I conduct fiction workshops, seminars, and master classes at this Ivy League university in New York City. I have also taught fiction writing and literature at Wesleyan University, Bard College, Pratt Institute, and elsewhere.
I have published four novels—You Were Wrong, Jamestown, The Sleeping Father, and Nothing Is Terrible—and a collection of short stories—Stories from the Tube. My fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper's, BookForum, Zoetrope, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. I've won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and my novel The Sleeping Father was featured on the NBC Today Show Book Club.
There are times we all feel we need more than one heart to get through. When Briana’s father dies, she imagines she has a new heart growing inside her. It speaks to her in her Dad’s voice. Some of its commands are mysterious. Find Her! it says. Be Your Own! How can Briana “be her own” when her grieving mother needs her to take care of her demanding little brother all the time? When all her gra... read more
Told from the perspective of over a dozen participants in a murder trial, We, the Jury examines how public perception can mask the ghastliest nightmares. On the day before his twenty-first wedding anniversary, David Sullinger buried an ax in his wife's skull. Now, eight jurors must retire to the deliberation room and decide whether David committed premeditated murder--or whether he was a batte... read more
"Required reading for anyone who wants to do more than merely manage people. Good Authority is a modern classic, and it will redefine what it means to be the boss." - Seth Godin, Author, Linchpin Imagine a world where personal and professional growth are one thing, where improving your relationships and owning your strengths at work translate directly into the rest of your life. Creating a com... read more
In business, change is a constant. All successful companies are making changes all of the time. And change agents are the people who develop, socialize, and lead such initiatives. They are the sine qua non of the transformation process. It is hard work for bright boys and girls.Corporate Goad: Case Studies in Transformational Change is designed to challenge and inspire the change agents of tod... read more
A haunting, teasing, and enigmatic tale of longing and loss. "A Chekhovian 'Ward No 6' for the new millennium. Beautifully executed, hypnotic shape-shifter." - Christine Fischer Guy, author of The Umbrella MenderDaniel Hale will not be released from an institution until he renounces his belief in a celestial body he calls the moon. Fortunately his doctor, Marvin Pallister, is confident that Da... read more
Horse Crazy explores the meaning behind the love between girls and horses. Jean O’Malley Halley, a self-professed “horse girl,” contends that this relationship and its cultural signifiers influence the manner in which young girls define their identity when it comes to gender. Halley examines how popular culture, including the “pony book” genre, uses horses to encourage conformity to gender nor... read more
What would you be like if lust was removed from your life? Would you have a healthier marriage? How would your relationship with God be? Lust can destroy everything good that God has given us. Instead of hiding our sins and failures in the dark, let's bring them to the light. Let's become accountable to those who love us. Let's put God in control, remove all the junk that lust brings, and crea... read more
THIS BOOK WILL GET YOU HOME ALIVE Are you tired of the news reports of police killings? Do you worry if your son or loved one is next? Are you concerned if your child or loved one knows what to say or how to respond to the police? Home Alive will ease your worries. It is an absolute URGENT READ. Dr. Mount Varner, a Harvard graduate, board-certified emergency medicine physician and father uses ... read more
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I specialise in structural editing and advice. I'm experienced with crime/thrillers, hist fic, spec fic and literary. Former publisher.
My editing helps authors develop polished writing, including literary fiction, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and business.