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Is It Just Me Or Is That Jay Carney Freaking Hilarious?

Written on November 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm, by

When I woke up last week, I had a new president. New, but the same, and I have to be honest, I wasn’t all that thrilled. It’s because my Commander-in-Chief doesn’t like me. I know! I was surprised, too. But the last thing I heard him say to a gathering of his devoted before theContinue Reading

Misery and Menopause Under The Big Umbrella (But It Makes a Good Story)

Written on October 7, 2012 at 4:20 am, by

So the hubs and I went on a little vacation. We saved and planned and shopped and made sure our passports were not expired. (Sadly they were not, so we were stuck with mugshots worthy of America’s Most Wanted. You think I’m kidding). The hubs picked the trip and I packed accordingly. He chose aContinue Reading

Do These Shoes Make Me Look Fat???

Written on August 17, 2012 at 3:51 am, by

I lost the will to live a few days ago when I could not find an entire chapter of my WIP (work in progress). For two days I couldn’t sleep, and I couldn’t eat anything but cookie dough. I tore my den apart, raked through my C drive and Pen Drive and drives I hadContinue Reading

Story Radar and a Really Cool Hero

Written on July 19, 2012 at 5:42 am, by

So, I’ll tell you a secret about me; I have story radar. It’s true. It’s a talent and a curse and a little bothersome at times, but what can you do? Sigh. Maybe all writers are like this, but I can be anywhere, doing anything, when some random kernel of seemingly innocuous input burrows intoContinue Reading

Weapon of Choice: A Wet Finger

Written on June 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm, by

This is my fabulously funny first fam (say that fast 10 times). You can probably figure out who my little old gray-haired parents are. My dad will be 80 this year, my mom substantially younger—just ask her. They got married before I was born (novel, I know) stayed married through the poop, and are stillContinue Reading

I’m Sorry, This Beach is Spoken For

Written on May 22, 2012 at 3:55 am, by

I just got back from here (refer to picture left). To aid me in my writing endeavors, I have adopted this beach near charming Tillamook, Oregon. I’d tell you the exact location, but I don’t want to run into you there—it’s my beach. I share it with my writing group–two fellow novelists and one devourerContinue Reading

Every Debut Author Needs A Felicia

Written on April 29, 2012 at 3:11 am, by

I am an admitted newby to the world of debut publication, totally dependent on high praise and word-of-mouth. Happily this is happening, and I’m humbled beyond belief by the reception Dancing on Broken Glass has been afforded. I’ve received the most generous notes, heartfelt, touching and deeply personal. Clearly I have amazing readers! I’m alsoContinue Reading

My Big Fat Launch Party–Courtesy of the Hubs

Written on April 15, 2012 at 5:30 am, by

Dancing on Broken Glass was published one month ago. To celebrate, my hubs threw me a big fat launch party. He even arranged to have my name lit up on the digital billboard. He’s quite a guy. I think I’ll keep him. He’s a very successful printer/binder by profession and using the tools of hisContinue Reading

Feeling Gobs and Gobs of Gratitude

Written on April 8, 2012 at 1:17 am, by

I’m feeling very grateful this week, more than a little overwhelmed and in need of proclaiming profound thanks to gobs of people. I will start with my biggest fan–and if I do this right, those several fabulous individuals who claim that distinction will all think I am referring to them and my list will beContinue Reading

My Personal Weirdness Aside, I’m Getting To Know The Nicest People…

Written on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm, by

I’m a float-under-the-radar kind of gal. I’m very comfortable in my role as queen of my own world where my kids have to love me and the hubs has to love me and my brothers and parents have no choice in the matter, and of course trusted friends who are forced to take me asContinue Reading

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