For Mother’s Day, I received two things I wanted very badly: coconut cream pie, and time alone. My husband took our kids on a bike ride for the afternoon, and I puttered around the house enjoying the silence, something we haven’t had much of these last two months. Adding to the external noise is all […]
I honestly wish I could write about anything else. I tried. But anything else seems trite right now when everything we do is impacted by this virus. I promised myself that I’d write a blog post once a month, even if no one reads it but my dog, so I’m giving it a try. People […]
Listen, there are all sorts of ways to procrastinate when you’re supposed to be writing. Yesterday, for example, I took an extra long trip to Aldi, cruising slowly down the aisles to pick up the things the kids need in their lunches that my husband forgot to buy when he helpfully did the shopping on […]
I like organizing stuff. Words, sentences, paragraphs…closets. So when the Marie Kondo craze came about, I watched a few episodes of her show, nodding along the whole time, and I, too, felt that sense of relief with the homeowners at the end, at having just what they need, right where they need it. Over the […]
I just completed my last Skype visits of 2019. Eight months of the year, on the first Friday of the month, I talk to kids all over the country about writing and how my debut book, “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse,” came to be. I decided shortly after the book was published, that […]
I love Halloween. It’s honestly my favorite holiday. Nothing lights up my life like getting old Jack out of the decoration bin and plugging him in that first night of October (Jack was our one Halloween decoration in my house when I was a kid, and I loved him then and still do.) I also […]
Last Friday was one of my First Friday Skype days, and I wrote this while I was between calls with some awesome kids. I decided after my first book came out that I would offer four, free, Skype visits on the first Friday of each month, on a first-come, first-served, basis. This choice was made […]
Thank you to Caroline Starr Rose for featuring my book on her blog! Read the full interview here.