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THE RAMBLERS

Novel News: A Hardcover Deal for THE RAMBLERS!

I’m so thrilled to announce that after four-plus years of writing, editing and periodic 4:30am lunacy, I’ve just sold my second novel THE RAMBLERS to the wonderful Lucia Macro at William Morrow (Harper Collins). I’m so incredibly grateful to my…

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A Happier Hour with Jennifer Senior & 10 Things You Should Know About Parenthood

Last winter, Mom told me about a book she’d read. It’s very interesting, she declared and this meant something to me because my mother, a voracious reader, has a high bar for literary praise. I bought the book immediately. The…

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11 Insights from Jane Green

On Wednesday evening, I hosted a Happier Hour literary salon here with bestselling author Jane Green. Oh what a night. It was a packed house and we jammed in my yellow living room and talked about marriage and infidelity, twin…

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The Writing Advice Anna Quindlen Gave Me

It all started with an email from a very thoughtful friend. Did I want to have lunch at the JCC and hear Anna Quindlen speak? Um, yes. I don’t think I’ve ever replied to a message that fast.
Today was…

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7 Birth Bits & What to Really Expect

{From Left: Gina Zucker, Anna Solomon, me, Amy Brill, Dani Shapiro, Mary Beth Keane, Marie Myung-Ok Lee & Jennifer Gilmore}
I am a mother and I am a writer. Motherhood has informed and enriched my writing and my writing has…

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Eating Wildly & Free to Fall!

Two friends have books out today! Check them out & scoop them up!:

EATING WILDLY: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal  by Ava Chin. 
Description on Amazon: “In this touching and informative memoir about foraging for food in…

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How We Thrive (+ Big 14 Book Giveaway)

What a privilege it was to attend the 2-Day Thrive: A Third Metric Live Event. The 2-day event was hosted by power duo Arianna Huffington (President and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post) and Mika Brzezinski (co-host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC)…

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This Is Childhood: 10 Mothers. 10 Essays.

Well, it’s been a while. I wrote a post many weeks ago announcing my decision to channel Thoreau and simplify and it’s proven to be a wonderful thing for me at this particular time in my life. I’ve been soaking…

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

Thoreau said, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your…

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On Sex & Stories

I’m polishing the first half of my novel. The plan is to send it off to my agent and my freelance editor on Friday before we fly to Cali to meet our new niece and nephew (yay!) and I had…

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