“Writing Commercial Fiction and Loving It.” (Publishers Weekly)
I never thought I’d be a novelist, much less the sort of writer who publishes popular fiction. Now, looking back on my life, I realize my journey was always leading to this point.
“What We Do When the World Falls Apart“ (Cognoscenti)
How we can–and should–celebrate our humanity even when it seems like the world is coming apart.
“I Love Doing My Taxes–for the Memories” (Boston Globe)
Doing my taxes gives me a glimpse into the life I’ve led for the past year–good and bad.
I wish I could give all parents of high school seniors a chill pill. Here’s why.
Whether Harper Lee’s new novel stands on its own or not is almost irrelevant. It is a priceless craft lesson.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Book.” (Cognoscenti)
Probably nothing prepared me better for the writer’s life than motherhood.
“The Politeness Project” (Ladies’ Home Journal Magazine)
Like most people, I live in Crankyville, USA. Why was everyone so grumpy? And could I change that?
“Two Dogs, Two Hundred Paces” (Dog Fancy Magazine)
Viewing the “chore” of walking the dogs each morning, as a meditative, relaxing experience
“Running Out of Excuses” (Shape Magazine)
How I got back into running, one lamp post at a time.
“Cheating with the Cleaning Lady” (Parents Magazine)
The secret I swore I’d never tell my husband.
“Mom on Strike” (Ladies’ Home Journal Magazine)
What happens when a mom decides to throw in the towel – and let her family take care of themselves?
“Warming Up to Winter” (Shape Magazine)
I discover that the only way to overcome cabin fever is to leave the cabin.
“Living Outside the Box” (Boston Globe)
Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a geodesic dome?