O’s Little Book of Happiness

The lovely editors at O, the Oprah Magazine, have included my essay, “Personal Growth,” in the adorable little volume that is O’s Little Book of Happiness. You know who else has essays in this book? Brené Brown. Jane Smiley. Elizabeth Gilbert. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Roxane Gay. No big deal!! Also, in the correspondence surrounding this …

Kitten rescue

So this is what happened to me seven days ago. I was sitting in Tarry Market in downtown Port Chester, drinking a cup of coffee, when I saw a sad, pathetic sight. A tiny grey animal was dragging itself across the intersection. “Look at that poor injured squirrel,” I thought. In an idle, Sunday-morning kind of …

Big news for my manuscript

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed with the Emma Sweeney Agency for what will be my debut novel. It’s kind of the most exciting thing that’s ever happened in my career, to be honest — although it sounds as though I’ll be revising the manuscript for a while! So how did it come about? In …

Forest walk

Not far from my house is this beautiful nature preserve. It contains these lush emerald ferns, as well as a misty lake where I’m thinking of hiding a magical sword. Stay tuned for updates.

O magazine, October issue!

I love writing for O! I’m thrilled to report that I have a very tiny piece in the October issue. The theme of the issue is “How to stop worrying and start living.” So, I wrote about how I survived a classic “stranger in a dark alley” attempted rape back in 2009. How on Earth …

Squirrel, interrupted

I was driving behind this woman who had a “Give Wildlife a BRAKE” sticker on her Prius, and a squirrel made a breakneck run for the other side of Westport Road, and guess what she did? She glanced in her rearview mirror, stuck her hand out the window and made an ambiguous hand signal which …