My reading material at the Poe House author event.

Reading Mr. Poe

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to read Edgar Allan Poe’s “MS. Found in a Bottle,” a short story he wrote while living in the West Baltimore house. It’s said this story of a storm-tossed ship launched Mr. Poe’s career as a weaver of strange and eerie tales. Much more frightening was opening my own work…

What are you reading? Summer edition

This summer I’ve gobbled up so many beautiful books: Here’s a list, probably not complete, though these have had a profound effect on me as a human being and as a writer. ON THE COME UP, by Angie Thomas. I listened to this one, just as I listened to her audiobook of THE HATE U…

What are you reading?

It occurred to me I don’t often read the stories of people not like myself. Although I recently gobbled up L. Penelope’s Song of Blood and Stone, I blush as I tell you that my bookshelves are filled with the likes of Jane Austen, remains my go-to, and lots of other women, including Ann Patchett, Laura…