Hi! Thanks for coming by to visit.
I wrote This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back, young adult books for most readers (maybe if you’re under 14, check with someone). I like to write about darkness without discounting the light. I try to write stories I want to read myself, about life and death, family and love, and mostly how we cope with change and danger in our lives, two things we can’t avoid.
I also like to write about magic.
Not necessarily the big, obvious magic, but the little things we could miss if we aren’t paying attention, the little pieces of magic that add sparkle and mystery to every day.
I like to spread small magic around, so please sign up for my newsletter (just below there’s a box–all I need is an email) to join my book club, The Joans of ARC, and to know where I might be landing soon and for gifts I will be giving away every month just because book magic is the best magic.
And here’s my promise to you: If you write me, I will write you back.
Make as much magic as you can, every day, for everyone you know.
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Notes From the Well
Why did you choose to begin the story immediately following the abortion, rather than when Genesis is making the decision whether or not to have the abortion? I never wanted there to be any question whether she would go through with it or not. Taking this angle, I… Read more
I’ve been moving. Again. This is my fourth house in as many years, and hopefully the last for a good long while since I bought it. Touching all my things is gross. That whole Marie Conde thing about needing all your belongings to bring you joy? If I followed that… Read more
I geeked out when I found out I would be going to Little Rock Central High School, which spans four city blocks, and when it was built in 1927 for 1.5 million dollars was considered the most architecturally beautiful school in the country. I knew about the Little Rock Nine… Read more