Mid-American Review on The Goodbye House

A nice review of The Goodbye House from Mid-American Review, 36.2. “Each character of The Goodbye House is rendered with equal care, with intricate attention to the motivations, foibles, and ensuing actions. While the final events of the story are not expected, they do make sense, given the carefully blended behavior. Our affection for the family has grown, and we are cheering at last for their optimism as much as we’d ever cheer for our...

“Brainstorming the Novel” at BGSU

I’ll be doing a presentation on novel writing as part of BGSU’s Alumni Summer College.  I’ll discuss taking the novel from initial conception through to completed work. The presentation will feature an outline of the seven basic plots, some exercises useful for developing ideas, and some of the questions that arise when writing.  The presentation will be on June 30, at 8:30...