Monthly Archives: February 2010

About Name-Dropping and Book Blurbs

So I’m having a problem. What? You’re not surprised? Here it is. My publisher has been doing a good job of getting word out about MRRO, getting me lots of blog interviews and having the book listed on lots of buying sites. The problem is the blurb. It mentions Mr. Darcy. Why is that a […]

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About Things* Getting in the Way

So I’ve not been a great writer this weekend. Surprise! I had to do a little parenting instead. Which is just absolutely right. But the thing is, sometimes I beat myself up (just a little) when I fail to do the things I think I should. I’m a list-maker, and I love, love, love the […]

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Hospital Stay

So Friday night was the Longest Night I can remember. She was miserable, and the sweet Staff, checking, poking, squeezing, returning, Allowed no sleep longer than moments. IV stings, head aches, tears come. “You can sleep, Mom.” Right. Sure. Beeping. Humming. Dripping. Calling. Measuring. Saturday, the family together Tender, watching, Hands raised to help, to […]

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Absolutely the Most Dramatic

This is by far the most dramatic thing I’ve ever done to get out of something that scares me. I admitted Kid 3 to the hospital. All to avoid skiing! Okay, not really. Hospital? Yes. Avoidance? No. Kid 3 is suffering a moderate Kidney infection, and she will be fine. But I’m out of here […]

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Face Your Fears

So there are two main kinds of fears: Rational ones and Pathological ones. Rational fears are things like being afraid that the lion running toward you with his rabid spit foaming through all those sharp fangs just might, you know, want to eat you. Pathological fears are things like, well, being afraid of raisins. The […]

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Just Keep Writing

You know that part I love in “Finding Nemo” where Dory sings “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”? That. I’m in the “Just keep writing” phase. And that means something different to me on different days. Some days, it means, “Please don’t forsake this hobby altogether and take up quilting. That was an expensive mistake […]

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Review

MRRO is reviewed here, at Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books. Go check it out!

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Irony

I did a fun event this weekend – at the lovely Purple Cow bookshop. Loads of cute families, and even one of my favorite families from Many Years Back! The crowd was delightful, and the women who work that shop LOVE their books and the kids who read them. Thanks, Isa, for having me! *Sigh* […]

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