Archive for the ‘Family News’ Category

Howdy from the Center of the Sun

Hot… hot…hot… even for this native Texas girl. Record-breaking days, one after another. We’re melting….. And you know what makes it hotter? Trying to do final revisions of a manuscript while your kids are hanging off your legs, whining about … Continue reading

As We Say in Texas –Yeehaw! I won!

Howdy, y’all! It’s been an amazing month. First, a trip to Scotland, England, and Canada (check out the photos on Dave’s photoblog as he posts them). In Toronto, we climbed the CN Tower, the world’s tallest… and then I came … Continue reading

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

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

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

Good Friends

I’m having a friend over today. I would like to say I entertain often because I’m social, and I enjoy my friends’ company, but the truth is I would just as soon meet them for a cup of coffee at … Continue reading

My Daily Walk to the Idea Factory

Argh! I have so many ideas I can’t get them all into document format fast enough. For some reason, the picture books (PBs) have taken over my brain. I finished a church-themed one — don’t judge until you see it! … Continue reading

Motherhood Finally Paying Off

Hey, you know how some people say you have to wait until the kids are grown, have good jobs, and can afford to take their elderly mothers on fabulous safari vacations to see any pay-back from this whole mothering gig? … Continue reading