May 21, 2020

With the pandemic, it seemed like a good idea to try to grow some of our own food, if for no other reason than to avoid as many grocery store trips as possible. And building a raised garden bed gave my husband and kids something to do while I’m on deadline.

I’ve seen wh...

March 16, 2020

Or "How To Take Care of Your Kids While Also Working From Home During the Quarantine"

I’m used to working in my pajama pants. When “Winter is Coming,” I prep for snow days to protect my work schedule and deadlines, while still creating some fun for my kids. Along with m...

March 14, 2020

Or "How to Succeed in Pajamas Without Really Trying."

Also, that is a stock photo and not my actual legs.

As someone who’s worked from for almost ten years, I feel pretty fortunate that my job is “pandemic friendly.” I know not everybody is used to working from home as m...

January 10, 2020

I have to admit I've been remiss about updating my blog and web site in the last year or two. My only excuse is that while writing multiple books per year, I've been enrolled in a low-residency masters of fine arts program at Seton Hill University. And sure, I was able...

July 3, 2018

So over the last month, I've packed up 12 years worth of clutter, moved out of my house in Kentucky, moved my whole family (plus two dachshunds), attended a weeklong residency for my MFA program, launched a book, and moved said family to Michigan - all mostly without c...

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