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Big ’80s Hair, Please

I went to visit my parents at my childhood home this weekend, and my mom has been cleaning things out. She handed me a shopping bag full of old curling irons to take home for my daughters to use. They were ecstatic. Last night my 13yo curled my 11yo’s hair with one that had a barrel […]

A True True-Love Story

I have a true love story for you today. It’s about my sweetheart, Gary. Of course. Four or five years ago, I bought a silk blouse at a consignment shop. It’s so pretty, dark purple, long sleeves, tailored lines, soft as, well, silk. When I wear it, I feel … thin, smart, together. Everyone needs […]

Have I Bored You to Death Yet About my Birthday?

Did I tell you about my birthday? More appropriately I should ask, have I bored you to DEATH yet about my birthday? I actually can’t believe how much I have talked about it this year. It’s weird, like I’m possessed by a birthday-carer or something. Anyway, doesn’t matter. I have to tell you about my husband’s gift! […]

How I Fell Victim Like Sleeping Beauty

True confession. I am a read-a-holic. However, I always buy my books … until now. Today, I accidentally-on-purpose signed up for Kindle Unlimited, the Amazon reading subscription program like Netflix. Almost all my books are offered in it, so I love it. It’s weird I never signed up before, considering. See, there was this email from Amazon, and I clicked […]

The Lure of Spicy Corn

My assignment for the Big Griffith Thanksgiving Party is jalapeno corn. There’s an irony there. I’m from Idaho, a place where the spiciest foods I grew up eating were salty mashed potatoes.  So, as a newlywed I showed up in the Arizona southwest, home of the green chile and the jalapeno. Me, from the Land […]

The Billionaire Makeovers Get a Big Makeover!

The Billionaire Makeovers Get a Big Makeover!

So, it was time! I needed to gussy up my Billionaire Makeover Romance series, and I decided at first to just re-cover them, but my friend and cover designer told me…nope. They need new faces, new titles, a whole new look. After a few minutes’ consideration, I realized she was totally right! So, here they […]

Snake Oil at the County Fair

Last weekend was our county fair. Do you attend those? We go every year, as it’s our town’s Big Deal. (I think most small towns have at least one Big Deal. Where I grew up, the rodeo was the annual Big Deal, three nights of parades and rodeos and a carnival.) I went with my […]

Falling in Love Spotlight on Julie Wright + Win $25

Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she’s been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So naturally when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an […]

Summer Teen Job

I’m polishing a book to release next week! My 90s Boy Band Boyfriend ought to go live on 8/23. It’s been one of my most fun books to write. I mean, it’s about a 90s boy band star who miraculously survives a plane wreck, only to wake up in the present day at the home of his biggest fan, […]

House By The Side of the Road

Times change, don’t they? While I was in college, I wrote and read a lot of poetry. I fell madly in love with the 17th century poet John Donne my senior year. I entered a poetry contest. I took a class. But then after college I got away from it. In fact, I got to a […]