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3 Things I’m Doing on Pub Day Eve

The Ramblers hits shelves TOMORROW. To prepare, I’m doing a few things. 1. I’m re-reading the book. To remember the details of the story. Yes, I wrote it, but it’s been some time since I’ve immersed myself in the world…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, The Fam

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8 Things @ 8 Days Until Publication

Monday morning. February 1, 2016. 5:16am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, at the beginning of a brand new month. It’s quiet. I sip coffee and look around at the trappings of real life. Unopened mail. Avocados that have…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, WRITING LIFE

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The Ramblers – Upcoming Events & Advance Buzz!

My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves in two weeks, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support so far—it means the world to me. Here is more…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Uncategorized

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ADR Friday Loves 01.22.16

i’m loving… … this Happy Hour Without the Booze. … this small, powerful new novel. … this letter. … these sneaks. … these words on kindness. … this dish. … this Gossip. … this wisdom. … this little dress. ……

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How are you doing?

Last night, after we tucked the girls into bed, Husband looked up from his perch on the couch and met my eye and asked me a question. How are you doing?  An iteration of the question all of us get…

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ADR Friday Loves 01.15.16

i’m loving… … this book. … these Ladies of Leisure. … & these Warrior Women. … these stories. … this restaurant. … this movie. … this dress. … these jumpsuits. … this Obama as Literary Critic. … these soups. ……

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Warning: This Is a Vulnerable, Rambling Post

January 4, 2016. 5:38am on the first Monday morning of a brand new year. I sit here, at my beloved kitchen island. My guy and my girls are still sleeping; the house is quiet. But I’m up. I’ve been up…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, The Fam, The Home Front, Uncategorized

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Our 11th Wedding Anniversary

December 18, 2015. Our wedding anniversary. Eleven years ago, I got ready in my childhood home with my sisters and Mom and bridesmaids. When the time came, Dad walked me down the aisle of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. I wore…

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You’re My Person

Babe, I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. You were already up. My body was leaden and my mind twisted with too many thoughts, but then I heard voices and footsteps. The sweet thunder of our…

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Fourteen Years Ago

December 2001. You walk into a bar very late at night. You wear all black, laugh with good girlfriends. The world is a triumphant Pinot Grigio blur. You are awake, alive, happy, young. Not even three months ago, the towers…

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