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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I love wrinkles

In March, while I was on a book tour, I was also on a blog tour.  Random House set it up with the lovely Dorothy, who had me contributing guest essays at blogs around the web. But it all went too fast.  I was racing from town to town, blog to blog.  And I promised […]

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you really can’t have everything

Here is the first in a series of 3 videos I am making that feature excerpts from my essay “Things to Remember Not to Forget.”  The essay was just published in an anthology called “Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers on the Mother-Daughter Bond,” edited by Andrea N. Richesin.  The photos are from an […]

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first week roundup!

Emails and responses are starting to roll in for Everyone Is Beautiful, and I thought it would be fun to share some of the things people are saying: I just read Everyone Is Beautiful and it was such pure joy!  I was so tired and ready for a nap but picked it up to read […]

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I want to marry BOOKLIST!

Just got word of a terrific review for Everyone Is Beautiful from Booklist, which calls it a “superbly written novel filled with unique and resonant characters.”  Please see the whole delicious concluding sentence below: “Center takes a woman at her most vulnerable time and sets her on a journey to find herself without losing what […]

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it’s official: the audiobook

Random House has chosen an actress to read (perform?) the audiobook version of Everyone Is Beautiful, and she’s adorable!  Kirsten Potter–you may have seen her guest spots in Medium or Judging Amy–will record the book in January.  (The audiobook goes on sale the same day as the hardcover—Feb. 17, 2009!) Look at that great smile! […]

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Love. Marriage. Chocolate cake.

Here’s the cover for the British edition of Everyone Is Beautiful! I’m fascinated by the tag line on the front.  I think if I were writing a tag line for Everyone Is Beautiful, it would go something like:  “Love.  Marriage.  Chocolate cake.”

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want to see my ranch?

Blogger, photographer, digital storyteller, and all-around superhero Karen Walrond came out to my family’s ranch (we are Texans, after all) this weekend and took some photos of the place with a twin-lens reflex camera. I am a big fan of old cameras (the main character in Everyone Is Beautiful uses one), and these photos are […]

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