Besides writing books, I also write essays, articles, song lyrics, and more. Here’s where to find them.
The Writer magazine
Writing about writing
Strive to Fail (published online as Six Counterintuitive Goals to Shake Up Your Writing Routine): Try these less-obvious goals and ambitions on for size.
From Promising to Polished: Use these revision tips to make your picture book manuscript irresistible.
Productive Procrastination: Instead of staring at a blank screen, get distracted.
Price of Promotion: Take these steps for a DIY book launch.
The New York Times
Essays about animals and love
A Dog of One’s Own: My heart immediately recognized her: This was my kind of dog.
A Gander at Love: When people ask me what my father is like, I tell them about the geese.
Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves
Electro-country songs with lyrics I wrote (that’s also me on fiddle)
To hear more of my fiddle playing, stream or download the full album “The Best of Your Lies” (named one of the 20 Best Americana Albums of 2018 by Pop Matters) on Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes. You can also stream or download (free) some holiday tunes I arranged and recorded with musician Jeff Snyder here.
Stories told live, without notes, on stages throughout New York City
Confessions of a Fourth-Grade Science Fraud (The Story Collider): A true story about fake science, popularity, and hair.
The Do Bad Things Club (The Gnat): A true story about clubs, secrets, friendship, and trouble.
Goosed (The Gnat): A true story about goose poop, a beautiful fox, and other obstacles on the path to love.
Solving for X (The Gnat, The Story Collider): A true story about kisses, variables, anxiety, and control.
The Magazine of Italian Cooking and Living
Variations on a family recipe seasoned with history and tradition
Nana Sasso’s Savory Italian Easter Pie: “Use about a dozen eggs, so it’s not too soft, not too hard.” Give the crust “all the flour it will take.” Bake the pie “until it’s done."