Last year, an old friend called me out of the blue. It had been ages since we'd talked, so I was thrilled to hear from him. He said he'd decided to write a novel and wanted to bounce the premise off me. Knowing how funny this guy is, I couldn't wait to hear his idea—and I wasn't disappointed. What he had in mind was hilarious. I told him as much, wished him the best, and said to keep me posted.
I e-mailed him on his birthday a couple months ago and asked how the novel was…Continue
My new book (Wait for the Rain) came out this week-- I'm so excited! On Saturday evening I had a launch party, and it didn't cost me a thing. All I did was ask the manager of a local bar if I could have an area to sell and sign books for a couple hours in exchange for bringing in paying customers, and he quickly agreed. He was happy to have the…Continue
The other day, I received a notification that I had a new subscriber to my monthly newsletter. As I always do, I e-mailed her to ask why she'd signed up. She replied that while she hasn't yet written anything, she has a lot of stories she wants to share when she retires from her job as a police detective, so she thought she could learn from me.
Isn't that COOL? (Not the learning from me part, the police detective part!)
Just think of all the interesting…Continue
I live near downtown Brooklyn, where sidewalks are lined to the gills with what can best be described as "random stuff" for sale. On any given stroll one can find an array of sunglasses, fruit, CDs, jewelry, clothing, cell phone cases, skin creams, and, last but not least, books.…Continue