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London reading of “The Report,” the play

February 26, 2018

In June 2017, the play by Martin Casella based on my first novel had a staged reading in London. I flew over to see it, and the whole thing was an amazing experience. I hope to have more news soon on The Report‘s journey to stage and screen.

“The Report,” the play, premieres at the New York International Fringe Festival

September 29, 2015

It has been too long since I updated my website, but exciting things have been happening. The play by Martin Casella based on my first novel premiered at the 2015 New York Fringe Festival to sold out shows and rave reviews. At the end of the festival, Casella won the Outstanding Playwriting Award.

Film Rights optioned

November 19, 2012

The film rights for The Report have been optioned by a filmmaker who grew up in Bethnal Green. He remembers his grandmother telling him about the crush the novel is based on. If this seems too good to be true, I agree! I’m holding my breath.

Book Blogs

March 16, 2012

I’m grateful to book bloggers Elizabeth Frank and Gemma Wood for these thoughtful interviews about The Report.

A Kindle Post

March 16, 2012

Amazon UK asked me to write a blog post to accompany the Kindle Single published this week. This month is the 69th anniversary of the disaster at Bethnal Green, so I wrote about how I found the story of THE REPORT and how the book seems to be helping those who want to build a permanent memorial at the site.

The Stirling Observer

March 12, 2012

The TV Book Club is bringing The Report some fresh publicity in the UK. Here’s a new review in the Stirling Observer. I went to Stirling Castle many years ago.

Book Blogs

February 17, 2012

Two wonderful new reviews of The Report, the first at Too Fond of Books and the second at Charlotte Reads Classics. Charlotte says the book makes a “fabulous combination” with Atonement, one of my favorite novels.

The TV Book Club/Best Reads 2012

January 16, 2012

In the UK, The Report was on the Best Reads 2012 list of the TV Book Club. The program aired Sunday, March 18, 2012, on Channel 4 — my television debut.

Book Blogs

December 30, 2011

“Sleep-depriving novel.” Super review of The Report at

Stage Rights optioned

November 8, 2011

Some big news: Stage rights to THE REPORT have been optioned by screenwriter/playwright Martin Casella!

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