I like to write with a pen or pencil on paper. I have a rocking chair with wide arms in my second-floor study. I sit in the chair, place a piece of plywood across the arms and write on that flat surface. I got the idea from reading about Virginia Woolf, who worked the same way in the grubby back of the house where they printed the books for Hogarth Press. It gives me much more peace of mind to work this way than directly in front of a computer screen.

Featured Book

All Things Consoled

Jean Hay Gallery  


  • All Things Consoled
  • His Whole Life
  • Alone in the Classroom
  • Late Nights on Air
  • Garbo Laughs
  • A Student of Weather
  • Small Change
  • Crossing the Snow Line
  • Captivity Tales: Canadians in New York
  • The Only Snow in Havana

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