Signing pre-orders!

The bindery is shipping out crates of The Women of the Copper Country! If you pre-ordered the book from my local independent bookstore, Mac’s Backs / Books on Coventry, you should have your signed/personalized copies next week. Click here for the list of coming events. More are being added, including one in September in at … Read more…

One day at a time

Amid this week’s tumultuous current events, I’ve been working through the galleys of The Women of the Copper Country, which will be published on August 6th this year. Galley proofs are the preliminary versions of publications meant for review by authors, printed up with extra-wide margins so we can pencil in changes and clarifications. Most … Read more…

Books make good gifts!

If you’d like autographed or personalized copies of my books to give this holiday season, you can order them from Mac’s Backs/Books on Coventry, a local independent bookstore that makes the process easy. You order what you’d like, the staff brings the books to my home for me to sign, and then they’ll mail them … Read more…

A book by any other name

Titles are hard. An author routinely makes about 200,000 individual decisions about what goes into a novel and what comes out, but those last few words are a group project involving the author, the editor, the marketing department, and the art director. A book’s title has to reflect the story, but it also has to … Read more…