Congratulations to Xandra B., who also happens to be my childhood neighbor (yay randomness!!).  Xandra is on my newsletter list, and she won an autographed copy of THE WEIGHT OF LIES by the extraordinary Emily Carpenter as part of my Summer Beach Reads giveaway. The Weight of Lies is a gripping Southern suspense/family drama with a  […]

About a week ago, some dude named Stephen Hunter (okay, he’s actually a Pulitzer-prize winning critic and multi-published thriller author) started an Internet kerfuffle among writers by publishing an article in The Daily Beast called, “If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now.” I’ve written on my mixed feelings about  […]

5 Things Making my Summer Manageable School has been out for almost a week here in Georgia. I know my friends in the Northeast are thinking, “What? Already?” But we go back in early August, or in some cases late July (!?!?!), so we’re out before Memorial Day. I’m sure there’s a reason. Anyhoo, now  […]

Helloooo, Summer! Here in Georgia, the kids are out of school and our family has hit the ground running with visits to the Georgia Renaissance Festival, SunTrust Park (the new home of the Atlanta Braves), and an Atlanta United soccer game. Only as I type this do I realize the grave mistake I’ve made leading the  […]

It’s time for my bi-annual Jazzercise blog! I took a break from my favorite exercise addiction for a couple of years due to a combination of injury and my work schedule, but I’ve been back since February and wondering (the way you always do when you’re on the exercise wagon) how I ever lived without  […]

I have [I can’t sing but imagine me singing this part anyway] NEWS! You’ve been asking for a paperback version of Every Other Saturday – the modern romantic comedy out for Kindle since August 2015 – and I’m happy to say the time has finally come! Check out the refreshed cover, beautifully updated by Melody  […]

Now that I am back to writing as a full time gig, I am busy getting super organized. Is the laundry folded and the house in order? Um, no. I said I was getting organized, not changing my personality entirely. What I am doing is trying to make sure everyone who wants to hear from me  […]

Well, I did it. Two weeks ago I took myself out of the running for an amazing training and development job, before the third round of interviews. The job was everything my Day Job Self was looking for: exciting, challenging, learning-focused. I’d have been working in a company known for its amazing corporate culture on  […]

As I was putting the boys in their green clothes this morning, and preparing the ‘traditional’ Irish green smoothie for breakfast, I thought back to the trip Hubs and I took to Ireland in 2008. It was the year before Skywalker was born: sort of a last pre-kids hurrah, and a celebration of my graduation with  […]