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The Sex Scenes In My Novel

My novel The Ramblers has been out in the world for almost a month and I must say it’s been a blurry and beautiful time. I’ve been hopscotching all over, talking about the book and my trio of characters, and…

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Confession: I’m a Mess & People Are Good

I’ve missed this place. I haven’t posted in too long, which I don’t love, but I’m trying to forgive myself. I have been touring for The Ramblers and life has been a bit crazy, good crazy, and the blog has…

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10 Notes from the Road

1. On Friday afternoon, we skipped town to head to my family’s place in South Carolina. Here my giddy girls skip ahead of me, en route to the bathroom. I look at this picture and it’s incredibly cliched, but I’m…

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The Ramblers Is Out Today!

Dear friends and family, My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves today, and I’m so excited to finally share it with all of you. Thank you so much for all of your encouragement thus far. You guys rock. Truly. The…

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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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ADR Friday Loves 02.05.16

i’m loving… … this How to Raise a Creative Child. … these bookish Valentines. … this book of quotes. … this literary feed. … this page-turner. … these vintage sneaks. … this Holepunch tote. … this good news for overthinking…

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Crossing to Safety… Finally

I started reading Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety several years ago. I downloaded it on my then-new iPad Mini and read only the first several chapters. The strange thing is that I remember loving what I read, marveling at Stegner’s…

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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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A Happier Hour with Sophie McManus & Helen Ellis

On Monday night, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sophie McManus and Helen Ellis for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. It was a robust crowd despite the wintry weather; we were all eager to hear…

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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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