The Final Third: Part 1

On December 22nd, I turned fifty. According to the powers that be, I am entering the final third of my life. Not sure how they are doing the math since the average age of women in the United States is 82 according to the World Health Organization, but whatever. The...

Organzing my Year Part 4: Bag Lady

Okay, so by now some of you may think I’m a little Type A/OCD about organization and I promise you, I’m really not. Ask my husband. Or my boss. All this just sort of snuck up on me. Everyone has exactly the same amount of time allotted to them. In that, we all have a...

Hybrid Authors: Meet Shirley Jump

I have known Shirley online for YEARS. We belong to an online group called Momwriters and were there as both of our careers took off. Like me, Shirley started as a nonfiction writer, but always longed to write fiction. She has now written more books than I can count...

Author as Everything

I have more hats than shoes. Now I’m not a shoe person. My daughter has stacks of kicks in her closet and I know people who pay for extra luggage on the plane just for their shoes. That’s not me. Even so, I have collected a lot of shoes over the years, but for the...