Of Books and Babies

As a writer, I know the importance of beginnings. Everything hangs on the first few pages of your novel.  If readers don’t enjoy those, they probably won’t move on.  There are lots of books in the world, so unless someone else told them it was a good story, why should they spend time on a […]

10 Things a Mom of Littles REALLY Wants for Christmas

1. Animal crackers.  For the kids.  Well, mostly for the kids. The ones in the cute boxes are the best, yo. 2. Peace and quiet when she uses the restroom.  (May be difficult to gift wrap.) 3. iTunes gift cards, so she can buy the kids more children’s apps instead of saying, “No, those cost […]

Put Down the Mask

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about how everyone is insecure.  There are few exceptions.  Everyone puts up a front to hide the fact that they don’t like who they are, or what they’ve done, or the mess their lives are.  Either we hide our deepest flaws, or we glorify them […]