Wedding Etiquette Expert

So fun getting Elaine Swann, a nationally recognized lifestyle and etiquette expert, to answer reader questions at RetailMeNot. Read the full story here.

19 Back-to-School Themed Books

This week I’m at From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors talking about back-to-school middle-grade books. We’ve got 19 to inspire your reader as summer ends and the school year

Lost in the Stacks reviews Pink Hair

Thank you for the kind words about Pink Hair and Other Terrible ideas, Lost in the Stacks! “If you know a tween reader who is struggling with anxiety, peer pressure,

Meeting Brenda Jackson

I got to moderate Brenda Jackson’s panel at RWA this year, and it was fantastic hearing this icon speak. Brenda built her career by waking up at 3 AM (!!!)


Attending RWA2019? Let me know! I’ll be there covering it for RetailMeNot’s what to read now features, and I’d love to meet in person. Drop me a line if you’re

Unclaimed Baggage

Looking for a fun YA read? Check out Jen Doll’s UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE, about three teens working at a found luggage store one hot Alabama summer. I don’t read a ton

First Twitter chat done!

Summer Beach (or Bed) Reads

It’s summer! That means I get to write about all the fantastic books coming out this season for RetailMeNot. Was it hard to keep my list from going to about

My dog gets media play

Rye — and her terrible swimming form — is featured in my story at RetailMeNot on how to keep your dog cool over the summer. Read it here.

Father’s Day splurge gifts

Got to round up some higher-priced Father’s Day gifts for RetailMeNot. Check ’em out!