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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 »