My Editor

I remember sitting in front of my computer, hands poised, confronting the blank screen. The cursor winked. Nothing else. Not a word.I was at a Writers Retreat on Hatteras Island, NC, where everyone was suppose to produce 2000 words per day.Frustrated, I looked...

Katherine Mansfield Now in French

KATHERINE MANSFIELD translated into French! Katherine would have been very pleased.It’s my dear Provencal friend, Brisou Buis, who translated it. I tried to convince her to read Proust so we could talk about it over a morning tisane or an evening glass of wine,...

Amy Winehouse Tribute

Cassandra, the damaged singer in my new novel, “The Drummer’s Widow,” was drawn from the heart-wrenching life and tragic death of the irreplaceable Amy Winehouse who died three years ago today. When I forget why I am a writer, she reminds me: “I’m not here...