Reading a Book from Every Country

Last night, I read Sorry Not Sorry, an article in The New Yorker about South Korean fiction and “the country’s existential tumult in dark humor.” Beyond my surprise at “the cosmetic surgery craze” (apparently South Korea is the […]

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I’m Terry Gross, and this is… your worst nightmare!

Indulge me in a fantasy for a moment. Some day I will sit across from Terry Gross. Well, maybe I’ll be in a local NPR studio some place closer to where I’ll be living or […]

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How to Score Free Book Editing

I want to start out by saying that reading an almost-77,000–word manuscript (the length of the first draft of my book) takes a while. Doing even the laziest of edits is still, at the very […]

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How Do People Read So Much?

I once said aloud that I wished I had been born in the Middle Ages because then, if of course I didn’t die in childhood from the Bubonic Plague, I would actually have had a […]

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