Friday eve

on March 26, 2020

It’s very nearly Friday, and the sun is finally out here. It’s been a gloomy week, so it’s been a bit of a challenge to keep the spirits up. I’ve been countering it with projects–like starting my sourdough and planning the repotting of all my houseplants–but the best cure is just getting myself moving. It’s… Read More

Wednesday round-up

on March 25, 2020

Are you taking care of yourselves? I hope so. One of my favorite tools for self-care is @tinycarebot on Twitter. It posts gentle reminders to drink water, eat nourishing food, take a deep breath. *A delightful surprise this week was getting a proper letter in the mail from a dear friend. It has been so… Read More

It’s Tuesday, right?

on March 24, 2020

Keeping busy and sane during quarantine is not a sprint, y’all. It’s a marathon. Take it day by day, hour by hour if you need. There will be white-knuckle moments and times where you are able to block it all out for a short while and make some new kind of normal. Embrace those. I’ve… Read More

Good morning, my dears.

on March 23, 2020

Morning? Afternoon? It’s easy to lose track. That’s the joy of working from home and also the challenge. Some mornings you crack on and get through your entire to-do list by noon, and other days you look up and realize it’s 3pm and you’re still in your pj’s with a breakfast dish on your lap…. Read More

Rounding up links

on March 22, 2020

Happy Sunday, my dears. I hope you are well. Today we’re talking mostly physical wellness–food and movement. If you’re new to staying home most of the time, you might struggle a bit with how confining it can feel. This is why fresh air and sunshine are important, even in small doses. I have a pal… Read More

Passing the time

on March 21, 2020

Today’s quarantine round-up: *Series to binge–Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Charming 1920s Australian series with a flamboyant heroine you will adore. (There is a 1960s reboot featuring Phryne Fisher’s niece. Very mod!) On Acorn. This is a great time to try a week’s free trial membership at Acorn and binge a few other things while you’re… Read More

Quarantine Life

on March 20, 2020

As promised, I’m rounding up some tips and faves to help pass the time in quarantine. I know, it’s a big adjustment to be home all the time if you’re not accustomed to it. Negotiating silence and space and noise and energy and attention can be really tricky–and that’s not even taking into account work… Read More

Strange times

on March 19, 2020

I’ve mostly been using this space for announcements for the past year or so and keeping my chatty pieces for the newsletter, but this feels like a good time to check in. I hope all of you are keeping well. First, thanks to you, A MURDEROUS RELATION is a USA TODAY bestseller! I am delighted… Read More


on March 8, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, is release day–A MURDEROUS RELATION is almost ready to go and I am so happy to let y’all know that it got a Library Journal starred review! There is still time to join me at any of the events on the tour, but several are ticketed and will need booking in advance…. Read More

March Madness!

on February 20, 2020

The fine folks at Berkley Pub are doing a spectacular March Madness reading giveaway! There’s a book for every taste and the giveaway includes a copy of A MURDEROUS RELATION. Open now, enter by March 4–and good luck!