The Story of Infidelity: The Publishing Roller Coaster

posted on: May 1, 2019

      “Infidelity is a page turner, loved the magical childhood parts. And so honest. That’s the most important thing for a memoir. I’m sending it out tomorrow. I know this is going to sell.” Never had I heard my agent so excited. I poured my hope, heart, and several years of my creative… Read more


posted on: March 25, 2019

  Certain topics are so intensely personal that people tend to shy away from discussing them, but sometimes they must be talked about; sharing stories can lead to understanding, healing, a new life. Adultery, something that is often hidden under the proverbial rug, is one of those topics. But a recently re-released book by a… Read more

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