And the winner is…

January 24, 2013

Congratulations to the winner of Fifties Chix Book 3 (Third Time’s a Charm) Giveaway on Heather Vogel Frederick’s blog!! If you didn’t “win”, remember you can always check out the Fifties Chix series for yourself in ebook or print form on Amazon, Barnes & Noble (including, my publisher’s website or in bookstores. Only a [...]

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It’s Fifties Chix3 Birthday–and YOU get the gift!

January 15, 2013

HAPPY LAUNCH DAY, Fifties Chix: Third Time’s a Charm!! Today, the third book is OH-fficially available in print wherever books are sold!! To help me celebrate (because she likes any excuse for a partay), author of the fantabulous Mother-Daughter Book Club series, Heather Vogel Frederick* had me over to her blog for a GIVEAWAY. It [...]

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Sneak Peek at Book 3 via eBook Sale!

January 10, 2013

I love all of my offspring (my paper children, my word infants, my book babies!), but this one, my tenth book and the third book in the Fifties Chix series, is extra special (please don’t tell the others. Especially book 4, which I am writing now). In Third Time’s a Charm, we got World War [...]

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Look for the helpers, look for the good

December 31, 2012

I’m convinced it’s still September, so watching the snow fall and realizing it’s the last day of 2012 is a surreal experience. Before I look ahead to 2013, I’m looking back on 2012 with a grateful heart. Oh, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t an impossibly long list of challenges in 2012–many of which the [...]

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Nonviolence requires putting down my own weapons first

December 15, 2012

I did not handle it well. I burst out sobbing and it kept happening throughout the day. My usual practice is to pray; in my world, that means quietly turning to God, that divine presence of Love that forever abides in each of our hearts, and ask, “Well, what do You say about all this?” [...]

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#1, Baby (again)

November 9, 2012

Woot! Thanks to all the Fifties Chix fans who took Keeping Secrets (book 2) straight to number one on Amazon yesterday!! If you missed the 99¢ sale yesterday, no worries, my publisher has told me the sale goes on today! So grab your ebook here. And if you just aren’t sure, check out this list [...]

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Keeping Secrets is HERE!

November 8, 2012

I can’t believe it’s really here! I’m so excited!! It’s the long-awaited second Fifties Chix book, Keeping Secrets! Please help us get Fifties Chix: Keeping Secrets on the Amazon bestseller list (like you all did with Travel to Tomorrow) and grab your ebook for just 99 cents. And read it…and enjoy! (Paperback comes out November [...]

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My Adoption Story

November 1, 2012

November is National Adoption Awareness Month! I’m a big fan of adoption because I am adopted. Every adoption story is different; some kids or babies are adopted by other members of their birth families, some kids never meet or know their birth parents or families, some kids never even know they’re adopted (or find out [...]

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Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

October 19, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth My rating: 5 of 5 stars Second books in series are hard to write and sometimes they’re hard to read. Not so with Insurgent, the second in the dystopian Divergent series. Summary of the series from Amazon: “In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to [...]

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Happy TRW

October 15, 2012

Oct. 14-20 marks Young Adult Library Association [YALSA]‘s Teen Read Week: a whole week focused on celebrating teens and libraries, and reading for the fun of it. Of course, Fifties Chix will be celebrating with lots of free activities online! Join the party here! And be sure to check your local library to see what [...]

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