I love this idea of picking your Word for the Year. A talisman. A reminder. At the very least, a Facebook post. And I’ve been so inspired by my friends who are picking things like “courage” and “kindness” and “confidence.” Those things have been on my list lately, too, and I could easily have chosen  […]

UPDATE – Winner Announced CONGRATULATIONS to our winner Tracy Meehleder! Please visit the winning Facebook post and say hello! Thanks to everyone who entered, and don’t forget to sign up for the Distracted Reader Newsletter to get updates on new book releases and future contests: http://mjpullen.com/newsletter/ The Gifts of Reading, Writing and Friendship. It all started a  […]

The following (below) is the text from a Facebook post I created last month after the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It’s incredible to me that it has been less than a month since that shooting happened, and it isn’t even the most recent horrifying mass shooting to make national news  […]

Well, kiss my pumpkin spice latte, y’all… August absolutely flew by and September is hot on its heels! I’m having one of those months in which I feel swept along by the current of my life, and it’s all moving so fast that I am pretty much clinging to a branch for dear life and  […]

If you’ve been anywhere near me in the past couple of months you know that my new funny women’s fiction/domestic romance SUGAR STREET comes out today! *insert the author happy dance which pretty much involves standing up for a good stretch and sitting right back down* Click here to get Sugar Street for your favorite  […]

It’s been a while since I’ve written a Jazzercise blog, and I still get comments from Jazzerfriends about this one from a few years back. So, in honor of my upcoming Jazzercise book launch party for SUGAR STREET, I thought it was time for a new entry into my dancerobics chronicles. If you love Jazzercise  […]

That tingling feeling running down your arm at random times. It’s exciting! It’s tingly! (Hey, we take it where we can get it, right, ladies?) I keep waiting for J.K. Simmons to throw a drumstick at me. Nothing, actually. There’s nothing funny about whiplash. Sigh. It’s been a little over two months since the car  […]

…Here are some other books you might enjoy! It can be hard to wait, can’t it? Once you’ve ordered a book and you must wait for it to magically appear on your device? For those ready to pre-order Sugar Street, I’ve compiled a list of some other fun women’s fiction titles you might enjoy. Plus:  […]

Enter to win one of five (5) signed paperback ARCs of SUGAR STREET! As always, thank you for adding to your shelves and helping me spread the word about my latest novel. Sugar Street playful women’s fiction with fun domestic romance tucked neatly inside… And speaking of SUGAR STREET, I’m happy to say that you  […]

At the risk of being immodest… Well, it’s always nice when someone else thinks your baby is cute, too, isn’t it? So… with minimal hesitation and since my mom isn’t around to show this to everyone (she totally, totally would’ve had a folded copy in her purse at all times — along with the faded  […]