Note: this post started as a status update on my personal Facebook page, but I decided to share it here as well. I mean, it’s 800 words long. There has to be something worth sharing in there, right? May you find your “JT Moment” this week, too. 🙂 ******* I am supposed to be writing  […]

Can I be honest? As I sit down to bid farewell to 2016, what I feel the most is… exhausted. This has been a hard year for the collective “us” in so many ways: Brexit, the horrors of civil war in Syria, attempted coup in Turkey  the U.S. presidential election (not to mention the fallout of that  […]

Happy Holidays, Kids! **Begin Rambling Mush** I do apologize that I’ve been a little MIA for the last few months. Perhaps I’ll share more about this later, but suffice for now to say that it’s been a long, hard, wonderful, trying and generally exhausting year. Unfortunately I’ve had to cut out some of my blogging and social  […]

As someone who does the majority of my reading during the daily commute — via audiobook, because apparently propping a book on the steering wheel while driving down GA 400 is frowned upon — I am thrilled to announce that The Marriage Pact series is now available in its entirety on audiobook. Get your romantic comedy fix while you  […]

(One Working Mom’s Perspective) Yeah. This post pretty much makes me the anti-Robert Fulghum. But here goes. A few weeks ago, some friends of mine, with their first kids starting Kindergarten this month, asked me and another “veteran” elementary school mom what they should expect from their little ones’ first foray into big kid school. The other  […]

Big, BIG thanks to everyone who made last night’s book launch for BAGGAGE CHECK a success: fans, friends, family, my “work family” from Rubicon Global, and the incredible staff at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur, Georgia. I hope to do more events at this charming store in the future! If you missed this launch event,  […]

And from the shelter of my mind Through the window of my eyes I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets To England where my heart lies. From “Kathy’s Song” by Paul Simon Okay, my heart is actually in Roswell, Georgia, or wherever Hubs and my boys happen to be. But I love that song so much, and  […]

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m actually off the grid at the moment, doing a writing retreat and some research in England for a few days, sans wi-fi (WHAT????). So basically while you’re reading this, I am somewhere in England in the fetal position, twitching from BuzzFeed withdrawals. And missing Hubs and my kids, of course. In  […]

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” ~ William Faulkner. Every writer has heard this is advice. Most, at one time or another, have secretly hoped it didn’t apply to them. Some have agonized over it. And the best writers have learned to apply it: painfully, judiciously. It’s more than a platitude, more than a  […]