Author LetterFrom the Author

Dear Librarians, You’re the heroes of Mother Daughter Traitor Spy, my first stand-alone novel. Without you, it simply wouldn’t exist. Let me explain. First, I wouldn’t and couldn’t have written a single book without librarians and without libraries. My hometown library—and one librarian in particular—nurtured my love of books and reading. I remember her putting a copy […]

Author LetterFrom the Author

Dearest Librarians, It was an intergalactic star cruiser. A massive feat of human engineering with impossibly tall ceilings promising a lifetime of adventures. Just by stepping inside, one was instantly transported to alien planets. My hometown library is etched into my brain as this otherworldly vessel, forever seen through the eyes of a four-year-old falling […]

Author LetterFrom the Author

Dear Librarians, Like most lucky childhoods, mine was spent reading. Mostly this was because I enjoyed it but also, it was the only thing to do: my parents worked constantly, and as expatriate Americans doing business abroad, they believed that all meetings should take place in bistros. However, English language books were not as easy […]

Author LetterFrom the Author

Like most writers, I’ve always been obsessed with libraries. My obsession extended to me earning a master’s degree in library science, publishing an article about zine collections in Public Libraries magazine, starting a zine archive at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and volunteering both at the library on Alcatraz(!) and my local […]