Happy 200!

This is my 200th post on this blog!  Woo-hoo!  Cause for celebration.  I have been writing consistently just about my whole life.  And, yet, this blog is special. Before I learned how to write, [...]

Wadjda – a review

Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive.  They can’t leave their homes without a man.  Anytime they are outside where an unrelated male might see them they have to wear the full [...]

I write because

I often find myself frustrated that I don’t write more.  Words swirl inside my head constantly, wanting to be written down, stories, plots, insights, ideas.  I’m sure they’re [...]


I’ve officially been humbled as a grammar geek.  First, I spend nearly a week with the geekiest (read: coolest) group of grammar nerds I’ve ever met.  Next, my editor lays a [...]

It’s Cover Time!

I got a cover concept on Thursday. It’s being tweaked and should be ready to share in a few days! I also got my copyedited version, the one that will go to print. The copy editor was sweet [...]

Bad Mommy

Next week will mark the first time in my history of dog-mommy-hood that I will go away and my own mom will not be around to dog-sit.  But how hard can it be to get a dog sitter? Pretty darn hard. [...]