John and I met on Match.com. That’s not the dirty little secret–so many people have met their beloved through internet dating that’s it’s no longer a big deal. (It is kind of a big deal that he was the seventieth guy I went out with, and worth the wait. I’m glad that’s over with, though. It was…

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well, my hat’s off to Karen Wiesner for even attempting to write this book. It’s clearly not for me. I’ve failed on Day One. I think this would be a great book for someone who has a more left brain mind than I do. Someone very organized who’s writing a story that is not too complex.…

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I’ve (almost) completed the first two chapters of LOVING ANDY. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t usually write any of the manuscript before creating a thorough outline, but these chapters came to me, so I accepted the gift from the muse and put them on paper. Monday I’ll start outlining, using Karen Weisner’s THIRTY DAYS TO…

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I know. A weird topic for my blog. But I’m researching Fetal Alcohol issues for LOVING ANDY and I have to admit, I didn’t realize how serious this topic is. I certainly knew about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, having worked in a maternity ward as a social worker, but I thought the neurological and behavioral problems…

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My web designer encouraged me to think about a “tagline” for my books–a few words that really get to the heart of the sort of book I write. Through this process, I’ve learned a lot about my books. I understand better why they are challenging to market and why my publisher must struggle to find…

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First, and most importantly, THE BAY AT MIDNIGHT really is in the stores now. I’ve heard from some new readers who discovered it. Sorry for my premature announcement last week, but I get very excited when a book of mine is released. If you want an autographed copy and missed my announcement, scroll down. Labor…

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I just finished THE NAMESAKE by Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, and I’m trying to decide if I liked it. I don’t think that’s a good sign. I guess the best assessment is that there were parts I adored and parts that left me cold. This book is about character rather than plot, so if…

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