On Writing

On Writing

My favorite Stephen King quote. If you don’t read, you can’t write I can’t tell you how many times people have approached me at book signings and writing clinics and told me they want to write a book, have to write a book, they’re going to write a book! But I can tell...
On Repetition

On Repetition

“When we came out of the theater, we all agreed: the film was a waste of money, a waste of time, and a waste of energy.” Ah, repetition. People, particularly presidents of countries, cult leaders, and motivational speakers, use it frequently in speeches made to huge...
Happy-olas

Happy-olas

Gladiolas are one of my favorite flowers. Chris knows this and, as a surprise, he planted a dozen in front of our house. Aren’t they pretty? When I discovered them, I said, “Thank you, honey! They make me so happy!” To which he replied, “I know...
Bling-spiration

Bling-spiration

I always go to my desk dressed as if I’m at the office. Hair, makeup, heels, and today, this really fun ring I bought when we were in Napa. Or maybe it was Sonoma. I can’t recall. What I do remember is thinking it was a neat piece and it would come in...