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My Favorite Planners - Planning My Writing Year

January 5, 2018
There are two questions I get asked fairly often. 1. Which planner do you use? 2. How do you plan out what you're going to write and when you're going to release it? I thought I'd tackle the first question and a... Keep Reading >

A Few Words For 2018

December 29, 2017
Anyone else kind of ready to see 2017 go? I'm so ready for it to leave I'm standing at my front door hurling its luggage out onto the driveway near the dumpster fire of a car it rode in on. Okay,... Keep Reading >

A Pot, Some Coffee, and A Tape Gun

December 9, 2016
Before our family set off on our big adventure (think Griswold-style only it involved 2 airplanes) of moving to Hawaii, we sold most everything we owned. Now, I'm going to say this and no one is going to believe me... Keep Reading >

Fantastic Beasts and ... Leon

November 16, 2016
It's finally Friday! When I was back on the East Coast, I frequently did my Random Friday Five post on Friday afternoons EST. Being here in Kauai it makes the timing of that blog a little strange. Whether or not... Keep Reading >


November 3, 2016
First, I am so sorry I haven't blogged in a while. Second, the roosters had me up pretty much all night so this particular blog may make little to no sense. You have been warned. The past few weeks have... Keep Reading >

5,000 Things and 5,000 Miles

October 5, 2016
Next week, the Neals will officially be residents of the great state of Hawaii. Am I excited? I'm over the moon excited. Am I nervous? I'm trembling, mostly when other people aren't looking so as to give the perception to my children... Keep Reading >

Light the Candle Then Light the Match

August 21, 2016
I am strange. This should come as no surprise to you. I’m a writer. We’re all a little weird, usually in the very best kind of way, but weird none the less. When I sit down to craft a sexy story,... Keep Reading >

Change is the Only Constant

June 2, 2016
There's this word that sometimes makes us all feel a little squirrely inside. You can see it written in the beach in that picture there to your left. It's not a big word. It's not even difficult to spell. Yet,... Keep Reading >

Oh My...We're Moving!

April 28, 2016
See that sign there to your left? Yup, there's now officially one in my front yard. I have to say I have mixed emotions about this. I'm thrilled beyond belief that we're doing this, that we're going to do this... Keep Reading >

40 Things I Adore about My Husband (aka The Stud) on his 40th

February 21, 2016
I love his smile. I love the way his hugs are all encompassing. I love the way he always makes me feel safe. I love to watch him get excited when he does something he’s never done before. I... Keep Reading >
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