Category Archives: Life

Summer Fun

I decided to take a break from writing this summer and spend some time with family as well as take a few trips, and I have to say, this has been one of the best summers ever. In the middle … Continue reading

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My Fall Bucket List

Let me be the first to welcome you to the fall! I know the calendar says we still have a few weeks before autumn officially starts, but in my book, fall starts the day after Labor Day. Summer vacations are … Continue reading

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True Confession: Why ‘Good Enough’ is More Than Enough for me

In my latest book, my main character Polly tries to tailor her personality to fit others’ expectations of how a popular girl should dress and act; behavior that’s earned her the nickname PLASTIC POLLY. Polly starts off each chapter with … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life and Reality

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I blogged, mostly because I’ve spent the majority of the summer running around trying to keep up with my kids and it got me to thinking about the writer’s life and what I … Continue reading

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A Few Good Things

As Seeing Cinderella’s release date approaches, things have gotten a bit more crazy in my world. Emails, scheduling book signings, emails, blog requests, emails, and the dailiness of trying to be present to my children…well, let’s just say there’s been … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait to Pursue Your Dreams

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at a PTSA meeting for W.E. Mitchell Middle School. It was great to be there. (Thanks especially to Emily, Paige, and the other students I met–talking to you guys afterward was the … Continue reading

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2012 New Year’s Resolutions

After a great vacation visiting family in southern California I’m back and ready to dive into 2012! I had time to really think through some of the changes I want to make in my life this year, and, in no … Continue reading

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Mama Writers and Guilt

Last week my younger son started Kindergarten. He did great–I, on the other hand, had to hide behind my sunglasses and try to wait until I got back to the car before losing it. But once I got over saying … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Moment

Recently I went on a walk with my younger son. He has been earning money this summer doing chores and extra homework (yes, I pay my kids to do extra homework), and he decided he wanted to spend some of … Continue reading

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Spring Is In the Air

I woke up yesterday morning feeling antsy, and not wanting to resume my normal  breakfast maker/shoe and jacket finder/carpool driver/Mom-of-all-trades routine, trying to squeeze in some writing in between it all. I realized that one year ago this week my … Continue reading

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