New York · Quotes · San Francisco

Friday Writing Inspiration: Allen Ginsberg, Writing in SF and the Joy of Reading

allen-ginsberg-writing-quoteWhere oh where do I begin? Well, I’ll start with this Allen Ginsberg quote. How great is that? I definitely enjoy following my “inner moonlight,” haters be damned! But anyway, think about that, and then let me update you on yesterday’s happenings …

Publishing · The After Girls · Writing

The After Girls is officially out! A little on how it all began

So The After Girls is out today. I could talk about how nervous I am, but I already did that to excess yesterday. So I thought I’d share a little on how I got from an idea to a book that’s out in the world and that I really hope you all love. Around three… Continue reading The After Girls is officially out! A little on how it all began

Publishing · Writing

Parking spots and book deals

I was parking on Friday in my neighborhood and marveled at how I always seem to get a spot without much searching. And yet on the street where I park there is almost always only one spot left. Do I just have good parking luck? I don’t think so. It’s just that when I park… Continue reading Parking spots and book deals

San Francisco

The Ten Things I Love Most About San Francisco (So Far)

I’m not going to lie–I do miss New York. It’s the place where I got my first job, made all my post-college friends, fell in love, sold a novel. I’ve already expounded on the many reasons I love it here. But for everything I miss about New York, there is so much to love about… Continue reading The Ten Things I Love Most About San Francisco (So Far)

Publishing · The After Girls

Book Deal!!!

I’ve been meaning to announce this for awhile, but between being superstitious/paranoid about telling too early and the little matter of driving across the country, moving into a sublet, and setting to work finding a new apartment, I’ve been a little preoccupied. That said, the contracts are signed, the revisions (which I completed–I kid you… Continue reading Book Deal!!!

New York

My Last Weekend in New York: Karaoke, Gossip Girl, and 4 out of 5 Boroughs

I’m sitting here, it’s nearing one a.m., and I’m trying to finish a revision before I move to San Francisco in just three days. I’m surrounded by packed boxes, bubble wrap, blank-looking walls, odds and ends, and what looks like too much work to do in the time alloted. It will get done, though–it always… Continue reading My Last Weekend in New York: Karaoke, Gossip Girl, and 4 out of 5 Boroughs

New York

The Ten Things I’ll Miss Most About New York

I’ll be leaving this great city in exactly a week, and I’ve been thinking about the parts of it that are truly irreplaceable. Here are a few: The Craziness: I’ve seen a Spiderman impersonator using the leverage of a cart to bounce off walls like a scene from The Matrix. Celebrities walking down the street… Continue reading The Ten Things I’ll Miss Most About New York