Go Forth with Bold Enthusiasm

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Last week my daughter’s Health & Wellness class had homework for the parents. We were asked what advice would you give your child that would help them meet their goals. At the time I could only come with something lame like, work hard and don’t be afraid of chasing your dreams, but be flexible.  Seriously? […]

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Truck driver, NFL referee or NOT

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I’m sure you’ve heard the question — What do you want to be when you grow up?  I’m going to be honest. I hate that question. Okay, hate may be a little strong. I truly don’t care for that question. Because I don’t ever intend to grow up and why do I need to box […]

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Sharing a little something on #NationalTellAStoryDay

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So did you know that it’s National Tell A Story Day?  I’ve been feverishly editing my Golden Heart® nominated YA novel THE CULLODEN IMMORTALS for what feels like the one hundredth time, so I’m not going to tell you a story, today.  Instead, I will share a story (of sorts) with you.  I am so […]

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T-Minus 10 days

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and counting for the release of this much anticipated debut of the YA fantasy novel, Grey, by my fabulous friend Christi J. Whitney.  Didn’t the designers at HarperVoyager do an amazing job with this cover?!   I love the yellow and the red, and the aged look of the cracked stone. When you read this story, […]

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Quotable on writing

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I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ― Joss Whedon “I write, therefore I am…” Cheesy, but true.  And if you look very closely at the photo above, you’ll see rough drafted scenes from my latest […]

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July 14 is not just ANY day…

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Today the French commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution with La Fête Nationale, or what those of us in America call Bastille Day.  My first visit to Paris missed La Fête Nationale by a week, which I’m still kind of bummed about because from what I hear, it’s […]

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Rambling About: The Third Lap

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Most Wednesday nights, our running group meets at the high school track for #WorkoutWednesday.  I haven’t consistently worked out on the track in years and I just love stepping onto the spongy all-weather track and the scent of sun-baked rubber floating in the air.  (Did you know synthetic rubber tracks are also called tartan tracks?  […]

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Rambling About: The Visceral Tuneage of Beacon

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The best music is music that can make you think as well as feel, sounds that are as visceral as they are cerebral. And the best love songs are those that acknowledge that the power of human sexuality can be just as terrifying as it is thrilling, that the passion that leads us to love […]

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Rambling About: Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions.  But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless.  ― John Green, Looking for Alaska Here’s another book that had been on my “too read” list […]

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