• Sep. 5th, 2013 Write Every Day

    So how much writing did you get done this summer? Every time someone asks me this, I have to fight an intense desire to slink away in shame. Instead, I mumble something about being busy with the kids and vacation because I hate to tell them the truth. How much did I write this summer? [ read more ]

  • Sep. 4th, 2013 Dear Jesus…Amen

    I love hearing my kids find their voice as they learn to talk to God. Emma goes for loud and proud. “Dear Jesus,” she’ll begin, then we usually get a nice pause. This is followed by her thanking Him for something about her day, or the food, or something really random like swings or a [ read more ]

  • Sep. 3rd, 2013 Trapped

    I read a lot. I read a lot of romantic suspense. I even try to write it. This combination of reading and writing has given me a pretty good idea of the elements that need to be present in a romantic suspense novel to keep everybody happy. This is both good and bad because sometimes [ read more ]

  • Aug. 28th, 2013 Stranded

    There are few things that make me happier than walking to my mailbox and finding a new book. I particularly enjoy it when the book isn’t available for purchase yet. This is probably because I have the patience of a fruit fly and I don’t like waiting for anything. Right now, I’ve got four—that’s right—four [ read more ]

  • Aug. 27th, 2013 Summer 2013 by the Numbers

    You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet around here. Here’s why . . . Summer 2013 by the numbers: Number of days spent away from home … 25+ Number of trips to the pool … 15+ Number of playdates … 15+ Number of books read to the kids … 100+ Number of [ read more ]