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Father’s Day Essay Online!

Okay, I know a bunch of you have been checking back in to see when the aforementioned essay about my sweet husband would be available. (Yes, the essay he hasn’t even seen yet. The perils of marrying a writer!) Well, … Continue reading

Rejection Roses

Don’t you all wish you had husbands who, when they hear you had a rejection that day, come home with roses? And not just any roses –yellow ones? Already arranged, in a vase? That editorial board may not appreciate my … Continue reading

I Wish I Could Type

I’ve been thinking about high school recently. Probably because I received an email that my (muttermutter-revealing age here)-th high school reunion is coming up this summer. I don’t have too many regrets from those years (not that I want to … Continue reading

My Favorite Children

My kids are ecstatic — counting the days, the hours, the minutes, until school is out. They only have four more days of school. I only have four more days of uninterrupted writing. I am a terrible mother. I know … Continue reading

Writing About Your Husband

Dave knew I was a writer when we got married, so he has no one but himself to blame for what’s about to go down. I keep telling myself that. No, I haven’t written a tell-all novel about his obsession … Continue reading

Good News Today!

Just a quick post to tell the world that my manuscript, Raymond Mahaney, Soccer Failure, has been selected as a finalist in the Writer’s League of Texas Manuscript Competition! Of course, I won’t find out if I won until the … Continue reading

How Married Writers Get That “First Kiss” Feeling

Do you remember that feeling you get when you’re just about to kiss a new girl/boyfriend for the very first time? Or that feeling you get when you’re going up the first steep hill on a roller coaster and you … Continue reading

In Love with Terry Fator

Oh. My. Goodness. Did I have fun in Vegas? Yes. Did I win? No. (You have to play to win, I believe!) Did I fall in love? Oh, yes. I fell completely in love with Terry Fator. As in, Simon-Cowell-listening-to-Susan-Boyle … Continue reading

Mars Needs Moms and more…

I can’t help it! I have to blog one more time before I go to Vegas. Last night, on my Mother’s Day date (perfect: excellent Thai food, an hour in Borders, and a Star Trek movie filled with eye candy … Continue reading

What Happens in Las Vegas…

When I was a little girl, whenever anyone mentioned the words “Las Vegas” around my grandma, she would practically spit out the words, “Trashy town! Trashy people!” I asked her when she had been to Vegas. She acted like I … Continue reading