Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter Hijinks

The holidays were great and Clovis and I have been running ever since. I got to spend a few days in beautiful Provincetown, which had a nice dusting of snow. Here are some pics from Marconi Beach in Wellfleet.

Then it was off to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, for the Wilkes University Creative Writing MA/MFA residency. I graduated from this program and am so grateful to remain a part of this wonderful community as a faculty member. My first two MA students graduated!

Max and Andrea both wrote beautiful novels and I look forward to watching (and helping) them grow and write in the future!

My friend Laurie Loewenstein, also a graduate of the program, is having her first novel published by Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books!  The novel is called Unmentionables and is absolutely beautiful. You can't put it down. It is set in small-town Illinois around World War I and centers on the relationship between a doubting newspaper editor and an unequivocal feminist speaker on the Chautauqua Circuit and deals with identity, certainty, love, regret and redemption. Read it! Here she is at a signing. :)

The program has turned more than one chicken into an eagle!

And then there was Clovis. He got a new scarf for Christmas.

He is the king of lazy mornings (after a late night with his "toys").

A nice elevator selfie that Clovis took of us!

Here he is in his new red and white checked sweater. I love it. He was worn out by the residency, too.

Playing hide and seek.

The next project...


  1. Clovis is so sweet! I'd love to spend a lazy morning with him.

    1. Yes! He is a great cuddle buddy! I should offer him up for rental naps!