Author Jennifer Hudock Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Over the past year, you’ve all heard me mention author Jennifer Hudock, aka Jennifer Melzer, on numerous occasions. She’s my friend, mentor, editor, cover artist and more. Jenny and I first met back in 2008 while we both were working at Mahalo. Since then, she’s been there for me through many of the ups and […]

The Soundtrack of My Life: Do I Make You Proud?

One of the most important things I wanted to accomplish with A Second Chance was to make my parents proud of me. I’ve said before I wasn’t an easy child to raise. I was a handful, and I put my parents through a lot.  I caused them to cry. And I even had them praying […]

Too Busy to Post

As you probably have noticed, I’ve been missing in action once again. It’s not because I don’t have anything to say because I ALWAYS do. The truth is, I’m really busy with work work. You know, the kind that pays you opposed to just blogging for fun and hoping one day it’ll pay off? If […]

Happy Birthday, Mikala Rain!

As some of you may already know, today is a very important day to me because nine years ago today I gave birth to my daughter, Mikala. The day she was born, my life changed forever. She made all the hard times in my life up to that point seem not so important, insignificant. Without her, […]

A New Computer For Me

For the past seven months or so I’ve been complaining ENDLESSLY about my laptop. It runs slow as molasses. It freezes up. It makes crazy noises. Programs don’t work right at least half of the time. It’s been an endless series of problems that I’ve tired of. However, we didn’t have enough money to buy […]

The Evolution of This Blog

Over the past month or so, I’ve been thinking more and more about the future of my site and the content it will contain. When I originally launched it through Blogger, it was a place for me to talk about my writing and my favorite TV shows. Over time, though, its direction has changed. Finally, […]

A New Puppy For Our Family: Welcome Miss Katie

My post is very late today, but there’s a good reason for that. I spent this morning working and a portion of this afternoon running errands and acquainting myself with the newest addition to our family…Katie, the mini beagle. (She lives with my parents, as do Chloe and Sadie, but we claim we have joint […]

It’s My Life: My Son Thinks He’s Mike Rowe

In the past I’ve written about the funny things that my kids have said or done. I’ve shared one of the most recent comments from my son with friends on Twitter and Facebook, and I thought it would be nice to share on it here, as well. I like the idea that stories about my […]

Happy New Year!

As each year ends and a new one begins there’s always a feeling of  hope in the air that the coming year will be better than the last — that all the things you wish for and dream of happening will actually come into fruitation. I’m just like many others who make lists of resolutions […]

The New England Farm 2 Fork Project: Amazing Food!

Over the course of my life, I’ve tried some foods that some people would wrinkle their noses at, but for me, they’ve all been culinary experiences that I’m grateful for and will never forget.