university of houston: arts town hall

I had a chance to appear on a panel for an “Arts Town Hall” at the University of Houston’s Hilton hotel this week. Professor of English Elizabeth Brown-Guillory brought artists and arts administrators from every discipline together to talk about how the arts can support and nurture each other.  The panel also included novelist Chitra […]

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excerpt: everyone is beautiful

Here’s the excerpt my great publicist at Random House included with Everyone Is Beautiful when she mailed it out to reviewers this week: “There is no better people-watching than at the airport: The whole world packed into such a tight space, moving fast with all their essentials in their rolling bags. And what caught my […]

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speaking for the children’s museum

I will be speaking at the Children’s Museum of Houston’s big fundraising luncheon on February 23, 2009 — just one week after Everyone Is Beautiful goes on sale. If you’re in Houston, be sure to come!  Contact The Children’s Museum for tickets.

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everyone is beautiful

My new book, Everyone Is Beautiful, comes out February 17, 2009. Here’s the flap copy: From the author of The Bright Side of Disaster, the entertaining and ultimately poignant story of what happens after happily ever after: how a mother of three recaptures her sense of self and falls in love with her husband all […]

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life on a split-screen

Here’s what happens when I’m really in a groove with writing: I see everything in a split-screen.  Like, I’ll be washing dishes and listening to my kids play Naked Zoo Animals on one side of my brain, but on the other side, just as vivid, I’m keeping an eye on the imaginary people from the […]

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one year after I decided to start a blog

I’m finally doing it.  I love to read blogs.  But, with two little kids and many stories playing themselves out in my head most of the time, lots of nights I fall asleep still in my clothes. You know, really.  My plate is full.  Overly full.  Spilling off onto the table.  But that has to […]

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