Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Coming soon to Italy, Conversations with Philip K. Dick

My latest memoir, Conversations with Philip K. Dick, will soon be available in Italy, in both the original English and in Italian translation.

My novel The Darkening of the Light is also being translated into Italian.

Meanwhile, you can get all of my books on Amazon, some on Barnes & Noble and some on Smashwords.



Monday, February 26, 2018

Marygrove Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Contemporary American Author Lecture Series with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead

I got this press release this morning,and it might be of interest.

Detroit, MI, Feb. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marygrove College announces National Book-award recipient and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead as the featured guest at its 2018 Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS) on Friday, April 13. The 8 p.m. Lillian and Don Bauder Lecture and book signing are free of charge and open to the public.  
In addition to the public reading, Mr. Whitehead will teach a class for high school students on April 13 at 10 a.m. “This is a milestone anniversary for the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series,” said Marygrove College President Dr. Elizabeth Burns, “and we are honored to celebrate it with one of the most ambitious, talented, and thought-provoking authors of our era.”

Whitehead is an author of six novels, including The Intuitionist and The Underground Railroad, works for which he received the National Book Award for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, respectively. He has authored several essays, two works of nonfiction, and is the recipient of the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Heartland Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hurston/Wright Fiction Award, and many others.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 event or to attend dinner with the author, contact Dennis Howie at 313-927-1451 or You may also visit:
Established in the city of Detroit in 1927, Marygrove College is an independent Catholic college sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) and guided by the values of human dignity; community; social justice; ecological justice; excellence; innovation; and diversity. The campus is situated on 53 wooded acres at 8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221. Visit

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in February (US)

Want an extra boost to your budget in February?? 

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral this month. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how: 

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before 3/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it! 

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.  

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned lots of Amazon gift cards and Paypal cash! 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Work in progress about Bladerunner 2049 and Philip K. Dick

My next book about my husband Philip K. Dick will include a lengthy review of Bladerunner 2049. My book doesn't have a title yet, but it does have cover art and content. I expect to release it in March. 

Thank you, Andu Soare, for the lovely art work for my book cover! 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Highlights for Children deal from Swagbucks!

Swagbucks is running a great deal where you get 800 SB (equivalent of $8) when you get two free Puzzle Buzz books for your kids from Highlights! You pay $2.98 in shipping and handling, meaning that you walk away with a $5 gift card of your choice.

This deal is running through the rest of March and is perfect for the little readers in your life. Even the youngest child learns to tackle activities independently — and puzzle-solving skills grow.      Here's what you need to do:     

1. Click here to get to the deal and create your Swagbucks account if you don't have one. You'll be my referral!     

2. Click "Continue" and complete the offer. Your SB will be credited almost instantly!     

3. If you're signing up as my referral, you'll get an additional 300 SB bonus for completing this offer, meaning that you'll net $8:  

Complete offer: $8 

Bonus: $3 

Shipping and Handling: -$2.98 

Net bonus: $8.02   

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, it's a rewards site where you earn points called SB for discovering deals (like this one), online shopping, taking surveys, watching videos, and even searching the web. Then you can turn those points into gift cards from places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, PayPal, and more! 

Available now: Italian translation of Conversations with Philip K. Dick

My Italian publisher has issued the Italian translation of my memoir Conversations with Philip K. Dick . You can buy it now at the following...