Interviews, Essays, and Articles

Reviews & Interviews

Kirkus Review

“A funny and occasionally touching novel about rebuilding your life after a crisis.”

Writers on the Net Reading 

A Writing Room with Anne Lamott Review

A review of The Talking Stick


My Interview with the Awesome Cyrus Webb on #ConversationsLive

“Get The Funk Out”

Conversation with KUCI Host Janeane Bernstein on “Get the Funk Out,” November 26, 2018

Audere Magazine

I Speak with Audere, the Webzine of Chickadee Prince Books, on My Upcoming Novel, He Could Be Another Bill Gates

I Speak with Dr. Hackie Reitman of

“I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it.”

Ann Patchett

Essays and Articles

"The Suffering of Others Is Abstract, even in a Pandemic."

Audere Magazine, March 24, 2021

"The Smothers Brothers Paved the Way. It Led Them Off a Cliff."

Audere Magazine, June 20, 2021

"I Might Need This Someday."

Audere Magazine, July 17, 2020

"Apropos of Woody Allen."

Audere Magazine, April 19, 2020

“Author Donna Levin’s New Novel Encourages Advocacy & Empathy for Kids on the Autism Spectrum"

Fiction as advocacy for social change has a long and impressive history.
GirlTalkHQ, June 21, 2017

“7 Things To Say When a Friend’s Child is Diagnosed with Autism”, May 24, 2017
Start with “Your son is the same
kid he was last week.”

“The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” Has Some Interesting Things To Say About One Way Home

June 5, 2017

“If I’m Neurotypical, Can I Write About the Neuro-Diverse?”

Women Writers, Women’s Books, May 1, 2018
A writer needs to be able to imagine other lives.

A Mom, a Plane, and Passengers Who Don't Give a Sh*t

Audere Magazine, January 16, 2020

Eine Frau in Berlin

Audere Magazine, July 20, 2019

The Vocabulary of the Future

Audere Magazine, November 17, 2019

They say that "most of writing is rewriting."

That’s an understatement.  Women Writers, Women’s Books, March 3, 2020

The time I met Joe Biden

Audere Magazine, November 11, 2020

Confessions of an Unrecovered Hoarder

Audere Magazine July 17, 2020

Hogan's Heroes--Too Soon?

Audere Magazine, February 15, 2020

Steely Dan Fan

Audere Magazine April 23, 2019

Buenos Dias, Por Favor

Audere Magazine January 26, 2019

“Why Your Next Favorite Fictional Protagonist May Be on the Autism Spectrum”

Smithsonian Magazine, May 24, 2017
Was Mr. Darcy on the autism spectrum?

Good News for Modern Woman

Audere Magazine, November 29, 2019

Going Postal

Audere Magazine November 10, 2018

"Here Comes Company Is a Peak Experience."

Audere Magazine, May 8, 2022


Audere Magazine, March 3, 2022

"As We See It (but Don't See It)."

Audere Magazine, March 25, 2022

"The Tragedy of my Grandmother, the Rabbi's Wife.", March 8, 2019

"We're Doomed as a Species."

Audere Magazine, September 1, 2022

Rest Well, Mr. Sondheim

Audere Magazine, December 13, 2021

Brigadoon has some lovely music. Don't think too hard about the premise.

Audere Magazine, January 9, 2021

4 Essential Steps for Making Your Protagonist Real, Even When They’re Nothing Like You, November 19, 2018

“The Hard Art of Balancing Writing with Raising an Autistic Child”

LitHub, October 18, 2018

“The Professor of Mean”

Women Writers, Women’s Books, November 4, 2018

“8 Things I’d Like My Readers to Know About Me”

Female First, October 16, 2018

“My Secret Is My Community of Female Writers”

GirlTalkHQ, October 18, 2018

“No, Working from Home Isn’t the Perfect Working Mom Hack–But It’s Still Pretty Sweet”

Working Mother Magazine, October 8, 2018

The Madwoman in the Attic

C’est Moi

“Your work is so meaningless, so fully for yourself alone, that no one cares whether you do it well.  Or ever.”

Annie Dilliard