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The Sound of a Story

My editor at William Morrow sent me three voice samples from which to choose for the audio version of my debut novel, THE CHERRY HARVEST. Suzanne was far and away the best choice. Her voice has a rich timbre with the hint of dark drama that this book needs. Read More 
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You Can't Go Home Again?

Thomas Wolfe told us we couldn't go home again. But here I am. Back in Madison, Wisconsin. I haven’t given up my home in California, mind you, but I’m here for now.

Madison draws me in immediately.
It's still that vibrant, progressive, university town I remember. Built along a chain of five lakes, Wisconsin’s state capital has a small-town feel with an intellectual pull that buzzes with energy and ideas.

What’s not here yet is my stuff (!) – clothes, office equipment, critical files – apparently it’s all stashed amid other people's stuff in an 18-weeler somewhere out there. A “logistics” error, they tell me.

Actually, it’s amazing how little you need to get by with, day-to-day. I have my laptop and walking shoes.

Of course I may be singing a different tune come November without a winter coat and snow boots. But I’m ever the optimist. The truck will arrive this weekend, that’s what they tell me. And again, I’m choosing to believe them. I hope this time they’re right!

Stay tuned!

Watch for my upcoming novel - THE CHERRY HARVEST - William Morrow / HarperCollins Publishers, May 2015.
When a desperate Wisconsin farm wife invites German POWs to work the family orchard, she brings the war home. Read More 
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