How Publishing is like Parenting

My mother visited this past weekend. She’s come regularly since my first child’s birth, providing much-needed help when my kids were young, and welcome company now. Despite living in another state, she’s here often enough to witness my parenting highs and...

5 Tips to Renew the Spirit

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that, at this point in my life, I’m rather depleted–of energy, optimism, and creativity. Why? For the same reasons you are. Too many commitments. Too many horror stories on the news. Too many things I can’t control that,...

Read-A-Romance Month

It’s back, and once again, I’m thrilled to contribute to the month-long celebration of romance literature. Read-A-Romance Month is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the authors who write in this genre and the motivation behind their work. This...

Book Birthday!

I remember meeting with my editor about the Cabot novels back in 2016. His enthusiasm for the project matched my excitement, which made me eager to get started on BEFORE I KNEW. Fast-forward to today. As I write this short post, I’ve got the manuscript for the...

Summer Reading Recommendation

I haven’t offered a reading recommendation on my blog in quite some time, but I’m inspired to do so today. I spent the better part of my free time this past weekend reading Elinor Lipman‘s On Turpentine Lane. This author had been highly recommended...

Summer: Bring It On!

Here comes summer! Temperatures have jumped dramatically. My kids are currently taking finals. And the gardens are in full bloom. Yes, summer is officially here. As usual, our family calendar is stuffed with various out-of-town sports and leadership camps, as well as...