If This Is Love, Then Why Am I Laboring?

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“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” ―Stephen King, On Writing “I hate writing. I love having written.” ―Dorothy Parker In my younger years, I suffered from a condition called “rapid labor.” My first child was born about two hours after my water broke; the  second shot into the world, in about forty-five minutes, like […]

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Let’s Talk About My Pants. No, Seriously.

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On a chilly afternoon in late January, I was in New York City to speak on the “Successful Self-Published Authors” panel alongside New York Times bestselling authors Bella Andre and Bob Mayer at the Digital Book World Expo. The following morning, I was standing in my friend’s New York City living room in a blind […]

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Fairy Tales: Making Your Kids Hate You, Lie To You, and Run Away From Home Since 1812

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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ―Albert Einstein“Mothers didn’t understand that children aren’t frightened by stories; that their lives are full of far more frightening things than those contained in fairy tales.” ―Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden […]

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