Fortune Cookie, 3:40 a.m.

nocturnal

As many people in my online writing circles already know, I gave birth to Maverick (that’s his code name, not his real name) early Thursday morning. My water broke a little after midnight, and four hours later I had a new baby! (Like it’s that easy. And didn’t involve lots of shouting and disillusionment and … Continue reading

To My Graduating Students*

choices

*and to my students who graduated last year – I’m sorry I didn’t think to do this for you then, so now everybody’s included in this commencement address. First: I am so proud of you. Second: I don’t know where this blog post is going, so just hang out for a couple of minutes. It … Continue reading

Dear Blog.

Blog

Dear Blog, We’ve had a pretty good year. In fact, I think we just passed our one-year anniversary. Quick investigation reveals January 29th as our first blog post together…I didn’t bring you flowers or anything. Oops. The truth is, Blog, that when we began our relationship I was in between projects. Putting the finishing revisions … Continue reading

NiFtY Author: Matt Coonfield

I have a very special NiFtY Author Interview for you today, featuring one of my favorite people in the world: my little brother. He hasn’t always been my favorite person. There was this time once when we were playing Legos and he was obviously wrong about something, and we weren’t very good friends right then…but … Continue reading

That Niggling Question

There comes a time in every mother’s life when she asks herself: “Am I raising a sociopath?” Oh, you mean you’ve never asked that question? Never? So your kid has never said, with a sweet smile on her face, “That baby is crying!” And she looks, well, happy about it, or proud or something. Like … Continue reading

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