Welcome to my webpage! Here youíll find information about my novel, The Orphan Game (William Morrow, 1999; Harper Perennial, 2000), a Los Angeles Times bestseller, about my short fiction, and about my novel-in-progress, The Sweet, Sad Songs of W. F. Pine. (Look for all of these under, yes, Fiction.)

Under Reviews, Profiles, and Articles, youíll find a list of some of the books Iíve reviewed, as well as links to profiles of Alice Sebold, Natalie Angier, and the MacArthur-winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb.

Those who know my fiction may not know I have also written about science. So Iíve posted three pieces from Scientific American Cancer Smart and Scientific American Cancer Outlook (see Writing about Science). You might check out The Dollhouse Murders, a blend of fiction and forensic science, written with forensic expert Thomas P. Mauriello.

Thank you for visiting. If you have time, make your way to Talk to Me and say hello. Or e-mail me.

Selected Works

The Sweet, Sad Songs of W. F. Pine
Novel under construction!
The Orphan Game
A novel narrated in the voices of three women: a pregnant teen; her mother; and her great-aunt, the family scapegrace.
Slow Burn
The first section of The Orphan Game.
Short Fiction
Stories old and new
Writing about Science
The Dollhouse Murders: A Forensic Expert Investigates 6 Little Crimes
Stories based upon Thomas P. Mauriello's miniature reconstructions of crime scenes and crime scene investigations.
Programmed Cell Death: Natural Cancer Suppression
The loss of cell sacrificeóthe most common defect in cancer cells.
Bugs for Drugs
Using viruses and bacteria to combat cancer.
Having Children After Cancer: Preserving Fertility
With cryopreservation and the right chemotherapy, cancer survivors may still have children.