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What Happens When I'm Trying to Work:

My kid just texted from school to say she can't stay late like she planned because the teacher she had to talk to was out sick today. I asked her if she could still catch bus. Her response? "Nooo, a magical unicorn is taking me me home." What did I say? "Excellent. Buckle up. They're known to buck unsuspecting riders." No response so far. I guess I should go be the magical unicorn now, huh? So much for getting any work  done...but I guess if I have to be interrupted for anything, being a magical unicorn is one of the more interesting options.

Waiting Fate Party

Welcome, Fate partiers! Scroll down to see what you can win, check out my cover, and read excerpts from Waiting Fate and Psyched.

I love that Memorial Day weekend celebrates our American heroes, men and women who died to protect our freedom, died so we can live to enjoy long weekends and get lost in good beach reads. Take a moment to be thankful, and then grab a hamburger and go read a great book!

A Little Psyched for Waiting Fate

I am offering a chance to win a free copy of Pysched (coming soon!) if you comment here and like my Facebook page, in honor of the release of Waiting Fate by W.B. Kinnette.You choose paperback or e-copy--just tell me what you prefer in the comments! I'll draw the winner on the day of its release and notify the winner through my Facebook page.
I have not yet read Waiting Fate, but believe me, it's on my TBR list. The author is ten kinds of awesome, and I'm thrilled to be part of her big release blog party! Here's the blurb from the back cover:



Sometimes Fate hides in plain sight while you stumble through darkness.
Ivy escapes from an abusive husband, finding peace with her daughter in her childhood home. She’s determined to keep her past a secret to protect those she loves.

Archer has been in love with the same girl since seventh grade. When Ivy comes back into his life—bruised, broken, and haunted by secrets—he knows he can’t lose her again.

But Ivy made a promise to her…

Psyched Cover Reveal!

I am so excited! I got my cover art today, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Many thanks to the talented Silviya Yordanova for her work on this. You can find her on Deviant Art and Facebook.  Indie writers, look her up if you need a cover--she is very good to work with, her art is surprisingly affordable, and she is also very kind and professional.
So are you ready? Pardon me while I happy dance! Check it out!






A Moment of Maternal Snark

Teen mentality moment #467:

Me--(to child who has yet to brush hair and teeth or put on shoes) You need to leave for the bus in 5 minutes.

Kid--I got this. Watch and be amazed.

6 minutes later:

Kid--Mom, I need a ride to school.

Me--You missed the bus. How amazing!

Sarcasm probably isn't the most dignified response to modern dilemmas, but it's certainly the most satisfying.

Confessions of a Cereal Mother by Rachel McClellan

I love this book. Seriously. Confessions of a Cereal Mom by Rachel McClellan is FUNNY. This girl has been in the trenches and can laugh about it, because in all honesty, if moms don't laugh about it we will cry and end up like Goldie Hawn in Overboard. Remember that part? In the movie, after her first full day of taking care of four kids, she's rocking back and forth, unable to make eye contact with anyone, saying over and over, "buh buh buh buh buh buh buh..." Watch it here and know that some days, this is exactly what being a mom feels like!



McClellan gets that. Her writing is real and brutal and hilarious as she puts down on paper exactly the same sort of conversations that happen around here all the time with my kids or the big hairy man. In fact, I'm not convinced the girl didn't put a camera in MY bathroom to record some of what goes on around here (read the book--you'll get it).