February 28, 2017
The real story behind SUGAR

You people. Honestly. You have made this the absolute most fun and wild and raucous book release ever. That’s right: Sugar‘s release has been raucous. As in, Can’t-Stop-The-Feeling raucous. And people-are-stopping-me-in-Target raucous (probably because I’m always there, but let’s not dwell on that). I’m talking party-with-Prince raucous.     OK, fine. That’s an exaggeration. But I … Continue reading “The real story behind SUGAR”

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June 24, 2016
I’m Almost As Cool As My Website

Look at this website! It’s new! It’s super cool! It makes me look HIP! Not to be confused with hip-py. I will tell you right here and now that I had a boyfriend in high school that told me I had “child-bearing hips.” The romance seemed to lose all its spark after that comment. Those … Continue reading “I’m Almost As Cool As My Website”

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May 13, 2016
New York, New York 2016

Marc and I went to New York a couple of weeks ago.  I have security clearance to talk about this now because we are no longer out of town and you can’t come rob our house. When you live with a conspiracy theorist, you have rules. But he’s a very cute conspiracy theorist, so I … Continue reading “New York, New York 2016”

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March 11, 2016
Visit to Centro (Field Trip!)

Most of my life is raising a family with Marc. And by that I mean most of my life is making messes and then cleaning up the messes, both literal and figurative. And then sometimes I write novels, usually while wearing a bathrobe and a furrowed brow, which is only adding to The Wrinkle Issue. … Continue reading “Visit to Centro (Field Trip!)”

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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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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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April 4, 2013
Being Real With My Bad Self

Listen, I tried to be Wonder Blogger Girl. I really did. For awhile there, I was posting three (THREE!) times a week, which easily shattered any previous record ever set here. And I enjoyed it because I like you people and I like hearing from you. Turns out, however, thrice weekly was too much. I’m … Continue reading “Being Real With My Bad Self”

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March 11, 2013
How To Be A Writer

When I first got into this writing gig, I thought I would camp out in a cozy attic room with a gabled  ceiling, a roaring fire, and classical music playing in the background. This was the first of many, ahem, misunderstandings about the publishing world. Sometime I’ll tell you the story about when a certain … Continue reading “How To Be A Writer”

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