The Oyster Thief has been getting a ton of attention on social media! The most beautiful half-dozen shots from just the last week are below.
The term “behind the scenes” generally applies to film, and it makes sense literally—we’re going behind the scenes that we see on screen. Well, the term is also very applicable to fiction. My debut novel The Oyster Thief consists of about a hundred scenes, and I can tell you that there’s a lot going on behind them—much more than I’d ever bargained for.
Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22nd. The day offers us a chance to reflect on our relationship with the planet. It’s a joyful day, but also a sobering one that leads us to ask important questions.
I recently finished The Sixth Extinction, a Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Elizabeth Kolbert. Over the last half-billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Kolbert posits that we are currently experiencing the planet’s sixth extinction. This time around, however, the cataclysm is not an asteroid or a natural event—but us. For the last thousands of years, at an accelerating pace, human existence has drastically been altering the environment.
I am thrilled to announce that Project Animal Farm was selected as the runner-up for the New England Book Festival Award! What an honor.
I visited Italy this month, traveling from the grand monuments of Rome to the cobbled streets of Florence and the canals and bridges of Venice. The trip was wonderful, offering plenty of inspiration! The people were kind, the food enjoyable, and the art divine. Here are some of my favorite snapshots.