Finding beauty in the crap life throws at you

Recently I discovered the site Shepherd.com, which is subtitled “Discover the Best Books.” The idea is that authors share lists of books around a particular topic. NOT our own books–but books we loved! For instance, here’s a list called “The best books about families and the secrets we keep from one another.” I’m going to…

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25 Authors and What They’re Thankful For

This month I am blessed to get to participate in Ashley Hasty (of the Hasty Book List)’s roundup of authors and what they’re thankful for. A number of my women’s fiction author friends are included as well as a number of authors who are totally new to me. Check it out! We can all find…

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Five on a Friday with Amy Watson

One perk of being a published author is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems that may never cross our paths. (So many books… so little time!) I get to see some of those books these…

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Book Review: Bloomsbury Girls

I thoroughly enjoyed The Jane Austen Society, so I have been looking forward to Bloomsbury Girls. Natalie Jenner did not disappoint! Bloomsbury Girls extends the world of The Jane Austen society, pulling some of its characters into a London bookshop in 1950 and tossing them into the mix with a host of other colorful characters.…

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Giveaway: Because it’s Women’s Fiction Day!

I have been writing stories since I was 8 years old. Seriously. My second cousin and I used to sit in the back of the Catholic school bus (and yes, both the second cousin and the Catholic school bus reveal a heck of a lot about what kind of life I lived as a child!)…

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A Song for the Road on “Hear Us Roar” podcast

I have been a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association almost since it was founded, and I am so thrilled to have “A Song for the Road” featured on WFWA’s “Hear Us Roar” podcast this week. Click the image to listen! (A Song for the Road is available at Amazon and Bookshop.org) *Note: This…

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Have Laptop, Will Travel

Thursday morning, I dropped my husband off at his (closed) office so he could declutter his desk and continued south to a giant, bubble-enclosed pool so my 12-year-old could fulfill the last of his Second Class requirements. I walked in carrying my computer, and the adult, who’s seen me sitting on the floor outside many,…

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Five on a Friday with Brianne Moore

One of the great things about being a published author is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems that may never cross our paths. (So many books… so little time!) I get to see some of…

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Five on a Friday with Anisha Bhatia

One of the great things about being a published author is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems that may never cross our paths. (So many books… so little time!) I get to see some of…

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Me on the “Best of Women’s Fiction”

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks, and I actually do have plans for a blog post that’s NOT about A Song For The Road–but today I wanted to share one more podcast episode I did to help promote the book, which is newly-released today. Lainey Cameron is the author of The Exit Strategy, which…

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