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Who do you believe?

I have few needs in life. I love silly cartoon T-shirts (usually Disney or Peanuts and the occasional funny history quote). Hot showers every night before bed. And, to be fed every few hours. During the summer, I volunteered to … Continue reading

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Trying to Hold onto a Semblance Normalcy

This has been a weird year, and the news seems to get even more depressing, making it hard to stay sane. Or even semi-sane. Some days, I end up binging on ice cream while watching Disney movies to avoid going … Continue reading

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Will Ten Cents Land Me in Jail?

If you listen to the Lesbians Who Write podcast, you’ll know I’m truly awful when it comes to math. Side note, when I agreed to cohost with Clare Lydon, I didn’t factor in how many times I’d have to do … Continue reading

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I’m No Longer in Control of My Life

For well over a year, many of my friends and the better half have encouraged me to adopt a cat. I’m a pet person. Always have been. However, when my cat died in 2018 (after losing my dog in 2016), … Continue reading

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WTF is TB Thinking?

A couple of days ago, I shared my version for the spark of Heart of Ice, cowritten by Miranda MacLeod. Miranda is here today to tell it from her perspective. Take it away Miranda When TB called me last fall … Continue reading

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The Spark for Heart of Ice

I need to confess something. I frigging love cemeteries. The old, beautiful ones that date back well over a hundred years. When I lived in London, I would stroll through Brompton Cemetery to let my mind wander. It’s a very … Continue reading

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The Wedding Speech I Don’t Remember

Many, many years ago, I was maid of honor for my best friend’s wedding. I’d never been the maid of honor before, and I think it took some time for it to sink in that I would have to give … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of Having an Odd Head

I have an odd head. There’s no breaking that news gently. Trust me, many have, especially people who cut my hair. They try to gently say I have terrible hair to style and not to expect a miracle. What’s odd … Continue reading

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Is This Your Forever Home?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is where I get my ideas from. My answer is always disappointing to some, because I get them from everywhere, all of the time. There’s no special sauce, which I think … Continue reading

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The New Reality

When Clare and I started planning our research trip to Whitstable for One Golden Summer, our cowrite, neither of us had an inkling how quickly world events would change. In February, I started reading stories about the virus plaguing China. … Continue reading

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