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When I started caregiving, I was not on very firm ground. My first marriage had dissolved. I was working at an ice-cream stand in my…
I just need to believe that we’re not in some form of stasis, that we can try to be whoever we want to be. We…
I grew up in the Bay Area until 1976, then I pretty much went all the way through primary and high school on Bainbridge, though…
For me, an ideal novel is a dialogue between writer and reader, both a collaborative experience and an intimate exchange of emotions and ideas. The…
After 20 years of writing in basically a vacuum, I love being part of a community. I’ve vetted other writers’ contracts for them and do…
Too many writers of fiction don’t give the reader enough credit.
There’re so many great writers out there who aren’t getting the exposure they deserve.
There are holes in our lives that can never be filled – not really, not ever.
The jocks that used to stuff me into a locker when I was a punk rocker are my best buddies now.
So often when we historicize material, we use this big wide-angle lens.
Most everything that happens to me in any significant sense finds its way into my fiction.
My parents divorced after 25 years of marriage.
Maybe a theme that touches all of my work is people reinventing themselves.
In writing, I’ve found, playing it safe and familiar is no way to energize anybody.
I’ve been blessed with an optimistic disposition, I think.
I’m a DIY kinda guy.
I usually write in my underwear, with a space heater running full blast, and three dogs sleeping at me feet.
I write as a matter of need – seven books and God knows how many short stories before anyone published me.
I never wanted to be anything but a writer, and I never let go of it.
I love being a struggling artist; it makes me feel very alive.
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