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Stupid things ex-husbands say

  In the past three years, sixteen couples in my friend group have gotten a divorce. Sixteen! Granted, I know many people, but that does seem like a lot. Statistics say 50% of marriages end in divorce, and sometimes, it’s … Continue reading

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The lies of HGTV

  McIrish, my sister and I have spent a lot of time at our little house on Cape Cod this past month, doing something Joss Dey calls zhoozhing. I was totally into it…at first. HomeGoods and I are well acquainted … Continue reading

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Country roads, take me home!

McIrish and I went away for the weekend. It was his birthday (happy birthday, honey!), and I had a lovely reader event in Maryland at the warm and beautiful Inn Boonsboro, so I figured, hey! Let’s make this into a … Continue reading

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Little Friend

When I was a wee little kid, I made an imaginary friend for myself and my sister. Little Friend.  Make your index and middle fingers walk on the arm of your chair. Voila. You have met Little Friend. Little Friend … Continue reading

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Book recommendations

  I’ve been reading a lot this summer, and I thought my recommendations with you… Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage. Gah! It’s terrifying in the most wonderful, creepy, believable way! Hanna is a seven-year-old girl who chooses not to speak. Her … Continue reading

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Tales from book tour

I just finished up the tour for LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES and thought I’d tell you a little bit about it. First of all, if you came to see me, thank you! Thank you so much! What an honor and … Continue reading

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One sunny August afternoon…

I was asked a question during this last book tour—where do I keep my awards? (I am a three-time winner of the RITA Award, twice for best contemporary, once for best mainstream fiction). I keep them on my bookshelf in … Continue reading

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Great Moments in Toddlerhood

Tess Finlay is possibly my favorite character in LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES. She’s three years old and a holy terror, and drawn on some of the wee little friends I’ve met in my life as a cousin, babysitter extraordinaire, mommy, … Continue reading

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Luncheon at the estate

There’s a special house in LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES…Sheerwater, Genevieve London’s expansive, tasteful home in the fictional town of Stoningham, Connecticut. Twenty-some-odd rooms, ten acres, a solarium, a library, a private dock. You know, like my place (pause for laughter). … Continue reading

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Mean girls

In LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES, sixteen-year-old Riley abruptly finds herself outside of the circle of friends she’s had since third grade. Her mom, who was a teenager herself when she had Riley, is furious and heartbroken…and somewhat helpless. You can’t … Continue reading

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