The Page 99 Test

posted on: February 1, 2019

“Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.” –Ford Madox Ford I applied the “Page 99 Test” to the new edition of Infidelity and reported the following: Page 99 of Infidelity centers on ethnicity and race in an American family, which is a secondary theme of my memoir…. Read more

Getting a Pulitzer nomination

posted on: January 8, 2019

  I don’t remember which city I was in or which TV show I was about to do. My make up was done, and I waited in the green room ready to be ushered onto the set for the interview. Probably swinging my leg in nervousness. I was on the book tour for Infidelity composed of hops… Read more

Serendipity in Books I Read this Year

posted on: December 12, 2018

This is the time for reviewing the year. Newspapers and online columns list of best books of the year.   This year, I read three novels back-to-back examining romantic relationships in which one partner was significantly younger than the other. Although I have been involved with much older lovers and much younger lovers, I had not… Read more

Shooting the Movie of Infidelity: On the Set

posted on: November 13, 2018

      (This is Part II. Read Part I here) The most important effect on my career was what I learned from the process. The next was the WOW factor. On the set in New Orleans, I recognized many of the actors from movies and TV programs and watched them switch to their roles… Read more

The Making of Infidelity, the Movie: Before the Movie is Shot!

posted on: November 5, 2018

When Infidelity: a Memoir was first published in 2000, it was greeted with a starred review from PW, a paperback auction, sales in the UK and Australia, and a movie sale. As time went on, it went out of print. Dzanc Books decided to reprint it and a trade paperback is once again the shelves. I am thrilled… Read more


posted on: August 17, 2018

How I Write

posted on: April 26, 2018

This blog was originally published by Girl Who Reads website when I was a guest in 2012 and then was reposted in March, 2018.  I wanted to share it here, with all of you.    Hi! Today, I have National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee Ann Pearlman guest posting. Author of several non-fiction and fiction books, her newest novel A Gift for… Read more

Art: Catalyst for Change

posted on: April 10, 2018

Juliet and me talking about our art show, Re/Viewing Oppression    My mass incarceration sculpture, Juliet Seignious’ chalkline paintings, and our collaborative art were displayed in a pop-up show Re/Viewing Oppression at the Ann Arbor Art Center.   At the same time period,  a show with emphasis on protest art was displayed and a panel of activists… Read more

Re/Viewing Oppression at Ann Arbor Art Center 3/15-4/5/2018

posted on: March 16, 2018

      I am thrilled that my art will be on display at the Ann Arbor Art Center from March 15- April 5, 2018. Metal sculpture from my Mass Incarceration Series is displayed on the first floor Gallery along with Juliet Seignious’ work entitled Requiem/ChalkLines. There will be a closing reception and conversation with… Read more

The Story of Mr. Blue is now FREE

posted on: November 29, 2017

My recently released illustrated tale, The Story of Mr. Blue, is now FREE for three days on Amazon!  This short story is perfect for families to share.  Detailing the formation of a relationship between the author and a Beta fish, it shows the unique personality of the fish, as well as the growing sense of connection and joy between… Read more