A few weeks ago, my husband Steve decided it was time for a getaway. “We’re going away this weekend,” he announced one morning before I left for work. “By the time you get home, I’ll have it all arranged.”Read More
It’s been a year since I discovered CALM, the amazing meditation app that’s guided me on many journeys that have eased my body, mind and soul. I know it sounds corny, but it’s true. For the last 370 days, CALM has led me through at least one – but usually many more – meditation sessions. I choose the topic – inner peace and sleep (two of my favorites), creativity, confidence, lovingkindness, energy, motivation, etc. Then I decide how long I want the session to be – usually 10 minutes, sometimes more and occasionally less. Two minute or five minute sessions really give me a boost when I’m at work and feel my energy level drooping.Read More
Every now and then, the memory of a frightening experience I had when I was 12 or 13 returns to haunt me. I was on a hiking trip along some mountain trails with a group of girls around my age. Although everyone knew I was afraid of heights, somehow my adventurous and always reassuring friend Candy had talked me into going. Her best friend Marti didn’t look too happy when I showed up but I wasn’t surprised, since Marti had always made it clear she couldn’t stand me. All day, Marti kept her eye on me and I knew why – she didn’t want me homing in on her status as “best friend.”Read More
“Loved that shout-out for your novel in Main Line Today,” one of my Zumba friends said when I arrived at class last week.
I just stared at her. “Shout-out?” I asked. “Project Ex was mentioned in Main Line Today?”Read More
Cathy M. is beautiful and sexy and yes – though it’s hard to believe – like Lydia Birnbaum, she’s a “woman of a certain age.” Strong and independent, she lives in Bucks County and thinks nothing of hopping on this tractor when she needs to get a job done. Cathy’s plan was to read a couple of chapters of PROJECT EX before she tackled cleaning up her twelve-acre property. “But once I started reading,” she told me, “I just couldn’t stop!”Read More
Today I had the opportunity to meet Jennifer Weiner again – I met her briefly several years ago when we both participated in the “Listen To Your Mother” program here in Philly – at a fundraising event for the Baldwin School that was held at Main Point Books in Bryn Mawr.Read More
I couldn’t stop laughing when I found my neighbor Judy and her beloved dog Lucy curled up on a cozy chair in our lobby, totally absorbed in PROJECT EX. Was it possible Judy had sprayed the cover with “Eau de Ralston Purina?” It seemed more likely that -- like any beloved “furever” friend – Lucy was simply taking advantage of a perfect opportunity to snuggle. Whatever the reality or the reason, I love finding PROJECT EX fans, furry or otherwise!
I feel compelled to let you know there may be risks associated with reading PROJECT EX. What I’m hearing from readers is that it’s a real page turner. Although this doesn’t sound like cause for alarm, some people have found themselves in harrowing situations at work, at home, and in social settings because they just can’t put it down!
It took a village – or more accurately, a metropolis!–but I’m pleased to announce that the print edition of PROJECT EX is now available! I hope that those of you who live in the Philadelphia area will attend the BOOK LAUNCH on Sunday, November 8 at 11 a.m. at MAIN POINT BOOKS in Bryn Mawr.Read More
When I began writing this blog, I promised to take you along on my self-publishing journey. Well, over the last few months, I’ve been so absorbed in the journey –which has been longer, bumpier, and definitely more challenging than I’d anticipated—that I haven’t had much time to stop along the way to fill you in on the process. However, the good news is… PROJECT EX is almost ready for publication!Read More