Friday, September 21, 2018


What an honor to be a preliminary judge in The Apparitionist contest! Thanks to Tryon Arts and Crafts School, I get to read a whole slew of wonderful scary stories to help whittle down the list of nominees for the head judge. I have to say I am impressed so far with the quality of the entries. I'm so glad I don't have to select the winners.

Congratulations to the writers of these stories:

Thursday, September 20, 2018

#TBT posing with boulders

That's me back there holding up the outhouse. For this shoot, we drove to Lone Pine, California, known for its unique scenery and a favorite filming location since the 1920s. We stayed overnight in what was then the only motel in town. I watched the spiders on the ceiling all night. It was May of 1986.
Fast forward to July of 1998, when I shot a commercial in Lone Pine (ironically, for a Ford truck) and enjoyed a lovely new hotel. I skipped dinner and soaked in the pool to cool off at night. We broke a heat record during the shoot.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thank you, Tryon!

What an amazing summer I’ve had! It’s no secret that I love this little town, tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. The folks in Tryon embrace art and artists like nowhere else I know, and I was so lucky to release my book while I was here for the summer. I can't wait to return to this magical little spot.

At my Author Chat at Lanier Library in Tryon.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Eight years ago today

The fabulous Caroline Fogerty performed my story "The Food Prude" at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. What a night to remember!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Reading, signing and chatting

I'll be the featured writer reading at the Literary Open Stage on Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at Lanier Library at 72 Chestnut St. in Tryon, NC.

Then come see me at my book signing at The Book Shelf in Tryon, North Carolina, on Saturday, August 4, from 2-4 p.m. at 86 N. Trade St.

On Sept. 2, come back to Lanier Library in Tryon at 2 p.m. for their Author Chat.

I hope to see you soon!