Personal bios are really hard to write for those of us who make a living dramatizing bios for pretend people. Anything I write about me feels totally boring. But it is what it is. So here goes.
I was born and raised in suburban Boston. My mother’s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary.
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Here’s another gem for you fans of magical realism. I am one, and I loved this book. The premise? Desperate to escape an unwanted marriage and a humdrum life, a young woman in the late 1600s makes a deal with the devil. Too late, though, she realizes that the price for her freedom is to…
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Have you ever looked at a family photo, really looked at it, and wondered why various members pose the way they do – where they stand vis à vis the group, whether their arms are around others’ shoulders or around themselves, whether their heads are inclined toward their kin or away? How we choose to…