The Apple Fire Things have been a bit more exciting than I like around here. We live fairly close to the Apple Fire. And as most people in California have to do on occasion, we were ready to ... Read More about Fires, surgery, and reviews. Oh my!
There was an outcry at the ending of PBS Masterpiece Theatre's Sanditon, Jane Austen's final, uncompleted manuscript. Because the viewers did not get the "happily ever after" ending Jane Austen, and ... Read More about Don’t mislead your readers. Romance must have an HEA
I remember walking home from school in the heat, the smell of hot asphalt, cooked dirt, and rotting oranges surrounding me. Sometimes other kids walked with me, but if not, my mind played out ... Read More about Back to school time!
And wait. Fifteen minutes later I repeat all the steps and nothing happens. Surely at least the low battery icon would have shown up. I’ve never had this happen before. Sigh. I look up cell ... Read More about A Week without a Cell Phone. How I Survived the Tragedy.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you want to do something that’s more meaningful than commercial. I came up with this gift that can work for anybody special in your ... Read More about Meaningful craft for Valentine’s Day… for anybody
If you get my newsletter, you'll already know all about this. But for those who don't, big changes are coming, and I want you all to know about it. And this takes a little explaining. Back in the ... Read More about Time for a rebrand
My best Christmas memory doesn’t have much to do with writing or editing. But it has a lot to do with a few people who reached out to a struggling single mom and her two kids to make Christmas special ... Read More about Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
With Mother's Day fast approaching, I thought I'd share this with you all. I bet some of you moms can relate. Our kids need us in so many ways, even if they act like they don’t. While this post was ... Read More about Mom: Still the Best Title
Often when we think of Christmas and its meaning, we use words like joy, happiness, peace. It’s almost a knee-jerk reaction of what Christmas is supposed to be. But if we take a step back, we realize ... Read More about Joy to the World?
I gave these cute ornaments to my sisters-in-law last year for Christmas. They were well received and didn't take long to make. Best of all, you probably have all the things you need already! First ... Read More about Need a quick and cheap gift idea?