Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Book Group Expo

I'll be at the Book Group Expo in San Jose on June 9, as part of a panel called "Beats, Shoots, and Bleeds: Characters on the Edge." My fellow panelists are Kemble Scott, Peter Plate and Cara Black, with Eddie Muller as moderator. Our panel is at 11:30 a.m.

The expo is a fun, two-day event with lots of writers, chocolate, wine tasting... I went last year and had a great time. The headliners are Amy Tan and Khaled Hosseini.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Take my fiction class!

Later this month, I will begin teaching Novel Writing through Mediabistro. This 12-week class starts May 30 and goes through Aug. 22... and it's all online. No pesky commute!

The class convenes every Wednesday from 9 to 10 eastern time (6 -7 p.m. California time) and lectures are posted throughout the week as well for your leisure in downloading. I' ve taught with Mediabistro several times before but this is the first time doing it online--I'm excited to see how it all goes.

Click here if you are interested in learning more. There are price breaks the earlier you sign up.

In other news, I will be a panelist June 9 at the San Jose Book Group Expo with Kemble Scott, Cara Black and Peter Plate. Can't wait!

And in other news.... well, I determined not too long ago that this blog would transition into strictly writing-related news, but there are some personal things that are just too exciting to contain. On April 19, Alan and I became the proud parents of a fantastic little girl who is healthy and happy and preternatally wise. Life is GOOD.