All My Bags Are Packed

And we’re ready to go. The cats have been camping on my suitcase, and Jack is following me around everywhere. The long, long list of Get Ready for Christmas, Have Christmas, Go to New Zealand Two Days Later List is pretty much all checked off.   Despite the sad fact that my eldest was felled […]

Win a free ARC

THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING will be out in 27 26 days! Reader feedback so far has been extraordinary (check out the comments at, and I’m very excited for everyone to read Tessa’s story.

To celebrate, I’ll offering a some little contests and giveaways over the next few weeks. This is the first one. I am giving away FOUR free ARCs of THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING. As soon as I draw names, I’ll run to the post office and mail them out, so you will have it by next Friday.

Grilled lemon slices

I’m sure everyone in the world has thought of doing this but me–but you know how it is when you discover something stunningly simple and delicious:   Hey-sanna, Ho-sanna, Sanna-sanna hey!*  I’ve been grilling lemons with chicken breasts and it is amazingly delcious. And easy.  Chicken breasts with Grilled Lemons and Sauteed Spinach Serves 4 Olive […]

Give me a recipe?

          Creative Commons photo by bookgrl Headed into the last stretch of the MIP, which was called 100 Breakfasts and will be something else, though we don’t know what yet.   It will be out in January.  (Yay!)  I’ve hit the stretch of the book when I’m not really doing anything but […]