The Beauty of Failure

Karen Rinaldi, author, amateur surfer and publisher of Harper Wave, recently wrote a New York Times op-ed titled “(It’s Great to) Suck at Something” discussing the validity of failure.

Libraries Deliver Democracy

Last month, I was honored to attend the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library Laureates Gala as a 2017 Library Laureate alongside many accomplished authors, poets and library advocates.

Behaving Like It’s 1942

It took a lot of cajoling but I finally made myself pick up the paper last Sunday, too afraid to read the headlines. It’s one thing to think your country is going to hell in a hand basket; it’s another to confirm it. So, I gingerly made my way around the headlines, thanking the ACLU […]

Olivia goes to the Library Laureates!

I’m excited to announce that Friends of the San Francisco Public Library has asked me to participate as one of the 35 Laureates for its annual fundraiser. When I read the email with the invitation I almost fainted, as I have long wanted to occupy one of the tables inside the Main Library as something […]

Stranger than fiction: the Manchurian President, and other zealots

I’ve been watching Trump’s twitter posts with a kind of giddy revulsion.  For the last eighteen months I’ve been working on a novel about a renegade CEO trying to overthrow the government in the name of patriotism. Trump’s ascendance is sort of an eerie validation of my writer’s sixth sense. Of course that kind of […]

PREVIEW: 48 States, Chapter 1

Here’s a sneak preview of my latest project, 48 STATES. Enjoy!   Dark and cold. That was North Dakota in a nutshell. Prior to the relocations, it bore the distinct honor of being the least visited state in the nation. Remote, desolate and unforgiving, it never garnered much regard from humanity. Now, stripped of its […]

2017: Getting Back on Track

I’m not sure how it happened, but I misplaced a year and a half. In August 2015, I stopped blogging, put my e-newsletter on hiatus and left Facebook and Twitter for parts unknown. Well, not totally unknown. I was working on a first draft of a novel called 48 STATES, a stand-alone piece of fiction […]

Announcing 48 States!

To all my friends, fans, and family who have generously supported my writing career over the last couple years with Woman King and Dark Horse, I’d like to share with you some exciting news! Though some of you have long been awaiting the announcement for Book 3 in the Dark Horse Trilogy, this newsletter is […]