Monthly Archive:: September 2014

What I’m Into: September Edition

September went by in a flash for us. We’re a mixed bag in our house when it comes to change. Some embrace it wholeheartedly while others cried in their Kix this morning when someone announced it was the last day of the month. I suppose the transition from September to October is quite remarkable, hence
Category: What I'm Into

How Whovian Are You: A Clueless Mom’s Quest to Understand

  It all started with a conversation about someone’s customized  iPhone case. We were out for ice cream in June, celebrating the last day of school. Our oldest son glanced over at the next table and said, “Hey, she has the TARDIS on her phone.” I’m sorry. What? Cue the eye roll, expertly paired with
Category: Motherhood

Wordless Wednesday: Unexpected Gifts

I had the pleasure of visiting a book club recently, which is a total “pinch me” experience, by the way. On the drive there, I kept asking myself, “is this really happening?” They gave me the gift of great conversation, a reminder of who I belong to, and access to more delicious java. Thanks for
Category: Wordless Wednesday

A Life Intercepted: A Conversation with Author Charles Martin

I am honored to be a part of the blog tour for Charles Martin’s new release, A Life Intercepted. I became a fan of his work last year when a book blogger declared Unwritten the best book she’d read in 2013. So of course I had to read it. In fact, I couldn’t stop reading it
Category: Book Buzz

I Think I Feel a Plot Coming On!

I’m often asked by readers, “Where do you get your ideas for your novels?” At the risk of sounding completely absurd, I have to say the ideas that prompt the initial paragraphs are a gift. There’s no other explanation. In the case of my current work-in-progress, I have family vacations and a dear friend to
Category: Adventures of a Debut Author

Ten Book Characters Sitting At My Lunch Table: {A Guest Post}

When I saw the prompt for this week’s Broke and Bookish link, two things happened: I saw the posse from the movie The Breakfast Club (I know, I know that’s not a book) and I envisioned Owen from John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany. The fictional characters that I create myself live on in my
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays