April is the Coolest Month

Friends and followers be forewarned – there’s gonna be a whole lotta blogging going on in April. That’s right – I slayed NaNoWriMo, and now I am going to try my hand at the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! So beginning April 1st, I will wax poetic on A. And each day following (‘cept […]

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Good Intentions Pave the Way to Hell’s Kitchen

In 1993, two students moved to New York City to find their fame and fortune. They ended up finding each other and falling in love. (Insert collective “awwww” here.) No, not the basis of a romance novel, just my life! Fast forward almost twenty years later: we’ve since gained a cat, a kid, a few […]

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All Hail the British Male!

Huzzah – the first draft of my book is officially complete! Its fate is completely unknown – it may live in the confines of my hard drive for eternity, or it may see the big wide world of published words – but I can do my victory dance knowing I wrote the beginning, middle and […]

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Piece O’ Cake

Today we celebrate all things sweet! Not that we need a reason, but here are two: My very talented friend Amanda Usen‘s deliciously hot romance Scrumptious just hit the shelves of a major bookstore today – woo, nice rack, Amanda! Reason #2: My daughter’s 10th birthday is coming up, and as we made cupcakes for […]

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Everyone Should Meet their Heroes

I don’t think there’s an exact quote out there, but you may have heard the old “Never meet your heroes, they’ll only disappoint you” motto before. No one you worship can possibly live up to such high expectations, right? It would be like going to heaven and catching God up there smoking pot. Well, maybe […]

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Every time I blog about Rob, I blog about Al…

…and Chuck and Vin and Jim. 5 guys named moe. These 5 guys are my bosses and some of the nicest and most talented musicians I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. And I am not just saying that because they pay me. (Actually, I pay me. Cuz I’m in charge of the money!) […]

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Can YOU Say NaNoWriMo?

Don’t worry. My mouth had a hard time pronouncing it at first, too. But my brain knew from the minute it learned about National Novel Writing Month, it wanted to participate this year. For those of you unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, it’s 30 days and nights of literary abandon as you attempt to write a 50K […]

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Windows to the Soul?

I happen to have a really nice friend named Justin, and Justin happens to have really nice eyes. Here’s a tiny exercise for my writing friends (especially my WNYRW friends) – what do his eyes say to you? Could they inspire six sentences, a thousand words, or maybe a really happy medium in between?

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See Jess Type

While on a girlfriends’ getaway weekend this summer, I stumbled across this old typewriter in a consignment shop. Tears literally came to my eyes as the memories came to mind: Countless hours were spent as a teen hammering away on my old black Underwood (which was much older and sexier than this model). You may […]

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I’ll Blog When I’m Dead

Are you shocked that I’ve jumped on the bandwagon (blogwagon?) and started this here page? Me too. Seriously. I barely have time to sleep, let alone BLOG. Plus, who wants to hear my muttered musings? My cat and my kid have both learned to tune me out and I’m their meal ticket. Why would you […]

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