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When your hero touches someone inappropriately...

When your hero touches someone inappropriately...
I’ve been sitting over here waiting for the bomb to drop. While story after story of sexual assault broke over that past few weeks, I remained safe in my little bubble–“Well, duh Harvey Weinstein is awful” or “I never thought Louie was all that great anyway, and now I feel vindicated.” But I knew eventually, just based on sheer... Read more »

The Democratic candidate who will definitely beat Trump in 2020

The Democratic candidate who will definitely beat Trump in 2020
In this era of increasing idiocy, everyone’s a pundit–SO WHY NOT ME? This thought occurred to me yesterday while listening to Pod Save America’s post mortem on this week’s election: If they want to win FOR SURE in 2020, the Democrats need to run Joe Biden. I know it’s not a sexy or original thought. It’s... Read more »

This Is Us, I quit thee

This Is Us, I quit thee
Dear This Is Us, It’s not you, it’s…well, it is you. Let’s be honest. I knew this would happen. I saw it coming all last season. You burned too hot and too fast. You were always going to have to pull back the reins in the second season, and now you are. You’re engaging in fifth season... Read more »
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Which TV show currently brings me the most glee? The answer may surprise you.

Which TV show currently brings me the most glee? The answer may surprise you.
I’ve been thinking lately about how much joy I used to get from TV, from the whole act of watching TV. The start of the fall season used to be an event. It had its own feeling. There were shows I could not wait to watch–that I’d spend days getting excited about. I’d sit on the... Read more »

Screen-Free Mornings

Screen-Free Mornings
I am a screen queen. I have two laptops–one for my editing job, and one for my writing. I read novels on a paperwhite Kindle and craft books, cookbooks, and magazines on my Kindle Fire. I track food, check email, watch the weather, make lists, tweet, book face, Instagram, listen to podcasts, etc., etc., etc.... Read more »

YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some AWESOME PRIZES! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author,... Read more »
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All your sexy Halloween costumes for 2017!

This was the first one I pulled up, and it's legitimately classy and sexy. Go forth and be a Victoria's Angel, girl!
It’s the most important time of year for us women. It’s time for us to suit up in our sexy Halloween costumes! Slip into your Spanx and pull out your highest pumps. Spandex is the reason for the season! (You can purchase all of these costumes–except the one–at Buy Costumes.) I wrote a book! It’s YA... Read more »

Movie Review: mother!

Movie Review: mother!
mother! Genre: Horror? Thiller? Relationship parable? Biblical allegory? Rating: R Running Time: 120 mins. Premise: A couple known only as mother (Jennifer Lawrence) and Him (Javier Bardem) find their idyllic, isolated existence threatened by the arrival of strange houseguests. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-director Darren Aronofsky apparently wrote the script very quickly, in a matter of days. He and... Read more »

Exclusive Excerpt: APPROXIMATELY YOURS

Exclusive Excerpt: APPROXIMATELY YOURS
Me: I have a new book coming out on October 2. You: Didn’t you, like, just release a new book this summer? Why, yes. Yes, I did. But this is the third novel in the North Pole, MN trilogy. It’s a stand-alone story, so you won’t be missing anything if you haven’t read the other... Read more »
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Traveling to Dubai With Kids

Traveling to Dubai With Kids
I’m writing this at seven in the morning, after waking up at two-thirty with jet lag. Boy child was up, but I think he went back to sleep. Husband and daughter are still in bed. They’re all handling this better than I am. Even the dog, who stayed home, is like, “What the hell are... Read more »