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22
MAY
2014

Publishing: A Cry for Help!

Okay, that’s a bit dramatic. I really do need opinions, though. I’m facing an important decision about something that matters a great deal to me. So naturally, I’m seeking advice from the internet. Many years ago, I wrote a children’s book (my first book ever, in fact.) It was...
09
MAY
2014

Obedience School Dropout

Our dog is smart. Plus, she’s playful, funny, adorable, winsome, charming, silly, fuzzy, curious, and so-freaking-cute-we-can-barely-stand-it. Unfortunately, she’s also disobedient, defiant and sometimes even – well, you know what they call female dogs, right? Like that. Oh, it...
08
MAR
2014

A Happysad Day

Eleven years ago, my beautiful, brilliant, talented brother Peter died. I’d like to tell you about him. First of all, he was ridiculously smart. And witty, you know? The kind of witty that can only happen when you’re really smart. He was a writer (sound familiar?), and the...
01
MAR
2014

Do Your Stuff, Global Warming!

We’re getting another storm tomorrow. Snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, hail, locusts. Like that. I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said by a million others already, but here it is anyway: STOOOOOOP! I think I can safely speak for the entire northeastern United States on...
14
FEB
2014

Love really IS all around

Valentine’s Day may be “about” romantic love (according to the Floral-Industrial Complex, anyway), but if we broaden our perspective, we can see love everywhere. Here’s where I noticed it this morning: – In the view of our messy, cluttered living...
18
JAN
2014

The Big Purple Monster

Bailey here. You know, the dog with the one floppy ear? (Everyone I meet loves that ear – it sure comes in handy when I want attention, which is usually!) My life is pretty good. My humans give me soft laps and warm sweaters and lots of walks and tons of toys to chew on (I...
22
SEP
2013

How to Write a Book

I’ve just (finally!) uploaded my latest book, “Meeting Mayhem,” to the Amazon Kindle store. It’s there. There it is. It seems like it’s always been there. However… It wasn’t there yesterday, because yesterday I was formatting the manuscript for HTML conversion. It wasn’t there...
15
JUN
2013

Crazy Dog Lady

I have 3 cats. Other than the occasional picture and status update on Facebook, I’ve managed to avoid the impression that my entire life revolves around them. (I hope.) Sadly, that’s not the case with our new puppy. Bailey is 8 months old, and looks like what would happen if a...
21
FEB
2013

The Glamorous Life of a Writer

Even for us non-best-seller, struggling novelists, writing’s hard work. I can’t order “the muse” to visit me on command, and more often than not, I find myself either staring at a blank page for half an hour or – better yet – procrastinating. Here’s how a typical writing day...

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