Friday fun!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! First, I’d like to say I’m thinking about the flooding victims in Kentucky. I would urge all of you who can to donate to charitable organizations that can get aid to Kentucky and other places affected by natural disasters.


It’s the last Friday of the month, and it’s also the fifth Friday! I won’t be posting any Instagram pictures today, and I’m sorry about not posting my book review earlier this week. Long story short, I didn’t quite finish the book on time. But I’m working my way through it and will share my thoughts soon enough.

In the meantime, I do have two fun things for you that only show up occasionally on The Write Edge. The first is my newest episode of Biblio Breakdown, my writing podcast where I take a book and use it to discuss writing techniques and tips. Today I took a deeper dive into The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill. Check out the latest episode of Biblio Breakdown to find out what this book did well and how you can apply it to your writing!

Also, because it is the last Friday, that means a brand new Growth Chart! Want to know what my latest parenting adventures are? Here’s a quick excerpt:

I have to wonder, though, if my older child having a cell phone has made me worry about her more.

Read the whole piece now on Growth Chart!

Next week is August — eep! I can’t believe it. I’ll be back with more writing news and more reviews and stories and such.

Stay hydrated, readers, take care of each other, and do a good deed for a stranger this weekend.

Have a good one!


Happy Friday and special birthdays!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Those of you who have been long-time readers of the blog and particularly my parenting blog, Growth Chart, know that my children are summer babies. One of those “babies” (who is now about five inches taller than me, by the way) celebrates a special birthday this month. Keeping that in mind, I wrote today’s Growth Chart. Here’s an excerpt:

They say it’s the hardest job in the world, being a mom. Unequivocally, without a doubt, yes. On the hardest days of all, it’s a job that we wish we could escape for a few hours or a day. On the best of days, though, it’s good. So good.

Read the whole post now on Growth Chart!

Stay hydrated, take care of each other, and do some good, readers!


Exciting book news!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I have some wonderful news to share to start this week: I’ve signed the contract for my second book with Atmosphere Press! I can’t wait for my original fairy tale to reach all of you. I’ll share more details as they become available, but needless to say I’m thrilled!

In the meantime, I have our regular content for you here on The Write Edge. First up is this week’s short story. I wrote a piece of micro fiction for this week’s post, so I won’t share an excerpt, but it was great to challenge myself with it. Check out the new story on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

On Wednesday I’ll share my review of the book I previewed on Friday on Instagram. Find out what I thought of Never Coming Home by Kate M. Williams. You’ll get that review on The Write Edge Bookshelf in the middle of the week.

This Friday, because it’s the last Friday of the month, I’ll post my latest Growth Chart with my parenting adventures for you. See what’s going on in our house at the end of this week on Growth Chart!

Stay hydrated, take care of each other, and do good today. Have a fantastic week, readers!