Want to help me pioneer a new way to engage with readers? Contact me to be a phone, skype or even in-person guest...

March 17, 2016

In the Largehearted Boy "Book Notes" series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom,...

February 29, 2016

From BookPage:

 

Behave is a page-turning exploration of a complicated relationship, full of themes that will resonate with modern readers—the enduring debate of nature vs. nurture, as well as the eternal struggle women face to balance family life and career opportunitie...

January 31, 2016

The mother "begins to destroy the child the moment it's born," wrote the founder of behaviorism and parenting "expert" John B. Watson.

 

In another he essay he suggested, "Most mothers should be indicted for psychological murder."

 

We can wonder what Rosalie Rayner Watson...

January 29, 2016

The early trade reviews are in for BEHAVE and I feel especially honored to have received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

 

The choice bits:

 

"Scorching... By detailing how the study of human behavior differs from understanding people, and how smart women can miss...

January 29, 2016

My first two novels, The Spanish Bow and The Detour, have found many loyal readers in Poland, for which I am hugely grateful. Last month, blogger Agnes Rose interviewed me and the result is available in both English and Polish. I can't read Polish but I am honored to b...

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