Z100 Elvis Duran Show: My Live Appearance with Bad Hair and Pajamas


It may come as no surprise to you that since I’m an author my office is at home. And being a mother of two teenagers, that means for the time they’re at home my kids are at work with me. So, that means, they’ve seen everything. Good days at the office. Bad days at the … Continue reading Z100 Elvis Duran Show: My Live Appearance with Bad Hair and Pajamas

An Open Letter to High School Graduates


Congratulations! Take a bow; you deserve it. I’m sure you worked very hard. High school is tough these days, and it’s nearly impossible to sail through without tenacity and effort, especially if you are ambitious and have your sights set on future greatness of some kind. By “future greatness,” of course, I mean your own … Continue reading An Open Letter to High School Graduates

Watching a Novelist at Work


photo by theilr I was recently asked if I’d consider participating in a program at a local college that aims to pair professionals with Honors students who are pursuing similar careers. The goal is to forge a mentoring relationship. After hearing some of the details of the program, I expressed my interest. It sounded like … Continue reading Watching a Novelist at Work

Rate Yourself As A Mom On A Scale of 1 To 10


photo by Alio Viera The other night at dinner, I sat at the kitchen table with my teenage daughter. Some nights, “family dinner” means just us two. I’ve been getting used to making dinners that are easy to scoop out and reheat in a flash. Teenagers are here one minute, gone the next. And I’m … Continue reading Rate Yourself As A Mom On A Scale of 1 To 10