where the writers are

Favorite Books

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
His Dark Materials, Phillip Pullman
Harry Potter (all of ‘em) J.K. Rowling
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Marjane Satrapi
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurty
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

What I'm Reading

The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris – I think Sookie is a refreshing heroine and I love all the great details of Harris’ world.

Favorite Authors

Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, Michael Chabon, Ian McEwan, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ann Patchett, David Sedaris, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller

Influences

Traveling always inspires me; new sights, sounds, smells and colors take root in my writing without me even noticing

I always try to be part of a writers’ group. I need the feedback and the back and forth and I love reading other people’s work.

Writing has such a reputation for being an isolated activity, but it’s crazy how when you’re surrounded by your world and your characters, you feel like you’ve spent the day with crowds of people.