7 Years of Dogs with Bagels

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the publication of Dogs with Bagels. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Galveston, the full moon, driving by the ship channel at night feeling scared and elated, all the hopes and dreams I poured into that project. I’ve learned a lot since then, including the fact thatContinue reading “7 Years of Dogs with Bagels”

Mindless Magic

There’s this exercise John asks Escapists to do during the program that consists of making twelve small paintings within an hour. It’s a very freeing exercise as when you paint that fast you can’t think and John says that thinking kills the magic. It’s also a powerful way of getting unstuck and just a goodContinue reading “Mindless Magic”

I’ll Miss You, Aimée!

Bittersweet: This morning I finished the sixth draft of The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard and sent it off to my editor. I will miss Aimée, but in her own way, she will be with me while I work on my other projects and wait for the editor’s feedback. The thing is I really thinkContinue reading “I’ll Miss You, Aimée!”