instagram pinterest linkedin facebook twitter goodreads facebook circle twitter circle linkedin circle instagram circle goodreads circle pinterest circle


I've been Swifted!


Here's my book cover (AMPHIBIANS, forthcoming), reimagined as a Taylor Swift outfit, courtesy of @taylor_swift_as_books on Instagram.

Sneak Peek


Excerpt from "Amphibians," the title story from my forthcoming collection (March 2021).

Off Island audiobook now on iTunes, Audible, Google, Scribd and more

Amphibians cited as "book for the new year"


Thank you, Rose City Reader Book Blog, for including my forthcoming story collection, AMPHIBIANS!



OFF ISLAND is an audiobook!

"OFF ISLAND is a beautiful book, a meditation on love and connection and what it means to feel and breathe and be human. It was a joy to narrate!"


You can listen to a five-minute excerpt of Linda Jones' brilliant interpretation via the link HERE, which includes some salty language and references to Paul Gauguin's very questionable behavior. I hope you'll download the book for all on your festivus list this year. (Gratitude to Findaway, Audible and Encircle Publications.)

Stories and songs at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House: a sold out show


"We all were warmed by the grace and beauty of a splendid evening of stories and song; Lara and Bobby are good at both...a heartwarming evening in these unusual times. Thank you, Lara and Bobby, for the gift of you." - Robert Mitchell



Boston Book Festival and Mass. Center for the Book feature OFF ISLAND


"On November 14–15, the Boston Book Festival is teaming up with Massachusetts Center for the Book for a bonanza weekend of local literature, featuring authors from across the Commonwealth, in all genres, introducing readers to their latest books in a fast-paced series of bite-sized videos.


The link to register for the livestream is below; make plans to join us for a veritable smorgasbord of great new books by Massachusetts authors."




Hooray for ARCs! My forthcoming story collection, AMPHIBIANS.

A preview of my next book, AMPHIBIANS, a linked short story collection from Leapfrog Press, coming March 2021 (Winner, Leapfrog Fiction Award)! And an announcement, received today, that it will come out as an audiobook from Tantor Audio. So much gratitude. These stories are set in Maine, Italy, Japan and the UAE. They're about "the sensation of feeling not quite right in one's own body, on land and near water, at home and abroad" (Leapfrog). Available for preorder from


"The work of an extraordinary talent." - Joan Silber


"A compelling, wise and beautiful book."- Ramona Ausubel

Book Review/Hometown Love

"[Tupper's novel is a] study of love relationships: How fulfilling and how devastating they can be, but how central they are to our human experience.


OFF ISLAND. Read it. Love it."


Boothbay Register

Book Review, Rose City Reader

"A terrific imagined historical fiction, perfect for summer."


Book review, OFF ISLAND