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Becoming a Reader

This is one of my favorite photographs of my oldest daughter. Here, she’s not yet two, with very little hair, and she wears a striped rugby shirt and sits alone in our big wing chair in the little library by…

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13 of the Best Writing Books Out There

Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of books about writing and creativity. I keep them stacked on a shelf in my writing room so I can grab one if I get stuck in my scribbling. I’m thrilled to…

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A Happier Hour with Sarah Hepola & Kate Bolick

Last week, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sarah Hepola (Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget) and Kate Bolick (Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own) for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. As…

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Our Two Selves

October 21, 2015. 4:53am. I sit here at my kitchen island, coffee cup inches from me, a book splayed open. The book: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr. I finished reading it last night and I have so many…

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A Happier Hour Literary Salon with Elisabeth Egan & Stephanie Clifford

On Monday night, I had the privilege of hosting debut novelists Elisabeth Egan and Stephanie Clifford for a Happier Hour Literary Salon. It was, just as I expected, a bright night laced with wisdom, wit and wonderful conversation about books…

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A New Home for Happier Hours!

In early 2010, I was in a very different place in my life. I was a relatively rookie mom – to a two and a half year old and a five month old. I was about to publish my first…

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Thoughts on Selfies, Happiness & Giving

Yesterday afternoon, I holed up in my study to catch up on some work. I’m enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B-School (incredible so far) and I watched the weekly video modules. My sister Ceara called and we talked for a while.…

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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, LOVE, ON LIFE, ON LOVE, Online & Onscreen, QUOTES., the here year, WRITING

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