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[27 Dec 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

This Christmas, my son got a pretty darn good selection of toys, including a terrific train set that he loves.   In the few days past Christmas, however, I’ve noticed that one other of his new acquisitions, the v.Tech Ereader, is getting a lot of his attention as well.   I consider it a win if they get equal billing.
Especially after viewing this video:
(in case the link doesn’t work, click here.)
Yes, his outrage was amusing, but as a writer and a parent, I cringed at the idea that a child would …

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[21 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | ]

We finally did it! The move has happened and we’re now settled (well, on our way to being settled) in our new home. My commute home this evening was a mere ten minutes (versus the two-hour commute I’ve been dealing with on most nights).  It was bliss. Wonderful. And tonight, we were able to decorate our Christmas tree.
Our old house had a cute, little Charlie Brown tree that my hubby got for my son – so he would have a tree.  And tonight, we got to decorate the “big” tree.  …

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[25 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

You may have wondered why I disappeared for a few weeks, and I can assure you that you’re not the only ones.   A few weeks ago, I was offered a new job– it’s a tremendous opportunity, working for a company I have already come to adore and with people who I’m happy to see every day.  It’s been wonderful.
It’s also thrown a huge monkey wrench into the plans I’d made for the last months of this year. Everything I thought we’d be doing was thrown out the window, since …

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[27 Sep 2010 | 5 Comments | ]

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson is a book about rape. Yet, it’s being called “soft pornography” by a man named Dr. Wesley Scroggins, who has called for this book to be banned.
There are many eloquent posts on this topic (Veronica Roth, Myra McIntyre, and Laurie Halse Anderson among them) . CJ Redwine’s moving, incredibly brave piece moved me to write this. If she can write about what she went through, I can certainly speak about what I went through.   I do this that in hopes that maybe if we all …

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[20 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

Today, I’m going to direct you to my monthly feature at Romance University — today’s topic is on websites, geared specifically for the unpublished writer.  Do you need a website?  If you have one, what should it look like? What the heck do you put ON It (and who’s looking at it, anyway?)
Be sure to stop by.
And conversely, I’m at MamaWriters today as well — talking about stepping outside of your comfort zone.

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[7 Dec 2009 | 5 Comments | ]

It’s hard to believe that another year has almost passed.  Where did 2009 go? It’s been a great year for me in so many ways — it’s the year my first book got published. It’s the year that this blog became a community — for which I’m tremendously grateful.
It’s also a year that didn’t get me quite as far on my new projects as I’d hoped, but I’m looking forward to 2010 being a great year for writing.  I plan to finish my book #2 in the Willoughby Series and …

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[26 Oct 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

Today is a quick post…I’m already a little more than late with it, but with a sick child at home, it’s tough to get in gear.  So today, I’m going to “interview” you on some fun stuff…
What’s your favorite TV show to watch for “escapism”?  The guilty pleasure? What about the show that inspires you in your writing?
What’s your favorite movie? Why?   Does it inspire your writing at all?
Thanks for visiting and I look forward to your answers!

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Kids and Reading

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[22 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

Once upon a time, I created New Year's resolutions just like everyone else.  My list looked just like yours, I imagine (or your spouse's, your neighbor's, your local grocery store clerk's, etc): eat better, write more, ignore the leftover Halloween candy permanently, find a really great guy (Check!), get married, have a children (triple check!), win the lottery….oh wait, we're back to New Year's resolutions, not aimless dreams I don't have a chance of achieving (because you really do have to buy lottery tickets to win. Isn't that silly?).
New Year's seems …