Tag Archives: Food

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving!

If you’re a typical American, today you’re either a) traveling b) cooking frantically c) finishing your work so you can go home to get ready to start traveling or cooking. If you aren’t American, you’re scratching you’re head, going “What’s Thanksgiving?” It’s just a non-religious national holiday in America where everyone eats a WHOLE LOT. […]

Books, Blogs, and Rumor Control

I had so much fun at the Distinguished Alumni event at Indiana University this past weekend! It was great to visit with old friends, make cool new ones (I met Josie Bloss, the author of Band Geek Love, which I haven’t read yet, but I’m going to!), and hang out at my old campus. It […]

What inspires you?

Guess what time of year it is? If you said the time of year when Brach’s releases all their fresh bags of candy corn, then you would be correct! I’m eating mine now. I LOVE IT. Some people (such as those who prefer not to be named in this blog) don’t like candy corn, claiming […]

Airhead Sneak Peek/The Pee Jug/More Free Books


There’s a sneak peek to the first two chapters of my May release, Airhead, up now! Click here to see it (this link is guaranteed a pop-up so you won’t have to worry about getting back to this page) (Yes, I’m still very proud of myself for learning how to do this)! And be sure […]

The C Word

I won’t lie to you. I’m a little depressed. And it’s not because I keep getting emails from people who are angry with me because they ran out to buy my new books and it turns out they’ve already read them…. To those people, I just want to say, I’m very pleased you enjoyed my […]


I’m back in Florida (regular readers of this blog will be aware that I spent the past few weeks in my husband’s scary country lair), and I’m paying the price for all those cupcakes I ordered and sent to myself, since all of my shorts appear to be kinda tight. Many thanks to those of […]


“All my bags are packed. I’m ready to go. I’m standin’ here outside your door. I hate to wake you up to say goodbye. ‘Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again. Oh, babe, I hate to go….” (Sound familiar? Most readers are probably thinking of Chantal Kreviazuk from […]


24 hours before I leave France, and I thought those of you who’ve never been here (or haven’t been here since 1987, like me) might appreciate a quick tour of the highlights of the places I’ve been. Oui? On y va! Just follow the pink coat…. First stop, this gold leaf-covered statue of Joan of […]


Guess where I am. Go on…. Guess! If you said Paris, France, you would be correct! I have been at signings at the Furet Du Nord bookstore in Lille, and at the Salon du Livres (Book Fair) in Paris. It has been fantastique and I am tres fatiguer (did I mention I only speak un […]

Marvelous Munich!

Guten Tag again! I am winging my way back to Germany after a fantastic trip to Poland. The signing in Krakow was amazing. Here’s a photo of the very well-respected Matras Bookshop before the signing: Here’s a photo DURING the signing… …taken by He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog, before fleeing for […]