IN PROGRESS: GRACELAND, A NOVEL

After Hope Robinson discovers that her Elvis-obsessed, soap queen mother has commandeered her teenaged daughter for a road trip to Graceland, she fears her mother plans to expose a long-held secret. With the help of her transgender friend Jordan, Hope must race to Memphis to stop her.

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Sometimes the search for redemption requires a journey you don’t want to make…

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The Mother Load

A hysterical look at family life in the 21st century, The Mother Load is a collection of the most popular columns I wrote for The Daily News of Newburyport and The Eagle-Tribune of North Andover.

If you’ve ever battled a spouse who likes to turn the thermostat down to the “arctic wasteland” setting, sent a child to sleepover camp without a single pair of underwear she could get hit by car in, or torn a rotator cuff trying to shoulder-shimmy in Zumba class, you know what it’s like to carry The Mother Load.

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An Interview with Jeff Arch, Screenwriter for Sleepless in Seattle, on his Debut Novel, Attachments

In 1993, Jeff Arch’s screenplay Sleepless in Seattle became a hit movie, won him an Academy Award nomination, and launched a thirty-year career writing for films. For most of those years, though, Jeff was haunted by a story that insisted it could only be told as a novel. Attachments, Jeff’s fiction debut, is a lyrical, heartwarming story about threeRead On >

Life According to “Love Actually”

Quick Quiz. Can you identify which movie these famous lines are from? “I’ll have what she’s having.” “There’s no crying in baseball!” “Inconceivable!” “You had me at ‘hello.’” “Nobody puts baby in a corner.” Perhaps you love to quote movies as much as my family does. One of our all-time favorite movies—both to watch andRead On >