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March 8, 2013

I’m so excited to announce the dates for my tour for the paperback of WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE in April. There may be a few changes, but I’m told these are pretty set:


April 16th: Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill NC


April 17th: Books and Books, Miami FL


April 18th: The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis TN


April 19th: Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville IL


April 20th: Barnes and Noble, Huntington Beach CA


April 21st: LA Times Book Festival, Los Angeles CA


April 22nd: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park WA


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1. Okay, I am SUPER EXCITED that I got the go ahead to announce my April tour dates for this Five. Yes! This is for the paperback of WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE, which will be in stores on April 9th. Here’s where I’ll be (there may be SOME changes but I’m told this is pretty solid in terms of plans):


April 16th: Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill NC


April 17th: Books and Books, Miami FL


April 18th: The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis TN


April 19th: Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville IL


April 20th: Barnes and...

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March 1, 2013

1. It’s March! Hooray! And yes, it still feels like winter, and we may have some flurries this weekend. But by the end of the month, it will be beginning to feel like spring, and that is all that matters. Personally, I am already pretending it is spring if not summer. For example, this week I got a pink pedicure. And I am already looking at flip flops online. It’s all in the MINDSET, people. Although I draw the line at bathing suit shopping. Too early. Always too early.


2. Last night, we had a...

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February 22, 2013

1. Another week, another blog post written in the preschool parking lot. This time, however, I’m supposed to be snapping pics of myself WHILE doing this, for use in some promotional videos/materials for the new book. I’m as much of a fan of the selfie as anyone, but this is NOT easy. Plus I think I look totally weird holding my phone out to the side and blindly hitting the shutter button, hoping to capture SOMETHING that looks like what I am actually doing. As if all the other parents at pres...

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February 15, 2013

1. I’m writing this in the midst of trying to pack for our trip to Austin. We leave early tomorrow and I am SO far from prepared it’s laughable. Or maybe cry-able. Or laugh UNTIL you cry. Whatever, I don’t have time to figure it out as I am NOT READY. Somehow between Valentine’s Day and our normal chaos, I put off until today getting things organized and now it’s coming at me like a tidal wave. Plus my kid insisted on “helping” pack her own suitcase, which means that along with her clothes an...

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February 8, 2013

1. I’ve written here before about how February is not my favorite month. Nothing personal, we just don’t mesh. Maybe it’s the cold, or the gray, or the cold and gray. But I must have angered February, because last week was a real kicker. My husband AND daughter both got sick over the weekend (with a stomach bug and cold, respectively) and I was playing double nursemaid. Also, I am highly suggestible and paranoid when it comes to stomach bugs, so I was convinced that at any moment I, too, woul...

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February 1, 2013

1. I’m writing this from the fellowship hall of my daughter’s preschool, which is big and quiet and has super fast internet, so it’s quickly become one of my favorite satellite offices. Downstairs, her class is having their annual Hibernation Day, and I’m pretty much in sugar shock from the cuteness. It’s the best tradition: every year at this time, there’s one day where everyone wears their pajamas to school, they put out big tents everywhere, and the preschool director makes pancakes for sn...

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January 25, 2013

1. Another week, another “wintry event” here in NC. Last week I was in Pittsburgh when it snowed (and by snow, I mean a dusting, which is basically blizzard in these parts) but this time I get to be here for all the craziness. It’s supposed to start doing something (ice? snow? sleet?) around noon, and already the local schools have set for early release. My babysitter is worried about coming. My husband is convinced we’re going to lose power. (This last one is not so hysterical, actually, as...

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January 18, 2013

1. Greetings from lovely Pittsburgh, PA!


pittsburgh


This the view from my hotel room window. Gorgeous, yes? There’s a football stadium right there! (I don’t know what it’s called. Sorry.) What you CAN’T tell from this picture is how FREAKING COLD IT IS HERE. For a Southern girl like myself, it’s a BIT of a shock, even though it was not warm in NC when I left. How cold does it get here? I was watching the news this morning and they put up the extended forecast. One day next week, the high is going to be 2...

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January 11, 2013

1. I’m starting this Five before sunrise, at 6:41am. Why am I up so early? Well, my kid will only stay in bed until 6. Which I’d sort of gotten used to, as much as a person can get used to being up that early EVERY SINGLE DAY. But now my dogs have decided to get in on the action and start getting restless around, oh, 5:30 or so. I ignore them for as long as I can but eventually the whining and tag jingling and banging of noses against crate doors can’t be ignored. I’ve taken to going to bed e...

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