Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to speak about writing to a class of 6th graders at a local middle school. The fact that the middle school is attended by my nephew Michael, and the request came from his teacher was a complete coincidence. Okay, maybe it wasn’t a complete coincidence… Michael’s… Read More Writing Workshop
I know I promised a new blog post once a week for the rest of the year, but I wasn’t expecting a week like the one I just had in real life. Nothing bad, just a lot of commitments pulling me in a number of different directions. So, I hope you don’t mind that I’m… Read More Cheating
I’m going to start out my blog this week with a slightly more serious topic for me: “Hale No” Movement For folks who are not in the book writing/publishing business, you probably haven’t heard of Kathleen Hale. I’ve included a link below that tells her story, but the basic facts are these: Kathleen Hale wrote… Read More Reviewing and Rating: Books and TV
I know I haven’t been blogging very much lately, but since I decided to recommit to updating my blog on a regular basis, I might as well go all out and update the look of my website. Welcome to the new digs! Take a moment and look around. Across the top you’ll find different pages… Read More Updates and Promises
Book Birthday Contest So… You may be waiting for me to announce the winners of my “Next Year Twitter Contest”. Unfortunately, we hit a bit of a glitch. The contest, itself, went well. I selected three winners who used the #NextYear. One tweeted about a vacation, one about sports, and the last one wanted to… Read More This and That
Happy Book Birthday!! Two years ago I changed the tag-line of my blog which used to read, “A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Novelist.” On September 25, 2012, Next Year I’ll be Perfect was published and I could actually call myself a novelist. Is this the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen or what?… Read More #NextYear Twitter Contest
I am pleased to share some exciting news with my fans and loyal followers. This week my publisher, Booktrope entered into a new business relationship with Amazon, beginning with a mutual licensing deal that deepens ties with Amazon to a much more significant degree. This licensing deal directly impacts me because I was one of… Read More Exciting News!!
You’ve probably heard of the website Goop, which is a “digital media and e-commerce company” where Gwyneth Paltrow curates “all of life’s positives”. Huh? In layman’s terms, Goop is s a place where Gwyneth Paltrow tells us all what we should wear, cook, have and do. You may also have heard that Gwyneth tops my… Read More Laura’s Guide to Life
You can’t tell it from the weather, but Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. To get the season started, here’s a little rundown of what has been on my pop culture radar lately: TV • I am loving Fargo. It is probably odd to start a summer list with a television show where… Read More Summer!
SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read if you haven’t seen the series finales of: How I Met Your Mother M*A*S*H Ally McBeal Mad About You Homicide: Life on the Streets Quantum Leap I consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to TV series finales. If a long-standing television show is coming to a close, I’ll… Read More Curtain Call