Introducing “Nutmegger”

I’ve written a novel—another novel, to be precise—and it’s not about Tribeca at all. I feel like I’ve been cheating on you….

I started in the summer of 2008, and I’ve been working on it on and off ever since. My goal was to write something fun, smart (if not especially literary), and short—the type of book that makes a three-hour plane trip pass in a flash. I sent it to five agents, none of whom were into it, mostly because it didn’t fit a particular genre. That made my little novel sound sort of avant garde, when it’s a summer romp!

I considered killing off a character (turning it into a mystery) or adding zombies, but then I figured the heck with it—I’d self-publish it as an e-book. If you like the way I write here, you’ll probably find it worth $8.99 $6.99 $2.99. Click any of these links to read the synopsis and/or buy it:

••• Amazon (Kindle)
••• Barnes & Noble (Nook)
••• Smashwords (various formats, including mobile ones)
••• Sony Reader Store (coming soon)
••• Apple

I’m afraid it’s not available in print; if you don’t have a Kindle or Nook or whatever, you can always buy it as a PDF via Smashwords—and read it on a desktop or even print it at Kinko’s FedEx Office—although the formatting won’t be quite as nice.

Thanks to….
••• Self-publishing is often described as easy, but it’s not. If you’re considering it, I urge you to get help from 52 Novels.
••• Amy Helin designed the book’s cover, and Candice Stern designed the banner ad that I used to run.


  1. Congratulations!

  2. If you want to have some books in print (our minimum is 100 copies and we have a POD program so folks could order your hard copy book from Amazon, etc.), check out our website- pricing available online for printing as well as other services for any writer!

    [To readers: This looks spammy but Dana lives in Tribeca. —Ed.]

  3. Cool! Let us know when its available via apple

  4. I guess my last message did not go thru. I was just pointing out a piece in Times 2 days ago about folks using produce found in vacant house gardens.. It seemed a bit like the situation in Nutmegger–and just as appropriate!