Having a long history in the fashion business (twenty-one years in New York and Los Angeles), I’ve seen my fair share of cosmetic surgery disasters. I ran into one very famous model, turned actress, from the eighties, whilst shopping in Pasadena one day. I’m DYING to tell you who it was but I don’t want to get sued, so I can’t. Drat! … More One Day It’ll Be Floating in My Soup
There are moments when I forget that hot-burning desire to become a mommy. I forget the agony of annoyingly happy families abounding like fat flies on a fresh cow patty. I block out the trauma of multiple miscarriages and the yearning for tiny baby garments drying on the clothesline in the summer breeze. I … More I’m Not Your Mother!!!
While everyone’s process is different, the following is my tried and true formula for writing success. I’ve penned five books, two short stories and have two more full-length tomes in the works. This is essentially how I’ve written all of them (give or take minor details). I hope my experience offers help, hope, and enlightenment … More 23 Steps to Writing a Bestselling Novel
It’s Inauguration Day. Many of us have big plans that include, but aren’t limited to, marching in protests, celebrating, doing tequila shots, feeling hopeful stirrings of change, feeling murderous rage/elation/depression… Needless to say, it isn’t slated to be a boring day. What it will be is a day full of dramatically heightened emotion. Personally, I … More Benched on Inauguration Day
In search of happiness, my husband and I decided to simplifying our lives seemed the best place to start. Our first step in accomplishing that was to leave Los Angeles and to go back to the earth. Has this made us happier? … More The Art of Happiness
Of all of my books, The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan really seems to have won readers hearts. It won a silver medal at the 2016 Reader’s Favorite Awards, honorable mention at the London Book Festival and was a finalist in the RONE Awards. For this reason, I decided to go forth and audition actresses to … More Now You Can Hear Mimi!!!
Well here we are. We’ve made it through the worst mud-slinging, hate-filled presidential campaign in the history of our country. Some of us are celebrating and some of us are despondent. What am I? I’m resigned. But I was destined to be that in light of either candidate’s victory. Our country has become so … More The Morning After
I have long struggled to find balance in my life and the struggle is real, folks! According to my calculations, I need a minimum of thirty-six hours a day and approximately nine point seven days in a week to accomplish everything necessary for optimal equilibrium. In order to be the mom, wife, daughter, writer … More The Reality of Balance
I love nothing as much as reading the words of people who write about their own particular brand of insanity. I cite David Sedaris and his OCD childhood where an inadvertent crack-stepping would require a return trip to his bedroom to re-lick the light switch and start his journey over. Or Jenny Lawson! My … More How Motherhood Broke Me and Turned Me Into David Sedaris
“For some people, knowing they had the best surgeon might be enough. But we didn’t want to put all our eggs in one basket. This was my husband’s life, my family’s future. Knowing we had the best doctor was a huge comfort, but we wanted more, so I hit the internet. I found a lot of information that didn’t seem very credible, but vowed to keep an open mind. By nature I’m a person that believes. I believe in the power of positive thinking. I believe in prayer. I was not going to rest until I found something that resonated with me.” … More Cancer Cured!!!