About the Author
News as of 10/22: My eighth novel and tenth book, Welcome Home, Stranger, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in the fall of 2023. I’m currently at work on a new novel, working title Good Company. With my co-writer, Eliza Wolfe, I am also writing about three teenage sisters practicing Tarot in 1848 Cape Cod, the first YA novel of a two-book contract with Disney Books. My first detective novel, to be published under a pseudonym, is also in the works at HarperCollins (fingers crossed for a series).
I’ve published seven previous novels, including The Great Man, which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, most recently The Last Cruise, published in paperback from Vintage Anchor in June 2019. I’ve also published two food-centric memoirs, Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose, which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir. I have taught fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as well as numerous workshops in both memoir and fiction at various residencies and MFA programs. I’ve published stories and shorter pieces in many publications and anthologies. I live in Taos, New Mexico with my husband and our two dogs.