Where Author Richard Rodriguez Sees the Face of God

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “Why do you believe in God?” Kaya Oakes wanted to know. The question was her opening salvo to fellow author Richard … [Read more...]

Dale Chihuly’s Glass: Fine Art? Kitsch? Or Both?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I can’t make up my mind about Dale Chihuly. He’s a glassblower, which makes him a craftsman. But is he also an artist? He's … [Read more...]

You’ve Got the Agent, You’ve Got the Publisher — But Do You Have the Publicist?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall You get an idea for a book. You like it a lot. You think people are going to want to read this book. You’re stoked. You … [Read more...]

Yippee! I Did It — I Finished My Book

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's 6:02 Wednesday evening I just  hit the send button to send the manuscript for Wrestling With God off to my publisher, … [Read more...]

Armistead Maupin: The Man Who Wrote the Quintessential San Francisco Novel — On a Newspaper Deadline

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall Armistead Maupin's assignment was to show up at the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle every weekday morning … [Read more...]