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A funny thing happened on the way to the ladies’ room…

So, I’ve been thinking an awful lot about humor lately. Like, what makes something funny, and what does humor reveal about our true selves. You know, really light topics around uncomplicated topics. (Ha.) It started, as many things do, with scrolling through my IG feed.  The @Netflixisajoke account usually makes me pause my scrolling. Even…

Responding to This Movement (not moment) by Reading and Buying Books

I’m a white woman. And, that means I exist with a tremendous amount of privilege that allows me to tune in and out of social justice concerns on my own schedule. Said another way, I get to actively choose to care about things that effect BIPOC on the daily, whether they want them to or…

If it’s worth doing… maybe someone else should do it.

In my upcoming book, I have a character who runs a personal concierge business. I absolutely love her, and I am pretty sure she’s going to end up getting her own book. Kayla is just so fun to write!  While my character isn’t actually based on a real person (some of you may remember her…

Sleepless nights, vivid dreaming.

Weird times, amirite? I don’t know about everyone, but I’ve been having the most vivid dreams since quarantine started. And this week, when many states have started to plan for reopening, or even slowly opening, and my normally quiet anxiety is spiking, I’ve been having an even more difficult time sleeping. So, since I was…

Things I could not have imagined in January…

Hello from a safe social distance, At the beginning of the year, when I was still goal setting and making vision boards with my kids, I distinctly remember thinking, “Don’t bring last year’s messes into this new year! New year, fresh slate.” I mean, part of the reason I remember it so clearly is because…

Thoughts On Being a Professional Writer

“I’m just a writer.”  I’ve said that many times in answer to the question, “What do you do?” It’s usually right after I meet someone new — like at my kids’ sports or school events, or sometimes when I’m traveling. I always feel awkward; I always brace for the follow up questions, and the defensiveness…

My #LoveLaughList

I try to stay active on Twitter, mostly engaging with other writers. And, for a while, I was pretty committed to posting every single day.  Sometimes, though, I just have nothing much to say – or at least, I don’t want to tweet out my dinner menu or love of coffee again. So, I tried…

While You Wait.

My next book isn’t ready. Yet. But, perhaps, like me, you need to distract yourself from things? Say, maybe world wide pandemics…? I thought that my readers might enjoy something else to read while you wait for me to finish book two of my In The Writer’s Room series. If you are on the hunt for…

Free (ebook) Love.

I may have mentioned in my About Me that read a lot. Like, I read a book a day. I read for escape, for research, for entertainment, for inspiration, for joy. Admittedly, my book-a-day habit isn’t cheap. You may relate.  As an author myself, I am mindful of both the cost to readers of books, and…

(Not Quite) A Love Letter to a Critic.

Dear Jennifer Higgins*,  You don’t know me personally, and I don’t know you. But, you made a really big impact on my life. You were one of the first to review my book, Hidden in the Writer’s Room. I think you liked the story, but evidently the version of the book that I originally released…