*taps mic, waits for feedback to die out* Hello? Is this thing on? Anybody still with me? Hellooooo there! Yes, it’s me! Ms AWOL! She Who Hasn’t Posted A Blog Entry Since 2021! How y’all doing? Are you surprised I’m still here? Yeah, so am I, not gonna lie. And yet here I am! I want to talk about why I’m crying…and then I’ll share some news. Hang on—not just “news,” but NEWS! So let’s get to it, shall we?
Gather ’round, kids, and I’ll tell you a story about one of the things I’ve learned in my “how many?!” years on this earth. Trust me, you’ll want to write this bit of wisdom down. Ready? Here it is: The universe always, always gives you what you ask for. Really. It’s like a fairytale. Wishes are always granted. However, what you ask for isn’t always delivered immediately, nor is it delivered in the package you expect. Also, you may find that what you ask for isn’t necessarily what you really want or need. Why yes, I do have a personal example—thanks for asking. Let’s investigate. Read the rest of this entry
If you subscribe to my newsletter (koff koff if not, peep the signup link in the right-hand column → koff koff), you know I’ve been talking about some big news coming. Well, now I can tell you! I’ve just signed a book deal with St. Martin’s Press for a new small-town romcom series!
Omigod, you guys, it’s that time of year again—the Chick Lit Chat HQ Holly Jolly Hop is coming! Head on over to Facebook and join the hop now! The hop starts on Monday, December 7, and runs through Saturday, December 12. More than 60 authors will be giving away fabulous prizes, plus there are a bunch of big prize packs you just have to see to believe!Read the rest of this entry
All right, first of all, I need to get one thing out of the way: We have brazen fluffy-tailed rodents in my neighborhood. As you might know if you’ve been reading my blog regularly, I’ve had a love–hate relationship with squirrels. But this is beyond the pale! That pumpkin was carefully chosen as this year’s future jack-o’-lantern. Now I’m going to have to buy a replacement from…the supermarket. Shudder. As a dyed-in-the-wool fall-loving Northeasterner, I am rife with indignation. Purchasing a pumpkin from the supermarket, even if it is Wegmans, is a travesty. The pumpkin patch trip is sacred, and I have had my pilgrimage snatched from my grasp by little clawed hands! Harumph.
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Okay, so remember, like a couple of months ago when I republished my three standalone romcoms with brand-spankin’-new covers? Yeah, that was awesome. Well, I’m doing more! Read the rest of this entry
Let’s rock ‘n’ roll, kiddies! I’ve got two major publishing milestones happening to-day, and I can’t wait to tell you all about them!
What’s going on? Well, I’ll tell you! Read the rest of this entry
Good gravy! Today I learned that an icon, someone we all look up to for her strength, pluckiness, perseverance, and belief in true love is a doggone thief. J’accuse! I have a book to write, but I must get this out or it will eat at me for the rest of my days. Or at least until I have another cup of coffee. Read the rest of this entry
Trying times, my friends. Trying times. Has your vacation been postponed? Are you stuck in the house with screaming kids? (Wait—is that you screaming instead?) Well, fear not. I have the perfect, inexpensive escape for you! Read the rest of this entry
Gather ’round, kids—it’s story time! Once upon a time, in another world, Jayne quit her full-time associate editor job at a university to become a stay-at-home mom. She did some freelance editing and writing, but when her main clients folded, she wasn’t sure she’d be able to rebuild and carry on. Some weird guy, now known as the wasband, made a suggestion. Read the rest of this entry