Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013 – Jim Crace: Harvest

It’s that time of the year again: Literature becomes universally exciting and noteworthy for a few short weeks while a jury of high-flying writers and critics determines which lucky novelist’s book sales will go through the roof this autumn. It’s the Man Booker Prize, “The world’s most important literary award,” the winner of which will […]


Sex, Love, and Sisterhood: My Visit to a Romance Writers’ Conference

As I go down to breakfast on the first day of the Moonlight and Magnolias romance writers’ conference, my main concern is whether hair and/or chunks of my scalp will fall out of the back of my head. I colored my hair in the hotel room the night before, but I was tired from my […]