The Friday 5

josh-ritter-the-royal-city-band-tickets_01-20-16_17_56017fed1a1d7 1. Matt and I have been waiting for Josh Ritter to come back to Birmingham and he’s finally coming!! It’s not until May, but the wait will be worth it. His recent album, Sermon on the Rocks (album art above), is awesome. If you don’t know who he is, check him out. His live…

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The Friday 5

1. First things first. Unbelievable, shocking, knee-weakening, heavens-opening-up-and-shining-down news hit us out of the blue yesterday. We all cried tears of disbelief and relief and thankfulness. As my mom said, the English language doesn’t have enough words to explain how we feel. “Thankful” falls pitifully short.   FullSizeRender That above is my mom. This is how…

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The Hideaway comes out in just a little over a year!!

Seriously. I’ve been throwing around “a year and a half” but really, it’s only about a year and two months. That’s crazy. So I need to stop saying a year and a half. Closer to one year sounds much closer. In the interest of full disclosure about how this whole publishing process works, I’ll tell…

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Neither plotter not pantser be

I realize that I run the risk of offending and/or alienating some readers by what I’m about to say, but I’m feeling strongly about it today, so I’m just going to go ahead and say it. I think outlines, especially rigid ones, can hurt the writing process instead of help it. There. I said it.…

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The Friday 5: Blurbs, Books, and back to regular life

The kids went back to school this week–woohoo! It was a “short” week, meaning four days of school instead of five (and two instead of three for my preschooler) but the parental readjustment to making lunches and getting myself dressed before 8 more than made up for whatever shortness the school people intended. I have…

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