My NSNC Contest Entry

An entry into the column contest for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists consists of three articles published in the previous calendar year. This year, I placed in the General Interest Category! On June 28th, at the conference in DC, I will find out if I placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Here are the articles that […]

OMG! A Weekend in New England!

At the age of 15, I had my first piece published in the Barry Manilow fan club newsletter. And so, it was his song Weekend in New England that played in my head as I made my trip to Connecticut for the conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. In my mind, New England is a […]

My name is in Barnes and Noble!

Yep! Just walk into any Barnes and Noble bookstore, and pick up a copy of this newly released book: Turn to page 126, and sure enough, there is a story that I authored!!   I am unbelievably excited!!

About that book deal….

So, I got it!  I am still a bit in shock, and totally over the moon with excitement!  Now, I just have to actually write a book.  That shouldn’t be a problem because it’s not like I’m busy with my five kids, or our business, or the house remodel, or life in general.  So, yeah, I’m […]

Published in a real book

I am pleased to announce that I have actually been published in a book!  So, to date, everything I’ve ever submitted has either been published or I’m still waiting to hear.   It’s fun to have my articles printed weekly in newspapers, but having a book with my name and bio in it is an entirely […]

Finally, I have links!!

It sure took them long enough, but Go Daddy finally got the problem fixed and now I get to add links to my sidebar!  I’m just getting started, and I need to figure out the best way to organize them, but I’ve added a few so check them out! Not sure why, but I’m way more […]

Links–still waiting

I am still waiting on GoDaddy to fix the problem that is preventing me from posting links in my sidebar. Here I am…still waiting….

Finally, after all these years!

Here is the article I wrote for my column after meeting Garrison Keillor.  (Click here for more notes and pictures.) I finally got to meet the crush whom I have loved since the age of eleven. I first discovered him on my little alarm clock radio while trying to find a station that would be […]

Working on my links

For days I have been trying to figure out how to add links to my sidebar so I can share the blogs and websites of my friends and family.  Unfortunately, there seems to be a bigger problem than my lack of know-how.  I have been on hold with tech support for quite a while.  They […]