Book This Book/Watch This Movie: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

In life, literature and publishing, it's all about the spiral staircase

Crazy for Trying is out of the vault!

Retracing Your Steps

The "Un-American" Playwright: Rare footage of Arthur Miller

So you don't forget: a lovely moment from Carlos Ruiz Zafon's "The Shadow of the Wind"

Inspirations's Where You Find It

Love Shack, baby! (That's right. I said it.)

Bald in the Land of Big Hair trailer

The Secret Sisters (an excerpt from Chapter One)

The Skinning of the Schnoz

The Pleasures of Reading

Buy This Book: Lamb, by Bonnie Nadzam

Are you happy? (A handy flow chart to help you strategerize your creative week.)

Peter Brady is now my spiritual guru. (An excerpt from "Bald in the Land of Big Hair")

Sunday Quote:Bierce on Romance and Imagination

#BuyThisBook: Trailer for Alice Hoffman's "The Dovekeepers" coming in October

Sometimes a door is just a door...and then there's this cuckoo for Rococo puffs door in Paris

FB's new Subscribe button could come in handy for writers, especially the indies

A Reader First

The Help....

In life, literature and publishing, it's all about the spiral staircase

Getting Computer Scenes Right: Where Hollywood's Steered You Wrong

NYT on Kindle Singles (and my own reKindled love affair with books)

Getting Gun Scenes Right: Why Most Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

The Language of Flowers: It isn't always about romance....

Do You Need Self Control?

Hedgebrook Writing Residency

Korean edition of "Promise Me"

Selling the Genre Novel

Top Ten Reasons New Orleans is the Hottest Place Ever to Set a Tale of Romantic Suspense

The pleasures and pitfalls of a Kindle Single