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My girlfriends and I have started what’s turned out to be a “thing” for us: dinner parties to celebrate the release of movies based on our favorite books. It started with the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. CJ, my publisher, is a huge HP fan as well as an awesome cook and a fabulous baker, so what better way for her to celebrate the release of the movie? We had such a great time that we repeated it for the second Deathly Hallows movie (when, incidentally, we created this awesome recipe for Butterbeer Martinis). For the Twilight … Continue reading


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We’ve been having a lot of Foodie Fridays, but I’m back on my *cough* “healthy eating plan” and trying not to think too much about food right now. I’ll have to round up some help from Alexis, Tristan, Sophia, etc., and maybe from “real” people, too, for some guest posts. But we haven’t done a Five for Friday in ages. I don’t even remember the last one (and I’m too lazy to look it up). So, here’s my Five for Friday… Five Awesome Things This Week We made it home safely from our motorcycle trip to Key West last weekend. … Continue reading


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As usual, the holidays and all their sublime, make-my-knees-melt, high-fat and high-calorie treats brought some unwanted visitors – extra pounds. I’m calling them visitors, though, because they will not become permanent residents. I will not allow it. They, as well as their relatives who have been visiting since October when I quit all nicotine sources (no cigs, no gum, no lozenges, no anything) and all the others that have been adding to my middle while I write, are being kicked out one by one. This writer’s bum has got to go. Unfortunately, writing doesn’t burn any calories. (Wow – could … Continue reading


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Age is such a concrete number yet so ambiguous. I mean, have you ever really felt your age? I’m not talking about when you’ve worked out hard, painted the house or did yard work and you’re feeling the creak in your bones. I’m talking about going through life and feeling you’re as old as you are. When I was a teen, adults marveled at how mature I was, but I think I stopped maturing somewhere between 18 and 24. Because I really have never felt any older than that and still don’t. Not in my head, heart and soul. I … Continue reading


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This will likely be my last blog post this year (unless something crazy-awesome happens to share with you guys). I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! May you find lots of fabulous reads under your tree and may Santa bring you love and joy for your heart. I hope you get to spend time with your loved ones and friends, as I will be doing. A peek into my Christmas… When my kids were itty-bitty and thought ornaments were their play toys, I stopped using glass balls. Instead, my tree was decorated … Continue reading


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