November 1, 2016

I've returned from the second annual Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival, organized by charming and hilarious Carrie Jones. Huzzah!

There was a whole passel of writers, volunteers, kids and grown-ups. There's me looming in the back. And there's my amazing agent, Ammi-Joan Paq...

October 7, 2016

Are you ready to show some love for local lore this Halloween? Sure, New York has the Headless Horseman, Massachusetts has the witch trials and Maine has the chupacabra (no, really, look it up), but New Hampshire has its own lineup of awesome costume possibilities. Her...

September 28, 2016

I've decided to live in the future and try out Pinterest. It's pretty fun! Here's my attempt at a Strange Sweet Song board.

And here are some boards for characters from The Hidden Twin!

September 6, 2016

I've got a story in the Spring 2016 issue of Hunger Mountain journal of the arts. Wahoo! It's called "Shoes," and it's excerpts from my novel-in-progress of the same name. The story is set in the same world as, and after the events of, "Cinderella." (They're big into s...

July 14, 2016

Some say New Hampshire has the shortest coastline of any state in the US (I’m looking at you, Wikipedia). I say what we lack in length, we make up for in dangerous currents. I mean heart. And seafood.

My father’s first word was “frycram.” Forget Mama and Dada, he was...

April 1, 2016

Chapter One
    
We look like two ordinary girls. No more than eighteen. She with a sun-yellow cap, my face half-hidden by dark goggles. Legs dangling, our hair swirls in the Caldaras City mist, long locks intermingling. Our arms weave through the dawn-lit me...

March 15, 2016

Guys, it's almost LAUNCH for my new novel, The Hidden Twin!

Woo hoo!

Excitement!

January 14, 2016

Hour One: The first flicker is a surprise. “Where’s Cake Boss?” Granny snaps. I click the remote. Then the lights go off: power outage.

Between telephone poles, the lines sag with ice. Kinda pretty, actually. Maybe I’ll read an improving book. By candlelight!

Hour Tw...

June 11, 2015

What’s the second most spoken language in New Hampshire? Quelle surprise, it’s French! Even if your family doesn’t hail from the (even more) Frigid North, you may have tasted poutine, worn a tuque, or frozen your fesses off.

My grandparents were born into French-speak...

April 15, 2015

If you’re flying to Manchester from parts south after dark, you get a great view of the East Coast — a massive Philly/New York/Providence/Boston monster that glitters its way along the coast until it fizzles into a black hole that’s apparently trying to eat Canada.

Th...

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