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Why I Love Eleanor & Park

The time I get to spend reading for pleasure is rare and precious—as a mom and a writer I always feel I should be busy doing *something else* but  sometimes, a book comes along so good it cannot be denied, and everything gets ignored: laundry, word counts, dishes, edits. Such was the case with the…

Friday Fast Five: My First Romance Novel, Writing Advice à la King, & the Most Amazing Salsa/Salad Ever

Yes, it’s Saturday. I understand. If I keep this up eventually I will need to do one of 2 things: change “Friday Five” to “Saturday Six,” or just get my sh*t together and post on Friday. 1. Vacations: After Lil’ G (our 2nd and last offspring) was born, the husband and I decided we wanted…

Joy and Pain

No, I’m not referencing the Rob Base song from the 1980’s here…this reference goes back further…to 1923, when Lebanese-born American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran published a book 0f 26 poetic essays entitled The Prophet. I can’t recall when I came across Gibran’s work…whether it was in a philosophy class, or an early 20th…

March Monday Muse: Susanna Ives

This year I’m trying something a bit different with MM. Aside from being more realistic and setting a once a month post goal vs. once a week, I am also going  to try and make the MM posts more in-depth. Before, I’d find a mama/artist on the interwebs I found inspiring, let y’all know what…