Posts Categorized: Happenings

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,  […]

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  […]

This is a tough one. As you may have noticed, I don’t do much in the way of politics or even social activism on my blog. This isn’t because I’m not passionate about such issues or because I don’t hold opinions (oh, the opinions…). But when it comes to public discourse, I’d generally* prefer to let my characters  […]

I can’t believe it’s already here! REGRETS ONLY, the popular and highly rated sequel to THE MARRIAGE PACT is coming out on Tuesday, March 1st. For those of you who’ve read TMP, REGRETS ONLY is the story of Marci’s commitment-phobe event planner best friend Suzanne Hamilton, and the crazy circumstances that throw her in the  […]

For writers and authors in metro Atlanta, I’m honored to be teaching two of the side sessions a the upcoming conference in May. If you’re not familiar with the AWC, check out the Atlanta Writers Conference website. It’s a great resource for writers who want to learn more about the craft, have their work critiqued  […]

I’m so excited to be one of this year’s authors at the Dahlonega Literary Festival in Dahlonega, Georgia. It’s an amazing regional festival in one of my favorite towns! Dahlonega is a small, historic town in the North Georgia mountains known for its military college, art and music scene, and wineries. (Dahlonega also played a  […]

Giving thanks… It’s the season of gratitude, my favorite time of year. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, the festive atmosphere of Christmas and the New Year… I love it all. But Thanksgiving is especially important to me. Maybe it’s because – as a convert to Judaism – it’s really the only family holiday I celebrated as a child  […]

For all my Macon/Central Georgia friends, family and readers: please mark your calendars for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21st. I’ll be doing an author appearance at the Barnes & Noble on Riverside Drive and signing THE MARRIAGE PACT. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll drop by and say hello! Please also feel  […]

Just a quick, slightly belated post to say “thank you” to everyone who helped make THE MARRIAGE PACT launch last week a ton of fun and (from my end, at least) a big success. I am so grateful to Nicole Sohl, Brendan Deneen, Jessica Preeg and Annie Hulkower at Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan Entertainment; as  […]

November 3rd is a big day in M.J.’s little world! It’s MARRIAGE PACT release day! And my birthday! And EVERY OTHER SATURDAY is free from today until Friday! In other news, I have already used my allotment of exclamation points for the entire month of November. Effusive punctuation aside, you can now get THE MARRIAGE  […]