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!

Book Expo 2019

Stop by the Capstone Booth #938 on Friday, May 31, 10-11 AM, and get a signed copy of PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS

Life With The Girls: My Mother, My Body, Myself

At the same time I was developing my chest, breast cancer was ending my mother’s life. For Bare Necessities, I look back on my growing pains and pays tribute to

Thanks for the lovely review, Girls Read the World!

So happy that Girls Read the World enjoyed PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS! They write, “Despite some of the heavy themes covered (parent with breast cancer, divorced parents), it’s