Archive for July, 2010

Book review: ‘Dear Money’ by Martha McPhee By ANNE MORRIS / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News A book that begins in July on a beach in Maine certainly sounds like a summer beach read. Dear Money is more than that. Martha McPhee’s entertaining fourth novel asks serious questions about what people live for. As […]

Deep Down, It’s All About Writing — Martha McPhee’s Excellent Adventure Stuart Mitchner Click here to visit Cindy Sherman’s site Martha McPhee’s new novel is not what it appears to be. According to the jacket copy, Dear Money (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $25) is a “Pygmalion tale of a novelist turned bond trader …. a raucous ride […]

Crazy Chicks


My mother came to Maine yesterday, arriving with her dog, her cat and 10 baby chicks. Is she completely crazy?  “There was no one to take care of them at home.”  She smiled and added, “They sleep at night.” My whole life I have tried to be normal, whatever that is.  But I have finally […]

Gone Writing


For the smart review of Dear Money by Mark Athitakis on Sunday, July 4 : A sharp funny satire about wealth and fame. And thank you Mark Athitakis for having more to say on your insightful blog, American Fiction Notes.

June 2010, a magnificent month. June 3: Dear Money was published — two very generous, wonderful friends came together to host a beautiful party for me and my novel, following a successful reading and Q&A at Barnes & Nobel. The friends are the talented editor Elisabeth Schmitz and the dazzling Maura McCormack.  The bond trader […]