Don’t worry about it. You’re doing fine.

Don’t worry about it. You’re doing fine.

It was my holiday gift from my older kid. A magnificent, weighty mug with words on it. Words that my kid, along with perhaps many other people, thought I needed to hear and know right now. Words I think that maybe many, if not all, of us need to hear and know right...
What an amazing day!

What an amazing day!

For anyone who is wondering, you don’t sleep the night before you’re going to be on national television. National television. Wow. Who would have thought that the book would have been launched on the 18th and that I’d be on Megyn Kelly Today on the 20th? Not in my...
What are the 20 best books ever?

What are the 20 best books ever?

That’s a hard question and one I thought I was supposed to answer. So I pondered it deeply. Part of being a writer is being a reader, and a rewarding part of being a reader is connecting with other readers. I’ve been meaning to get involved with Goodreads, to connect...
Did you hear me scream? My book will be a book!

Did you hear me scream? My book will be a book!

Did you hear me scream? I’m guessing you did. I signed with an indie press last week. I couldn’t be more excited. The years – dare I say almost decades – of perseverance, persistence, and (sometimes) pain are over, and my book will be a book! Thank you to everyone who...
Look up when you’re walking

Look up when you’re walking

As it gets colder out I notice my tendency to look down as I walk. I bundle up against the cold, and keep my face shielded from the wind. But it’s not just cold weather that keeps me from looking up and noticing what’s around me as I walk. And it’s not just me. I’m...