Category: Books

Last night — or, rather, early this morning — I worked on the mechanical for my forthcoming novelette Kisses for Tati. It only took a couple hours as evidenced by the simplicity of its design, which you can see above. I thought of using a photograph of angels embraced in a passionate kiss, but since that didn’t really fit [...]

Starting sometime next week, I’m going to give random strangers on the train a copy of my novel GUESTLIST. My plan of attack will be simple: I’ll approach people with books and eReaders, those who look like they like to read. I’ll ask if they’d like to read my book. If they say yes, it’s [...]

Hey, look, I don’t care if you order it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble or directly from me. Just know that the long-awaited hardcover edition of GUESTLIST is now available! For those who have been waiting on me to sell autographed copies of GUESTLIST again, here you go. I’m only autographing hardcover editions, though, [...]

And the GUESTLIST train keeps on rollin’ along! The wonderful Dr. Reginia reviewed my novel for her blog, Her Perfect Black Dress, and here’s just some of what she had to say: Guestlist is a tale set in NYC that gives rise to lessons that are familiar, poignant, and pivotal. The book is engaging, with [...]

Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me something about my novel GUESTLIST. Whether they want to know if I’m really going to forego writing a sequel or they are curious about a particular character’s history (or eventual fate), people just can’t seem to let this tale go. And let’s be honest here, [...]

Look, there’s no shade here: there are simply some people (like myself) who think that books other than E.L. James’ blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy should be given a shot. Of course, first and foremost in my mind is my own novel GUESTLIST, which may be purchased at a variety of places in a [...]

Every day, someone tweets or emails or otherwise messages me to let me know that they’ve read my novel GUESTLIST. It’s an amazing feeling, to know that something I’ve written has affected another human being in so strongly a way that they must reach out to me to let me know their opinion. I’ve heard it all [...]

Yesterday, I was reading a few articles at K.M. Weiland’s Wordplay when I came across this post that said the protagonist and antagonist of one’s novel should share similar traits. The examples cited gave credence to Weiland’s argument, and ranged from the parallels between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to the common goal of every character [...]

Welp, I guess it’s time to go back to the well. One of my favorite contemporary authors, Lauren Weisberger, recently landed a deal to write Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, a sequel to her bestselling 2003 novel, The Devil Wears Prada.  Check out some info from the press release: Eight years after saying goodbye to Runway, [...]

This is somewhat old, but hey. The above Saturday Night Live video lampoons the whole “mommy porn” phenomenon attributed to E.L. James‘ fanfic-cum-literary smut smash Fifty Shades of Grey: In a parody Mother’s Day commercial for Amazon.com, moms are surprised by their gift-giving spouses and kids as they’re getting all sexed up reading the erotic [...]