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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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True Friends, Good Writers & Time Away

Charlotte’s Web is my all-time favorite book. Hands down. Dad read it to me on a porch swing in summer when I was little – 5 or 6 – and not long ago, I read it to Big Girl. When…

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6 Wonderful Quotes About Time

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33 Ways to Make Our Marriages Happier (Part 1 of 3)

I’ve been thinking about and writing about marriage for the past few weeks as part of my Here Year project. Truth is, I’ve been thinking and talking about marriage for far longer than this. Since the moment I met 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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More Here & Happy Tips

I knew I didn’t want to do this alone. This Here Year. I just had this abiding instinct that whatever this is, and turns out to be, it needs to be a collaboration, a conversation. And that’s just what it’s…

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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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5 Secrets to Productive Writing

1. Sit down.
2. Write words or edit them.
3. Stand up. (Indulge in a dramatic arms-over-head stretch.)
4. Go out in the world and live. Life is the best material.
5. Repeat every single day. (Or as often as…

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Giving Ourselves Permission

A theme keeps cropping up in my writing and in my life: Permission.
We all wait for permission to do things that matter to us, things that might bring us closer to the lives we want.
For years, I talked…

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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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