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Nice to be Home, Chicago!

  THANK YOU, Sweet Home Chicago Author Event for having me at this weekend’s book signing! I had a wonderful time with all of you! Thank you to Reggie Deanching from @RPLUSMPHOTO and @THESTABLEMODELS for all the wonderful cover model recommendations! Can’t wait to work with you again soon. Michelle Kannan, thank you for our…

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Little City, Big Love

  Here I sit, missing everything about Miami. Its tall palm trees, sandy beaches, humid air, sweltering sun. It isn’t really the weather that impressed me, but the people that I met everywhere I went. From the moment I was picked up at the airport by my friend Magda, to the minute I boarded the…

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#MIAMI LOVE

I’m so excited for my one and only tour this year! I don’t really know what to expect. Most of this was planned by my close friend, Magda Lopez. It started out a few months ago, when I met her at the Soho House Chicago. She read the book, loved it, and said, “Miami needs…

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Back on the Road

It’s been two years since I joined my family on our annual road trip. Seventeen hours from Chicago, in a rented van, to join my husband’s family at a beachfront house on the Outer Banks. With the work project and the new books and all the personal things that happened in recent years, it just…

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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…