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March 22, 2013

1. Okay, it’s March 22nd and right now, it’s 25 degrees outside here. That is TWENTY-FIVE, as in below freezing. This time last year I was in New York and it was WARM and I was wearing a sleeveless shirt. I swear! I know everyone has been complaining about this so I’ll keep my rant short, but honestly, Spring, REALLY? (Cue Seth and Amy voices here.) REALLY? All I can hope is that when Spring does arrive, running late and flustered, it will be so apologetic it will be extra gorgeous and lovely...

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March 15, 2013

1. I am starting this entry at 7:39am, fully knowing that I will probably finish it around 3:30. In the time between, I’ll be adding to/editing it from my car as I sit in front of preschool, in the Whole Foods parking lot, and my office. This is how I blog lately. Writing I have to be in one place, or at least ideally, and I can’t do it in five or ten minute increments. I just don’t ever hit that point where it’s actually happening otherwise. But blogging is different. Like Twitter, it can be...

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Published on March 15, 2013 12:18 • 463 views

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


Apri...

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Published on March 08, 2013 06:40 • 617 views

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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Published on March 08, 2013 06:34 • 305 views

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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Published on March 01, 2013 07:39 • 490 views

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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Published on February 15, 2013 07:57 • 369 views

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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Published on February 01, 2013 06:44 • 519 views

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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Published on January 25, 2013 06:59 • 357 views