You know you haven’t blogged in a while when…

…you see that your last post was “Happy Thanksgiving.” And tomorrow is Christmas Eve.

It’s been a hectic month, but a good one. The tree’s up and trimmed, gifts are all bought and wrapped, an 11-day stretch of time off of work is looming large and sparkly on the horizon: all good things. The baking isn’t done yet (tomorrow, there will be flour) but I made up some extra sugar cookie dough last week and froze it to save some time and the rest of the sweets recipes I chose are pretty simple. Plus, I almost got hit by a car yesterday but didn’t, so the fact that I’m alive is undeniably awesome. I really have no complaints.

This is my favorite time of year and not just because presents. I love January 1. A whole 365 days, all shiny and full of promise and fresh starts. So far, it looks like 2015 will be an interesting year, for lots of reasons: Continue reading


I’m sorry I burned the toast. And the orange juice. #amquerying

I’ve had a fantastic response already to last week’s first round of queries on SMALL TOWN LOVE, and have already submitted a full to an agent, but in the meantime, I’ve got to think about something other than the fact that a very well-respected industry professional wanted to read my stuff without being bribed, blackmailed or extorted first. (I promise, those were going to be last-ditch efforts only.)

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