New Rule: No Holidays allowed until I finish dying my Easter
I used to love holidays. Easter eggs, Halloween costumes, even flag day was fun.
But since my kids have left home (Yippee, empty nesting!), I can't be bothered
to notice the passing of days. Well, that's not exactly true. I count days by
words written and deadlines missed or (fingers crossed) made. So now that we've Read More...
Well everyone, Iím doing something new this week. Iím in Mexico (in August)
sweating because itís about 90% humidity when it isnít raining. My daughter and
I are doing a vegan/raw cleanse at a yoga retreat. Yeah. So anyone ever hear me
talk about yoga? No? Thatís because I havenít done it in years, but I am now!
Twice a day! So guess what Iím learning while Read More...
Some conferences are quiet affairs where I get to hang with friends, talk books,
and laugh for hours. Readers and 'Rita's is one such conference. There's always
something going on, but I never feel frenzied unless I'm dancing with a hot
cover model. Other conferences are wild fan events where I'm overwhelmed and
lost. And given how much of an extrovert I am, that's saying something. Guess
how last week Read More...
How did it get to be summer already? Part of my brain is still wondering if I
got everyone Christmas presents like I intended. But the rest of me is fully
enjoying tank tops and stretchy shorts. Iím not as thin as I used to be, but
fortunately, my fashion sense has completely disappeared. Instead of being
shamed by the way I look in shorts and a thin tee, I think about how comfortable Read More...
Hello Everyone! My second STONEMEN Volume is out! WOO HOO! Click HERE if you want a copy.
If you have no idea what Iím talking about, Anna Argent and I have created
stories around mystical stone men who are enslaved to petty, evil goddesses.
They hang out as hot statues but can come to life under very Read More...
A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a political cartoon. She was blithely
unaware that our politics are polar opposites. Usually I ignore her political
commentary, but this cartoon hit a nerve. It insulted President Obama and
glorified Trumpís pussy grabbing comment. I emailed back that she needed to stop
sending me such things because I donít consider sexual attacks funny, and
certainly not ones bragged about by our current Read More...
OMG, itís 2017! Where did the year go? Hmm, let me think. Politics (ugh). Family
drama (mostly resolved now, thank God.) I lost weight, then gained it right
back. (sigh). FRIENDS! I went to great events like Readerís and ĎRitas and had a
rip, roaring good time! I travelled to Guatemala to help some schools there. And
I did something else that really marked this year. What could it be?
The #HoldOntoTheLight campaign has asked authors to share openly about
depression and since Iíve struggled with it all my life, I was asked to
participate. The good news is that Iím so much better than I was before. In
fact, every day is a joyous smile of yes, yes, yes! And yes, Iím lying. The
truth is that every day is NOT a glorious wave of internal joy, but on the
whole Read More...