There’s a spot on the couch with my name on it right now, y’all. The Olympics are here, AND the Oscars are coming! It’s funny, I’m not exactly a film nerd, and never have been. I know this, in part, because I dated a film nerd in college, and there’s no one who can help  […]

A couple of weeks ago on my Facebook page, we played Mad Libs with some excerpts from The Marriage Pact trilogy. It was a ton of fun, and I got to give away Distracted Reader mugs to a few randomly-selected readers who joined in. By coincidence, they all have names that start with “D.” Congratulations  […]

AS ELEANOR ROOSEVELT ONCE SAID… “Write One Email Every Month that Scares You.” Okay, okay. She actually said, “do one thing every day that scares you.” But if Ellie were around today, I think she’d approve of the writing challenge I’ve set myself for 2018. (I also think she might smack me upside the head  […]

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, which means months of planning, consideration and personal/religious reflection will culminate with my children saying, together, their sweet little voices unified in song: “Is this all you got me?” May this be a season of love and light (and reading) for us all! book menorah is complete! we  […]

I’m putting together my 2018 Reading List on Goodreads! This year I am working on expanding my horizons and getting around to some books that have been on my TBR (to be read) pile for a while, waiting for me to get to them. These selections are in-process, of course, and reflect my desire to  […]

So, I’m not sure how this happened, because it was seriously July about 20 seconds ago, BUT… Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Y’all. Seriously. How is it possible? If you’re looking for a special way to say, “I know you like funny, romantic Women’s Fiction, and can also spell your name” to someone  […]

  If you are in the Atlanta area and hate mall shopping as much as I do, please join me and three amazing fellow authors on December 9th from 7:00 to 9:00 at Bookmiser in Roswell (Sandy Plains & 92). We’ll be signing our own books and recommending other favorites, to suit all the readers on  […]

If you’re one of the many readers who follows my Facebook page, you probably already know that I have a new novella coming out on Tuesday, October 10, called City of Yes. (It’s already available for pre-order in some formats – just $1.99 – follow the link to grab yours!) What is a Novella? Novellas  […]

Or, Why the Neighbors are Questioning My Mental Health When we bought our current home four years ago, I loved so much about it: the roomy floor plan, open spaces… The “happy medium” hardwood floors (meaning: in good enough shape that we didn’t have to fix them upon moving in, but scratched and worn enough that  […]

Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone who joined me on Facebook last night to wrap up the Summer Beach Read giveaways! Thank you for all your sweet comments and for sharing part of your evening with me. If you missed out but would like to see the video (in which I  […]