So today at work, I was chatting with a woman buying small pieces of a bunch of fabrics, which usually means she’s making a quilt. When I asked, she told me that her daughter is expecting a girl but doesn’t like pink which explained why she was buying peachy, orange-y fabric. Then, because of Juliette …
I guess teenagers think their parents are stupid. Noah told me that “every kid” in his class at school makes fun of him for not having a phone. EVERY ONE OF THEM, MOM!! Me: Names. I want names. Noah: All of them. Me: Then it shouldn’t be hard to come up with a name. Noah: …
8:30 am Well, the boys have left for their campout. Getting out the door was not without stress. Apparently, the Chromebook we gave Noah for schoolwork (and Steve has most of the Internet blocked) is a box-shaped Pied Piper. Noah couldn’t do even the simplest task (like put your sleeping bag in the car) without …
In October, I started working part-time at Joann Fabrics, handling the cutting counter, which I love, usually. I’ve gone through a few weeks of wishing, more than anything, I could quit, mainly because I was tired every day and felt like I was missing family stuff. Our laundry doesn’t get done as rapidly as before, …
Sorry I haven’t updated in a while. As you may have heard, Baton Rouge and surrounding areas have suffered the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy. My family is all safe, but my husband’s whole family have moved in as their house was under 28 inches of water. So there are a total of six …
So, here we are. First day of school. Noah is in 8th grade now. Not entirely sure how that happened. Not just the growing up fast part but the holy cookies, Batman, he passed 7th grade!!! Anyway, because the beginning of the school year feels like the beginning of a NEW year, I’m kinda revamping …
My good friend Leah likes to ask questions on Facebook to start discussions. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Today’s questions got me really thinking. “What’s something YOU asked Santa for when you were younger that you never got – or did get and wish you still had?” I wanted to answer her but didn’t …
Recently a kerfuffle erupted on Twitter over a book called The Cruelty and its author, S. Bergstrom. Bergstrom, the S is for Scott, was interviewed by Publishers Weekly where he said: “The morality of the book is more complicated than a lot of YA so I wanted to try doing it on my own,” Bergstrom …
This week my guest is the very patient Helen Pollard. Helen Pollard writes contemporary romance with old-fashioned heart. She believes there will always be a place for romantic fiction, no matter how fast-paced and cynical the world becomes. Readers still want that feel-good factor – to escape from their own world for a while and …
I’m joining fellow Clean Reads author, Felicia Rogers for Fourteen Line Friday. You can see the rules and other great excerpts over at Felicia’s site, but I wanted to share my fourteen lines with you here. This excerpt comes from Pigsty Princess, my latest epic fantasy novel (released in February). Buy links are at the …
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