Official Launch of a New Romantic Comedy
My book is officially launching today! Yay! I know, I know, it’s been available for a couple of weeks so this is a tad bit anticlimactic. But I CELEBRATE NONETHELESS. Humor me. And in case you’ve forgotten, despite my frequent reminders, here’s the rub about the whole series. Book One (Home Matters by Julie Ford) […]
Raptures over My Current Read
Oh, rapture! I am so in love with the book I’m currently reading! I think one of the best things in the world is to find a book I love so much I can’t wait to get back to it. The language, the characters, the growth that comes to them one by one as they […]
Ever Wanted to Co-Author a Story with Your Child? Tips on How!
As a mom of creative kids, I have often wanted to co-write stories with my kids. It’s fun, but sometimes the process can break down. Good news! My friend Amie Borst just released her debut novel, CINDERSKELLA, which she co-authored with her daughter Bethanie. Together they developed this fun, spooky plot, and the end result […]
Lucky You Live Hawaii
Hi, Folks! Ready for a fun guest post by my good friend and fellow author Lehua Parker? Well, she’s got a new book out, ONE SHARK, NO SWIM. It’s a sequel to her completely fun ONE BOY, NO WATER, which I reviewed here when it came out last year. She’s on a roll. And lucky […]
Can Cowboys Write? Can a Brit Shoot a Gun? Can a Cowboy Teach a Brit to Shoot?
Yesterday I got the mail and in it was a package of stuff from my mother dear. Stuffed in among some pictures from the summer (which were truly fun, and I’ll post some someday), was an article she cut out of the newspaper for me. STRANGELY, it was a review/announcement for the very book I […]
The Reluctant Blogger Debuts Today!
My good friend Ryan Rapier is having one of those long-dreamed-of days. His first novel hits the world today! And I feel really lucky and honored that he asked me to join his blog tour and to be the one who touts the book on “The Big Day.” Kudos to Ryan for writing something really […]
It’s My Bookiversary! Let’s Celebrate!
First off, yesterday my husband mentioned that he prefers “not big” hair. He couldn’t be serious, could he? Come on. Big hair is the best! I’m choosing to ignore the comment. And now…. A year ago this week, BIG IN JAPAN hit the shelves. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. What a fun […]
The Problem With This Summer’s Movies
Honestly, I don’t know what studio execs were thinking when they started out to plan the summer of 2013. First, you need to know that I love movies. In fact, I’m always kinda shocked when I meet someone who doesn’t love movies. What are they doing to tell themselves stories? I wonder! Because I totally need […]
Blood Moon by Teri Harman a Bewitching Read
I’m happy to be part of the Blood Moon blog tour! Granted, I’m posting a few days later than scheduled, but hey. Time marches forward, even when we’re deep in the heart of Scottsdale without internet access (which is another story for another day.) Now, ladies and gentlemen: Blood Moon! From the back cover: Willa […]
Review: INSIGHT by Terron James
It’s been a few years since I last read an epic fantasy. When did the first Lord of the Rings movie come out? 2001? I think so. I remember at the time my best friend said, “We’re having a Lord of the Rings party, and we’re only inviting people who totally appreciate the book, and […]
Stuff You Guys are Saying and Stuff I’m Saying Back