Be a Blog Post, Unless You Can Be a Unicorn

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One day, about nine moons ago, another author asked me how I created all those “little promotional cards” with my book quotes on them. Since I had no idea what he was talking about, I googled my name, clicked on “images” and marveled. Now, for all I know, these could be the result of some internet, auto-generated quote […]

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Sharks Can Bite Me

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You know how lifeguards would blow their whistle at you if you didn’t exit the deep end fast enough after jumping off the diving board? Yeah, that shit never happened to me. I got out of the water so fast that my swimsuit was dry before my foot touched the top rung of the ladder. Then […]

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Gilding the Lily-pad: It’s a Guy Thing

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Have you ever wanted to know just what it is that men think about all day? The correct answer is “No, I haven’t.” If you answered “Yes, all the time!” trust me: you don’t. My first novel, the romantic comedy The Frog Prince, is by far the most beloved of all my books. In fact, […]

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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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