itunes named Girls' Weekend to their New & Notable List! Plus it spent eight days on the topselling ibooks list - not too shabby. It's still gathering five star reviews on Amazon, which makes a girl smile. I'd love to hear what you think and am grateful for every review - no matter how many stars you toss at it!
Click here to see my favorite review for Girls' Weekend!
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Dani, Meg, and Charlotte have bonded over babies, barbeques, and backyards, but when they escape for a girls weekend away, they can’t bring themselves to return to lives that don’t seem to fit anymore.
We all think we will be different; we won’t be facing down forty and still wondering when life starts. Girls Weekend is a fun, yet poignant romp through the universal search of who we are, why we love, and what makes us happy.
More Writing News
My essay, titled Setting Free the Horses, was recently published on a wonderful site called, Only A Season.
Read my guest post about becoming a famous author on the incomparable Audry Fryer's website
I was invited to write a session for Authors First, the virtual Writers' Conference! Read it here.
I am deep in the revisions of my third novel for Story Plant. It's tentatively titled, Berry Road, and centers around a family at its breaking point. Some of my favorite characters include a snarky teen who breaks into houses, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's, and a hospice nurse.
AND Woohoo! My blog, Another Good Dog now has over 2500 followers! What? You aren't following? Get on it! You're missing EVERYTHING!
After being chosen as a Daily Find on Barnes & Noble's Nook, I'm Not Her climbed to #2 on the Nook Bestsellers list!
Plus, I'm Not Her was named to Kobo's Page Turners list! It was recently featured as a "fresh new read" in their subscriber newsletter!
Super big news! I'm Not Her was chosen as a best new fiction pick by ibooks! It's also made the top 100 ibooks bestseller list for fiction and literature!
My first LIVE (yipes!) interview on abc channel 27!
More Places You'll Find My Writing....
My essays entitled Third Times the Charm and Life on a Stage were recently featured in the excellent online literary journal of womens writing, Her View From Home.
My essay, On the Safe Side of Fate, was published on the esteemed online journal, Soapbox Writers.
You can read the story of our very special foster dog from Iraq which was published in the York Daily Record.
Want to know how I finally got my publishing deal? It took a lot of pasta. Read this.
Super excited to announce that my book, Live Intentionally, was chosen as first runner up in the How-To category at the Green Book Festival!
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible, was published October 6 and includes my story - Fairytale Life! Look for it in bookstores today or click here.
Mom For the Holidays was published by Monkey Star Press October 7 and includes one of my essays! You can find it in ebook form.
Another guest post for the outstanding site, Mamalode (not to be confused with my own darling blog, The Mama Load!). I get paid by the clicks for this post, so do me a favor and check it out!
My latest guest post on the fabulous site, Mom Babble is up! I've never been able to force bulbs or my children. Mom Babble is full of awesome writing from awesome moms. Enjoy!
Apparently, we are York County's version of a Modern Family. Read my profile piece in Central Penn Parent!
And in Other News....
Read my article published on the fabulous parenting site, A Fine Parent. The article is titled, Are You Teaching Kids Responsibility? 50 Simple Challenges to Get You Started. Be sure to click on over and pick up a few ideas!
And now for something completely different. This is my shout out to those of us struggling through the world of literary agents and publishing - my snarky guest post on the popular site Live, Write, Thrive.
We foster dogs with a non-profit network of foster homes in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania called Operation Paws for Homes. They transport dogs from high-kill shelters in the south to foster homes from which they can be adopted into families who will care for them. Every new dog we welcome to our home is a new adventure and I blog about all of them. If you'd like to get involved as a foster home, volunteer, or donor, contact OPHRescue.org! My blog, Another Good Dog, shares stories of my family's experiences fostering.
Who am I, you ask?
I am an irrepressible writer, a tired mom, a lazy gardener, a resentful chauffeur, a loyal friend, a daily dreamer, a terrible dog trainer, and an occasional cowgirl. I'm also a compulsive blogger, an almost famous novelist, and a huge fan of teenagers writing. I will talk your ear off about processed food, growing tomatoes, training horses, Virginia wine, or the dog I'm currently fostering. If you ask about my kids, prepare to be bombarded with how FANTASTIC and AMAZING they are. If you follow me on Facebook or twitter you'll be treated to near daily doses of my thoughts, adventures, and animal photos. Links to all my social media ramblings are below. I'd be honored if you followed me anywhere....
Where Can You Find Me?
On Sunday June 5, I'll be at the Grape Blossom & Music Festival at Naylor Vineyards in Stewartstown, PA. I'd love for you to stop by and see me while you enjoy a glass of wine and some great music! Click here for more information.
Super excited to have just finished teaching an 8-week course for Southern York County School District's Adult Ed program titled, "Creative Women Write!" I had a great time with a group of smart, creative, interesting women every week. As is true, I believe for most teachers, I learn best by teaching so this class provided inspiration and ideas aplenty. I plan to teach this course again in the fall - so make plans to join us if you're local!
This is a pic of me and Clifford at the York Book Expo. I've got a couple book club visits on the calendar, but I've still got time to come talk to your group! Just waiting for the invitation!
In April, I journeyed to Maryland's Eastern Shore to meet with a book club in the scenic town of Trappe, Maryland, and the next week I visited with a lovely bookclub in their gorgeous clubhouse in beautiful New Freedom, PA.
In June, I'm heading north to meet with a book club in York.
October 15 I'll be at the York Book Expo. Don't miss this fabulous event with over 100 writers, publishers, and vendors right in downtown York at the Fairgrounds!
Still have room on the calendar - who's got a glass of wine and a hankering to talk books?
Want me to visit your Book Club?
Picture above: Had a great visit in in February with the FLE Book Club in Zephyrhills, Florida! Fun bunch of smart women!
I'd love to drop in for your book club meeting! I'll travel to groups within about an hour's radius (or further if you're footing the bill!) I'd also be willing to skype in for a visit. Just shoot me an email to make it happen!
Also - Book Groups can find a Discussion Guide for I'm Not Her on this website by clicking the Books tab above and clicking over to the I'm Not Her page.
Triple dog walk....
Triple Dog Pile-up....
I plan to explore daily what I can do to move the life I have closer to the life I want.
Live Intentionally challenges readers to live their happiest, healthiest life! Find more information by following this link or buy it now through Amazon!
Nice review from a star blogger for Live Intentionally!
Here's a video of my clever horse, True, squirting me and then himself with a hose.