Wait, what? You hear nothing from me for months, and now two posts in a row? Welcome to the world of summer blogging . . . I know I just wrote my first blog post in months only yesterday, but today I have a big announcement. Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 12th) I will be co-presenting […]
If you know me in “real life,” you may have noticed that I’ve been completely preoccupied for the past few months, and if you know me as a blogger, you’ve maybe also noticed that I’ve written like two blog posts all year. It’s because (among other reasons, like, you know, parenting and illness and other […]
Oh, you guys. This year has been a ride so far. In the good ways, in the bad ways . . . mostly right now I’m hung up on the bad ways. I’ve been a pretty terrible blogger these past few months, so please accept my apologies. And if you’ve missed me and are putting […]
Y’all, it has been a big week. I’ve been wanting to carve out some time to sit down and write a new blog post, but it hasn’t happened. After we shook off the back-t0-school crazy and the accompanying illness that all of us passed around, I’ve found myself with far fewer moments to sit and […]
June 19th was my “blogiversary,” as we bloggers grandly refer to it. The day after Father’s Day 2012, I sat down and wrote my very first blog post, “Father’s Day: Celebration of Family or Ironic Joke?” about our holiday at the Renaissance Festival. Interestingly enough, we did the exact same thing yesterday: we schlepped our […]
It’s time for your annual professional conference again, and although you’ve been attending for several consecutive years, it’s a distinct possibility that you’ve blocked out the perplexing phases of this intense weekend of learning and personal growth. While many attendees remain entirely unconscious of this phenomenon, there are five clearly documented stages of conference […]
The world of online writing can be very isolating. I am so lucky to have several real-life writer friends that I routinely get together with for a “working brunch” or coffee, and I always leave feeling invigorated. Although my family and local friends are supportive of my work, talking about publishing and social media doesn’t […]
Self promotion is a difficult thing for many writers, and many women, to do. It makes me uncomfortable. But today- I’m doing it! Welcome to my new site!
Today is release day for My Other Ex! This collection of essays about friendship breakups is now available as a paperback and e-book.
I want to be a writer when I grow up- it’s been my dream since I was a child. Find out more about my writing process!