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Humanity Lives Here

Like the rest of the country, I’ve been beset with so much thought, pain and regret over the events of the past week. Each one of us has a different way of reacting.  While some of us have taken to social media, decrying what happened, yelling out our disappointment in the human race, others like…

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In This Life on Audiobook!

Great news!  In This Life is now on Audio! I’d never really listened to an audio book before and so when I decided to put this book up for production, I didn’t really know what to expect.  When a narrator named Anna Kasabian auditioned for the part, it was my first foray into this new…

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A Confluence of Fathers

  Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them. Angela Carter They say that your home life molds you into who you are, your values, your hang ups, your insecurities. And…

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Eight Goodbyes – Coming Soon!

Sometimes it takes a while for your characters to find their voice. But when they do, it’s like magic. They speak to you every waking hour, you become them, they become you. And so, 46k words in, my new novel about two people who learn about life as they meet in different places around the…

Go and Steal the Sun

Interestingly enough, I’m channeling a little bit of “Insipid” right now as I write this post. We’re just settling down this week after a few days at the beach. It was a celebration on so many levels, time we needed away to relax and regroup after what felt like a really long winter and a non-existent spring. I’ve stolen the sun and taken it back home with me. Its warmth. Its brightness. Its light. I want to live my life looking to the sun each and every day. I’m going to try to do it. Will you try it with…

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The Art of Letting Go – Part II

As I write this, I think my life has somewhat gotten back to normal.  I’ve been trying to regain my sight on the important facets of my life. For the most part, it’s been really great. Walking away from distractions and negative energies has been something that I wished I had done sooner! The announcement…

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Luck, Serendipity and Instagram

You need to hear this story. Because it’s funny, and just plain unbelievable on so many levels. I thought I’d immortalize it in a blog post, so that years from now, when my Instagram and Text message threads are all deleted, I would be able to remind my kids that I was right. Things happen…

Every Mother’s Journey

It all starts out the same. You’re young, you fall in love once or twice  and then you get swept off your feet by the man you want to build a life with. You’re happy, he’s happy, your parents are happy, his parents are happy. You have a baby at 25 and another one at 26. And then you decide to move to a foreign country, start over, leave every luxury behind – we’re in love, you say, we can go through anything. Anything is basically defined as working full time while the children are in daycare, trying to earn…

The Art of Letting Go -Part I

I learned a very important lesson this week. I wouldn’t have believed it until things started happening, falling into place. I had to tie everything back to my decision weeks ago, to let go of the things that weren’t good for me. Big things, little things, anything that weighed me down instead of lifting me up. Life has enough stresses, enough pitfalls and disappointments – I didn’t have to be manufacturing more on my own! Weeks ago, I decided to detoxify my life. It had just become way too cluttered for me – I felt like I was in the…

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In This Life in the 305

Miami is a place that’s familiar to me. Years ago, while working for a large logistics company, I had the opportunity to work in an office in Miami when the company’s owner decided to move the head office back to his hometown. For months, I flew back and forth between Chicago and Miami, spent weekends with…