Romance and Misogyny–Why We Let Ourselves be Shamed

on July 31, 2015

Men read my books. You heard me. MEN READ MY BOOKS. “Yes,” you might say, “but, you know…”  *whispers*  “they’re gay men.” So?  They are men. Some of them are ex-law enforcement, some of them are teachers. Some of them are accountants–but they are men. They enjoy seeing people they can identify with in my… Read More

Bitter Taffy

on July 29, 2015

First of all– I’m back! Yay! Got McDonalds for the kids this morning and took the dogs– huzzah!!!  Also, for those of you who know about the little gold-wrapped chocolate RITA statuettes, I have a confession to make. I stole some of the leftover ones at my table and fed them to my kids. Zoomboy… Read More

Homeward Bound!

on July 27, 2015

So, tomorrow is a travel day, and you won’t hear much from me. Today was a series of quick errands–starting with Grand Central Station to fix Mate’s phone– and after that, some walking around, some failed stores, and some good conversation with Damon. And some takeout in the hotel, and some television, and some sleeping…. Read More

Wait… I didn’t win?

on July 26, 2015

No– no I didn’t. And in spite of my daughter’s attempts to cheer me up with Leonardio diCaprio .gifs — I’m fine.  (The Leo diCaprio thing was hilarious by the way.) Seriously– when Damon Suede heard who won, he was like, “Oh, honey– I had no idea that’s who you were up against.”  Tessa Dare… Read More

Such Great Heights…

on July 24, 2015

The reception was held onthe 43rd floor. This is me,looking from such great heights. The thing about the nomination that I did not expect, was that it really was like winning the statue. I honestly don’t expect to hear my name called tomorrow. I stood in a room today of amazing, beautiful, some shy, some… Read More

Mate takes Manhattan

on July 23, 2015

Okay– I saw great things today, and talked to great people as always, but, as you have all probably noticed, my heart lies with my family, and my Mate. So, Mate flew in to see me wear the pretty dress (which he brought!) and to sit with me at the RITA’s, and you know what?… Read More

NY 1

on July 23, 2015

(Thanks Rayna!) So, I got in yesterday, and it’s funny– I assumed I’d be getting in around one and then I’d have the rest of the day. Sure I’d be tired, yeah, but so? I’ve been tired before. A. My red-eye flight was NOT non-stop, so, for the record, waking up at 3 am my… Read More

I’ll take blind panic for $500…

on July 20, 2015

Okay, so a month ago, I picked out my dress for the RITA ceremony online. It took me weeks.  I mean weeks. I was trying to match my editor’s dress (which is stunning, because she is stunning) and trying to pick something that didn’t make me too… uhm… large. And I thought I found a… Read More

Good News/Bad News

on July 18, 2015

Squish and I show off our pretty nails. Good News: I have my confidence building mani/pedi accomplished! Bad News: In a confidence destroying move by fate, my dress will not be delivered in time, and I need to go shopping tomorrow. Good News: The kids and I had a big day today, filled with swimming,… Read More

At the fair again…

on July 17, 2015

Yes. I was the one who took Zoomboy in to dance at the fair today, not Chicken. I got all high and mighty with the promise of a “surgical strike– go in, get out, minimal of scarring to the pocketbook, capiche!” Yeah. No. First I watched Zoomboy dance, and that was fun.  In between his… Read More