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What happens on a writing retreat?

Today is a treat! I’m sharing a conversation with four writers who attended The Lemon Tree House writing retreat this past September. I’m leading my own retreat there in April, but I haven’t been to the castle yet, so there’s only so much I can tell you about what it will be like! I have […]

In the Spotlight: Mary Nicholson

Mary Nicholson is one of my beloved Story Intensive TAs, and I’m delighted to put her in the Spotlight this month! I’ve admired Mary for several years now: I’m inspired by her generosity and resolve when it comes to her writing. Her relationship to writing feels like it is full of kindness and respect. I […]

Give This Cake!

  I don’t know why – maybe because “Throwing Cotton” was recently made into a movie! – but people have been sending me the nicest letters lately, telling me how much they love the stories in This Cake. It still feels surreal and incredible to know that my stories are alive out there in the […]

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