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Guest Blog: April in the Emerald City

“The best thing to come out of that brief marriage was my first full-length novel.” If that quote from the bio on her blog gives any clue about her upcoming women’s fiction novel, I think it’s fair to say that my guest April Plummer’s novel is going to absolutely rock! My cyber-buddy April’s guest blogging… Read more »

Mama Bear needs a Magic Mommy Wand

I’m posting today over at the Whine Sisters: I’m annoyed at some neighborhood boys, and at myself for not knowing how to handle the moment in the moment (it’s really too late now and, to be honest, I wasn’t around “in the moment” but heard about it later). But I fear that this won’t be… Read more »

Simon Says Saturday

Because it’s Saturday, I thought I’d share one of my favorite videos — the first Simon’s Cat video I ever saw. I love these!!

I make sh*t up…I must be human!

I’m taking an online class (April Kilhstrom’s Book-in-a-Week, which is amazing by the way), and she addresses both fiction and nonfiction books. As I was reading through some of the lessons yesterday, something about those words got stuck in my craw. Now, I’m not a linguist by any stretch of the imagination (and I’m far… Read more »

Carpe Demon a-go-go! Kate's coming back!

I’ll admit it, I was totally bummed when Berkley decided to drop my demon hunting soccer mom series after book 5 despite decent sales and the fact that I know folks (me included!) want to keep following Kate’s adventures. (Thanks so much to everyone who sends me email about Kate and company!). That was the… Read more »

Forget "Hi, Bob!" – my kids inspire my own drinking games…

Do you remember “Hi, Bob?” It was popular when I was in college, back when reruns of the Bob Newhart show would frequently play about the time that Happy Hour (or after-hours) was kicking off in various bars near campus, or at home where students were kicking back, ignoring the fact that there were essays… Read more »

Because you can never have too many cute kitten videos

Our kitten Izzy was fascinated when I changed the slipcover on the couch. I wish I’d grabbed the camera up earlier, but I still managed to catch oodles of cuteness! And what I really love is how she reacts to me egging her on! Got any cute vids of your own (or that you know… Read more »

Me and Milli Vanilli. See, we really couldn't sing….

There’s a line in the original Fame that always struck me. Something mortifying happens to the girl who’s the star, and she says something to the effect of “I must remember this and use it in my acting.” That’s how I feel about the time I was cast in a musical. I must remember it… Read more »