THE OTHER WOMAN is coming to the Berkshires!

The Other Woman will have two Berkshires readings:
August 18, 7pm, The Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge
August 19, 7pm, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield

Please tell your friends, or hop on a plane and join me!


Beginning, intermediate, advanced, Nobel Prize in literature...everyone learns from writing workshops, and our next day-long event is Sunday, July 17th, at Flintridge Books. Instructors are novelist/​memoirist/​books-about-writing author Barbara Abercrombie, international and New York Times bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry, and novelist, essayist, screenwriter/​playwright Victoria Zackheim.

For more information, and to register, go to See you soon!

On November 9, 2015, more than twenty theaters and libraries across the country gave staged readings of The Other Woman. Many of them used this event to raise money for local women's shelters....and thousands of dollars were raised. If you'd like to recommend a theater/​library/​venue and/​or a director for future readings/​performances, please contact me through this web site. The play requires five actors, no sets, and all actors are on a very short rehearsal is required.

Beyond Words - February 2015

In this collection, twenty-four authors explore their faith, what they believe today, and how they came to those beliefs. Included are: Barbara Abercrombie, Tamim Ansary, Lee Chamberlin, David Corbett, Beverly Donofrio, Amanda Enayati, Amy Ferris, Susana Frank, Bonnie Garvin, Barbara Graham, Pam Houston, Carrie Kabak, Aviva Layton, Caroline Leavitt, Malachy McCourt, David Misch, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Christine O'Hagan, Anne Perry, Mara Purl, Dianne Rinehart, Sylvie Simmons, Frank Dabba Smith, Victoria Zackheim

EXIT LAUGHING: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death

Available in bookstores and online

I love you. The meeting ran late. I want a divorce. One little word, one casual lie, one devastating announcement -- and our lives are turned upside down forever. In He Said What?: Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, twenty-five gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which men in their lives said something—good or bad—that changed them irrevocably. This eclectic group of essays is fascinating, heartbreaking, hilarious. Most of all, each one demonstrates the incredible power that words have in influencing our lives.

What happens when you realize that your picture-perfect boyfriend is a liar and a bully? Or when you dedicate your life to someone who suddenly orders you to pack your bags and leave? What does it feel like when your brother tells you he's gay? Imagine attending an international conference on women's rights, only to discover that nearly every right has been trampled ... and things at home aren't going so well, either!

Funny, provocative, touching, thrilling, He Said What? illustrates the powerful impact the right, or wrong, words can have on our lives. Contributing authors include: Barbara Abercrombie, Beverly Donofrio, Margot Duxler, Amy Ferris, Abby Frucht, BJ Gallagher, Jane Ganahl, Bonnie Garvin, Sherry Glaser-Love, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Rose Guilbault, Pam Houston, Carrie Kabak, Caroline Leavitt, Maxinne Leighton, Joyce Maynard, Christine O’Hagan, Mary Pols, Karen Quinn, Dianne Rinehart, Colleen Robinson, Jenny Rough, Clea Simon, Starhawk, Victoria Zackheim.

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November 8th, Los Angeles, our first day-long writing workshop! Nine courses are offered, you choose three. Instructors are memoirist Barbara Abercrombie, mystery writer Anne Perry, and nonfiction/essayist Victoria Zackheim. For more information, or to register:
What do you believe? Is there a God? What does "faith" mean to you? Is it a guiding force...or a concept you reject? In this book, twenty-four leading authors---from New York Times and international bestsellers to CNN journalists; from political activists to rabbis; from the irreverent to the devout---explore their thoughts and feelings about faith, and discover answers to questions many had long ignored.
Creative Nonfiction: Anthology
One little word, one casual lie, one devastating announcement and our lives are turned upside down forever. In He Said What? Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, 25 gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which a man in their life said something good or bad that changed them irrevocably.
Some of our country's finest authors share the personal experiences of death...and humor. Their pieces are poignant, funny, intimate, and sometimes downright laugh-out-loud hysterical. Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Ellen Sussman, Barbara Graham, Zoe Carter, Sherry Glaser-Love...and more.
Creative Nonfiction: Anthology
Do we devote our energies to beauty and fitness? Do we fight our body ... or befriend it? Twenty-seven gifted authors share their secrets.

Creative Non-fiction: Anthology
When you were a child, how did you imagine yourself as an adult? And now that you're an adult, have you become that person? Leading authors answer these questions.

A cheating husband? An unfaithful wife? A child affected by infidelity? Many viewpoints, from emotional to funny, raging to accepting. All of them memorable! Three weeks on Canada's bestseller list!
“The sense of place... past and present, is captivating and profound.”
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