About the Author
News as of 4/23: My eighth novel and tenth book, Welcome Home, Stranger, will be pubiished by HarperCollins on December 5th. My co-writer, Eliza Wolfe, and I recently finished writing The Tarot Sisters, the first book of a YA trilogy 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). Meanwhile, I’m currently at work on a new novel, working title Good Company.
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 (and am teaching there again in the fall), as well as numerous workshops in both memoir and fiction at various residencies and MFA programs. I’ve published essay, reviews, and stories in many publications and anthologies. I live in Taos, New Mexico with my husband and our two dogs.