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!


Book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on Never Coming Home by Kate M. Williams. Here’s the opening to my post:

Ten social media influencers find themselves on a remote desert island, lured by false promises of a dream vacation. When the influencers start dying one at a time, they realize that someone is out for murder. Author Kate M. Williams gives a modern twist to Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None but doesn’t offer compelling characters or much of a plot in the dismal book Never Coming Home.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Stay hydrated, take care of each other, and do 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!