Dear Ellen: It’s Just Not Pizza!

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, It’s just not pizza unless it has pepperoni.  It doesn’t matter how much gooey cheese is on it.  If there’s no pepperoni, my three-year-old WILL NOT EAT IT! He will make a pouty face and cry like you’re trying to torture him. And while…

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Misadventures in Editing: The trouble with technology

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If you’ve ever had something like this happen to you, please tell me in the comments. “Where is she?” Celeste asked, kicking her feet up…

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Dear Ellen: I suffer from TMICRIMH

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Though I haven’t been officially diagnosed, I’m certain I suffer from an incurable disease known as TMICRIMH.  I’m not even sure I got all the letters. How sad is that?  TMICRIMH stands for Too Many Imaginary Conversations Running Around In My Head.  Look at that!…

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Misadventures in Editing: Are they serious?

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If you’ve ever had something like this happen to you, please tell me in the comments. “Hello?” It’s never a good sign when you walk…

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Dear Ellen: Sometimes I Make Things Up

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Sometimes I make things up.  Last night, while I was knee-deep in my children’s stomach flu, I made up this conversation between the two of them. My son is 3 1/2 and my daughter is almost 2. Obviously they’re not at this level of…

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