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Author M.J. Pullen blogs with humor about her life as a writer and working mom raising two padawans with her own personal Mr. Darcy.

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  […]

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  […]

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  […]

My Dear Vaneschewitz, I’m writing to thank you, with all my heart, for seven years of faithful service, and to say goodbye. You brought our youngest son home from the hospital. You endured the unglamorous rigors of carpool duty, from one-year-old preschool to third grade and then some. You helped me say goodbye to our  […]

Early April is gorgeous in Georgia, if you can see it through your watering eyes from all the pollen… Okay, I know some of you are still experiencing bitter cold, so I’ll try not to complain about the fact that I’m pretty sure the insides of my lungs look like the fuzzy fabric on the  […]

In keeping with my post-Oscars tradition, I thought I’d do a quick post to wrap up last night’s festivities, and share some pictures from our annual spread of food puns. It was s different gathering than usual, since my long-time Oscar buddy Rob and his beautiful wife Tiffany were busy having their first evening home  […]

It’s Oscar Week! I am super excited. We managed to stream both Lady Bird and Get Out over the weekend. Both are wonderful in their own ways, with brilliant acting and directing. But I have to say that Get Out will be giving me chills for weeks. The alternate ending is worth watching, too, if  […]

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  […]