Undertow This Summer
Posted on June 3, 2018 Leave a Comment
Sometimes I call UNDERTOW the Little Blue Book That Could because it keeps landing on lists years after it launched (not that I’m complaining). Of course, then my friends remind me that the sucker weighs close to a pound and is nearly 100,000 words long, so “little” ain’t so little. Pfft – details. […]
In Defense of Insta-Love
Posted on December 23, 2015 3 Comments
I do three things when I’m trolling the aisles of heaven (re: bookstore), searching for a few new books to burn my paycheck on: Seek out a kick-ass cover. Read the back jacket. Read the first page . . . and maybe the Goodreads reviews. Let me tell ya – I’ve learned one thing about Goodreads […]
High School Reunions – Go or No?
Posted on October 14, 2014 4 Comments
I’m elderly. Did you know that? Because I bloody well didn’t realize this horrible fact until I was faced with my 20 year high school reunion. It was like a face-plant to a sliding glass door. Twenty YEARS? Where the hell did TWENTY YEARS go? I mean, I could have sworn we were just being […]
The Write Space
Posted on January 6, 2014 2 Comments
The other day my daughter came into my office (okay – more like a walk-through, jammed between my kids’ bedrooms and our great room) and said, “Wow – your office looks worse than my locker.” Ummm . . . why yes. Yes, it does. Which got me thinking (no, not about cleaning it). I thought […]
Posted on December 24, 2013 2 Comments
Another writer once asked me why, OH WHY, did I bother with live models? They asked, “Isn’t that time-consuming? Expensive? What if the photos don’t come out right? What if the models don’t understand their characters’ emotions?” The questions went on and on . . . I simply responded, “Well, first of all, what would […]
UNDERTOW novel in the news!
Posted on November 29, 2013 Leave a Comment
UNDERTOW has some awesome fans – I have been very blessed in that respect. Readers, reviewers, and Cape Codders have all become quite a fabulous cheering section. To them all, I cannot say THANK YOU enough :) Today, I am sharing some pictures, reviews, and media from the past month. UNDERTOW released on October 13th. […]
Bus Driving . . . and why it requires insanity.
Posted on September 25, 2013 4 Comments
So I have come to the realization that I am stupid. No, no – seriously. I mean, my current M-F job (plus some weekends, when my mouth turns mutinous and blurts out, “Yeah – I’ll drive the team!”) is as a school bus driver. No, not the small suckers that had the butt bitten off […]
All Around the Town: Tales from Bus Driver Hell
Posted on March 18, 2013 2 Comments
It is possible that I have been asked to write a Bombeckesque memoir about being a bus driver at least fifty times. And yes – the tales from the road could fill an encyclopdeia. But I am a professional writer (and driver) and believe it or not, my time is somewhat squeezed. So yes – […]
Burning the Candle at both ends . . . with a blowtorch!
Posted on December 10, 2012 Leave a Comment
So, I have not fallen off the face of the earth (at least, I don’t think so. Sometimes I question my sanity and hence, my reality). Anywho, life has been BUSY. Driving the beast, shuffling kids, juggling boobs – I mean, breastfeeding questions – and, as always, writing. Journalism assignments keep me busy as does […]
GUEST BLOG: Beach + Kid = Torture? Maybe not . . .
Posted on July 26, 2012 2 Comments
Beach Babies Survival 101 by Amy Elizabeth (GUEST BLOGGER) http://www.capecodmommies.com/ Living on Cape Cod and having children means a mom needs to become a beach pro and quick! My first few trips to the beach with my son, while still under age 1, were definitely learning experience. I would pack way to much or not enough. My first […]