The Lost Husband!!

“. . . A sweet tale of creating the family you need.”  —PEOPLE Magazine “There wasn’t a dull spot in this book–just a really great story about finding home and yourself . . .  It’s really one of the best women’s fiction books I’ve read.”  –Lisa “. . . a delightful, heartwarming read, and I […]

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free LUCK for everybody

So we had the book launch party for Get Lucky on Saturday. I really wasn’t sure how many people would show up, but I knew it would be a fun time.  Especially since I’d be reading the first chapter of the book, which is pretty feisty. The opening paragraph is all about how the main […]

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radio interview

I had such a fun time this morning talking with Christopher Gabriel on his radio program at WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota. Of course, I wasn’t in Fargo.  I was home, in my pajamas.  As all writers should be at all times. We had a great chat, and I found myself thinking, afterwards, about how […]

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book trailer for Get Lucky

Get Lucky is a novel about many different things, but one of them is sisters. I have two sisters, myself–I’m the middle one–and so I know a lot about the subject. Here’s a book trailer I made using my mom’s Super 8 home movies of us as children.  The redhead who’s working so hard on […]

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questions about Get Lucky

The concept of sisterhood is an ongoing theme throughout the book.  Are Mackie and Sarah foil characters?  Does sisterhood strengthen the bond between two opposite people or stifle and complicate personal freedom?  Do you have a sister of your own? I have two sisters of my own—and no brothers.  And it’s funny to me how, […]

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surreal

Plenty of surreal things have happened in my life.  But I’m not sure I’ve ever quite felt anything like it feels to look at this: It’s my first novel, The Bright Side of Disaster, in Czech. It is indescribably bizarre to flip through a book that YOU wrote–and not be able to read a word. […]

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what I’m working on

I’m taking a little break from novel-writing this week to make a video essay for the upcoming Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston. My friend Laura has organized an art show during the conference that will try to honor the amazing things that women are doing online–and the way that having a public place that we […]

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my new new novel

About five minutes ago, I sent the first three chapters of my new novel to my editor at Random House.  It doesn’t have a title yet, and it won’t come out until Spring 2012. But it’s a crazy thrill to have the beginning in solid shape, and to send it off for feedback. I’ve been […]

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the girls

I’ve been feeling feisty lately.  The brouhaha over Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten books of 2009 — which had no women authors on it — has left me thinking a lot about women’s place in our cultural conversation. And, as I’ve been driving my carpools and snaking the grocery store aisles, I’ve been composing an essay […]

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gorgeousness

Last spring, the amazing Mary Swenson took these photos for me in response to a quote I sent her from Everyone Is Beautiful.  She broke the quote down by sentences, and took a photo for each one.  Then we ran the photos in sequence and made a video.  But the photos are so amazing, they […]

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