We lost a very dear friend today. Fernando Boiadeiro was a rancher and a savvy businessman. Everyday he brought home ice cream to his wife, Tuta. He told long, detailed, sometimes bawdy stories. He gave each of his cows a…

I recently traveled to New York to attend my dear friend’s wedding, take part in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and to do a little book promotion. The paperback version of The Seamstress is officially in stores! First, I was…

Fiftytwostories, great website dedicated to the short story, has decided to feature one of mine: “The Drowned Woman.” The site features one previously published short story each week. Please go to www.fiftytwostories.com to check it out.

Why “The Art of Waiting”? Because life on a farm is about waiting: waiting for coffee cherries to ripen; waiting for pigs to go into heat, to gestate a new brood, and then to give birth; waiting for the rains;…