Category Archives: Writing

How long did it take you to write this?

My new novel, The Tenant: A Love Story, was published in February. It’s not your usual fare of rampant violence, blood-thirsty vampires, and unbridled sex. If that’s what you’re looking for, it’s not your book. It’s just a simple, heartwarming … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie — Quick, Easy, and Yummy

One of my all time favorite cook books is Peg Bracken’s, I Hate to Cook Book. Published in 1960, it was an instant bestseller, and I was lucky enough to find a used paperback at some yard sale years later. … Continue reading

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If You Want to Write

I can’t count the times someone has said to me, “I wish I could do what you do,” meaning writing. I’ll ask, “Did you try?” “Oh, I did, but I’m not good at it.” (Which is, of course, not the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Naive, The Novel

  September 10 Dear Adam, By the time you read this, I will be in Venice. There is no casserole in the oven. Smart as you are, I’m sure you can figure out how to cook dinner. The ironing is … Continue reading

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Adventures in Query Letter Writing

   Me—8 months ago:   I sat all day, trying to come up with what some agents call a tag line, others a hook, others a log line for my new novel, Diary of a Naive. Looking up once in … Continue reading

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