Summer in Wisconsin

Always such a gorgeous time when we visit our family and friends in Wisconsin. We laugh ourselves silly over cheese curds, beer, and frozen custard. This time, we made a day trip to House on the Rock, mostly because it’s featured in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. So worth the drive. Amazing how fast the time […]

May flowers

I’m working hard to finish the next draft of my novel before May 31, so have to make myself stop and look around from time to time. Some pix from my (container) garden:

Shoutout to librarians!

April whizzed by! Between oral surgery (bleh) and the kids’ spring break (whee?) I got a lot of reading (and some writing) done. My younger son & I visited the main branch of the New Orleans Public Library, and the kids’ room librarian was so excited to offer us books based on what we were […]

Top 5 Cool Things About Oral Surgery

A whole bowl of homemade chocolate-chia pudding ALL FOR ME. Jammies all weekend. Total. Netflix. Domination. “Don’t ask me. Can’t talk. Dad’s in charge.” Never had IV anesthesia before and I love new experiences! BONUS: As Nora Ephron said, It’s all copy. (Just wait for my next book, Dental Adventures!) Ugh. Today I visit the […]

Book review: Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares

I have a new favorite author. Laini Taylor writes YA fantasy novels of unexpected magic, detailed characterization, romance, and adventure. Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares, are her most recent, and I am hooked. If you like soaring, imaginative epics grounded in realistic, complex emotion, you will be too. In Strange the […]