March 31, 2017
Love, Home Ec, And The Food Story Behind SUGAR

One of my favorite questions that keeps popping up after people read Sugar is this: “Kim, have you ever studied at a culinary school ?” I get a little shiver of happiness whenever this question is posed, first because I want to look like Giada and cook like Ina. I’m not exactly batting 300 for either of … Continue reading “Love, Home Ec, And The Food Story Behind SUGAR”

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January 17, 2016
Giving Guide

Hello and happy freezing cold day from the tundra! Here’s what I look like this morning: Not exactly true. This woman is European. So I looked less stylish. Listen, I want you to know I’m not going to start being THAT GIRL. You know, that girl who blogs every forty-five minutes and annoys you by … Continue reading “Giving Guide”

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January 15, 2016
Inside Scoop: Operation Bonnet

Oh, Nellie. Operation Bonnet is Nellie’s story, and it’s a doozy. Nellie, an academic smarty pants with rough social skills, desperately wants to become a private investigator. Her small town in Ohio, however, is too sleepy for any case worth its salt. So when her first break comes from an ex-Amish guy who needs some … Continue reading “Inside Scoop: Operation Bonnet”

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January 14, 2016
Inside Scoop: Stretch Marks

The title of this book has made many a man squirm in my presence over the years. I’m not sure why. I think of stretch marks as completely benign, a part of life. Like freckles. Or hangnails. Or a dilated cervix. OK, maybe not the cervix. Stretch Marks is a modern love story about a … Continue reading “Inside Scoop: Stretch Marks”

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January 13, 2016
Inside Scoop: Act Two

Act Two is the story of a diva. I’ve known some divas in my day. I hope to Jesus that I never was one, but I did go through junior high, so odds aren’t in my favor. During my first couple years of college, I majored in music, and let me assure you, music divas … Continue reading “Inside Scoop: Act Two”

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January 12, 2016
Inside Scoop: Bottom Line

Let’s be honest: when you write a novel about a Christian lingerie pyramid scheme, you should expect some pushback. After all, those poor publishers! They’d just found out Christians had sex, and now this! Cute clothes to wear and that even ENCOURAGE the having of the sex! Do you see why it’s always been touch-and-go between … Continue reading “Inside Scoop: Bottom Line”

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January 11, 2016
Inside Scoop: Balancing Act

Hi, all. And by “all,” I mean Mom. Thanks for sticking with me, Mom. And for the lovely scented candle for Christmas. You’re the best. I’ve been away, doing all sorts of things, like laundry, and never-ending dishwashing, and parenting, and spousing, and writing a novel that I buried under a tree in the backyard, … Continue reading “Inside Scoop: Balancing Act”

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July 11, 2013
Listening Up in the Minivan

Anybody else putting on the miles in the minivan this summer?  Listen, I didn’t ASPIRE to own a minivan. I didn’t exactly aspire to own any particular vehicle, as cars are not at the top of my Most Interesting Things List. I very much appreciate a car that runs well, has a functioning radio, cools … Continue reading “Listening Up in the Minivan”

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June 6, 2013
Summer Book List

And so it begins! Summer va-cay, people! Lemonade, sunshine, sunburns, aloe treatments, sibling bickering, heatstroke…whoops. Sorry. Nobody likes a realist. So let’s pretend instead, shall we? Let’s pretend that you are actually going to have hours and hours to devote to your favorite hobbies. Basket weaving, macrame, gnome whittling. Photo credits And, for those of … Continue reading “Summer Book List”

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May 16, 2013
Read. Repeat.

We went to the library today, the kids and I. Do one’s library habits reveal deep and dangerous things about one’s personality? Say no. Because if my library patronage says anything about me, it’s that I love paying late fees, particularly if there is a DVD involved. I live less than a mile from our … Continue reading “Read. Repeat.”

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February 4, 2013
On the Bookshelf: Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Holy cats, did I happen upon a great book. I honestly cannot remember where I bought it. Do you have this problem? Buying books and hoarding them, stacking them up in your house, by your bed? Compulsively making lists of what you want to read? Purchasing them and then forgetting the time and place because … Continue reading “On the Bookshelf: Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman”

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January 14, 2013
On the Bookshelf: Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge

I have a friend who is hysterically funny and smart and who collects Bad Jesus Art. You heard me. And you know you’ve seen some. I, for one, get nervous around Jesus art, mostly because images don’t jive at all with how I picture the Jesus that now, today, gives me hope. For one thing, … Continue reading “On the Bookshelf: Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge”

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