Post-Release Check-in!

            Welcome to the Sunday Dish! If you go back in my blog and look at the last time I posted, you’ll see it was May. After that, the crush of summer chaos hit, and this blog unfortunately took a back seat to kids out of school, out of town…

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35,000 Decisions Per Day?!

            Happy Sunday, friends! Many of you may not know I write a monthly column in our local community newspaper, The Homewood Star. I’ve been writing it for ten years now, and I’ve gone from writing about trying to figure out how to get my one-year-old daughter to nap to…

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Yes Day!

    Welcome friends! Have any of you seen the movie Yes Day? It’s on Netflix, and it’s about a family—mom, dad, three kids—who decide to have a Yes Day where the kids can plan the entire day and the parents have to say yes. This is in reaction to the mom (played by the…

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Focusing on the good…and a little chicken yoga

    Welcome friends! As the parent of two school-aged kids, it’s not uncommon to pick them up from school and have one of them be in a “mood” over something or another. This week, my youngest, Sela, came home from school staying it was the “worst day ever.” In fact, she channeled Alexander and…

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The Sunday Dish April 4, 2021

          Happy Easter, friends! I hope you’ve had a chance to see family or friends this weekend and celebrate all that this day means. We’ve had family in town and it’s been a rambunctious mix of laughter, Easter eggs, kids all over the place, and our dog barking excitedly (and a…

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The Sunday Dish March 28, 2021

Welcome to the Sunday Dish! I’ve always said (well, as long as I’ve been writing books) that aside from being a good wife and mother and human, writing a book is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve learned some things, and I think my writing as gotten better, but it still feels like fighting…

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The Sunday Dish, March 21 2021

Welcome to the Sunday Dish! Spring Break has officially begun! And thankfully, it’s looking like this year’s spring break will look different than last year’s. Last year, we’d planned to go to Highlands, NC, and stay in a cute little cabin complete with a treehouse and a creek in the backyard, but due to Covid,…

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The Sunday Dish, March 14 2021

Hi friends! Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Sunday Dish! Snapshots from the week… This past week I met with a book club in person for the first time since Covid started a year ago, and it was such a relief to sit around a table with a group of people and talk about…

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The Sunday Dish

Hi friends! Long time readers and supporters will know I had a blog on my website for many years. It started out as a place to talk about the manuscript I was working on and the feedback I got from my first beta readers. Then I started writing about another manuscript, this one about an…

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It’s real if it’s on Amazon

I got up early to write this morning–I was all ready to buckle down and work hard on Jenna’s story (the 3rd POV in HURRICANE SEASON that I still have to write) but I did a search for myself on Google (as you do) and I discovered THE HIDEAWAY is up on my publisher’s website…

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