My latest YA novel   Today I’m talking about NORMAL. Not that I know what “normal” is, exactly. Except to say, sometimes I lose my way and fixate on the grass around my feet that somehow just doesn’t seem to look as green as the grass on the other side of the pasture. The green I used to have, or was supposed to have. Or thought I had. I don’t know. All I can say is, trying to write about “normal”… Read more »

I’m drinking the day and eating the pizza. Because I am having a bit of a carpe diem moment this week.  My doctor ordered me to eat gluten to prepare for a test. So, for the last week, I’ve been busy with some serious cramming. And it’s been a dizzying sort of delish, the kind that begins with pizza and well, will probably end with pizza.  Because you can’t have a serious study session without pizza. Gluten-free pizza cannot compete… Read more »

  Two years ago I signed up for weekly emails to train for a 5k.  At the time I was walking 5 miles a day and had just started adding jogging.  I thought it would be motivating, maybe even fun to collect 5k race t-shirts. Of course, life had other plans and before I could even get a second 5k training email, I was at the doctor for neck pain.  I thought it was just a pinched nerve, but it… Read more »