I realized in making this post that I just might write books faster than I update this site. A good thing for books, a not-great thing for me when I come here and notice I have a lot of work to do! Anyway, this is just a quick note to say a couple things: 1. […]Read More MVP Summer Is Almost Here!
Haiku, here’s the thing Seventeen syllables are Easy-ish to string Gabby Garcia is, above all else, a pitcher. An all-star pitcher. She loves baseball because anything can happen but she also loves that, to a degree, the rules make sense. In GABBY GARCIA’S ULTIMATE PLAYBOOK, my first middle grade novel where I introduce Gabby and […]Read More Gabby Garcia’s Haiku How-To
I must have been in a Target fugue state when I bought them – matching pajamas in a 5T for Clark and 12 months for Nate. Never have I ever been the person who wanted to dress her kids in the same things. Like taking ocean cruises, I totally understand why people succumb to the […]Read More Little, But Not for Long
Back in the day, the poets used to write about falling in love like it was magical, mysterious, complex, maybe even a little painful. We didn’t know the how, and definitely not about the why. But, apparently, all those poets were idiots. Today, things are warmer, fuzzier and explained in full in millions of listicles […]Read More Falling In Love is Hard on Your Me(s)
Just wanted to share this piece I wrote for Babble.com, about the terrors of wanting to eat everything while pregnant. An excerpt: I want morels and mussels and slippery escargot with a crusty baguette. If I had long-distance telekinesis, I’d immediately order a poppy-seed bagel from Zabar’s, and that’s after I just had to stop myself […]Read More If You Are What You Eat, My Baby Will Be a Smorgasboard
I’m so excited to announce that the Kindle edition of my new book, The Summers, is free on Amazon through August 2 via Whispernet. It’s super-easy to get your copy. Just visit alloyentertainment.com for details and the link. (And don’t forget to share the info with your favorite readers!) Here’s a little more on the book: […]Read More Get The Summers Free Through August 2!
I woke up this morning with the really strong feeling that I should have the day off work. Then, I checked my email and had a message from Millie’s Pierogi, a mail-order pierogi outfit based in Ohio. (Yes, I subscribe to a lot of e-commerce newsletters through which I can order meats, cheeses and starches.) […]Read More Happy Casimir Pulaski Day!