Coming full circle (and announcing a free class!)

When I was in elementary school, I was in a new school every year. Every. Single. Year. No, my parents weren't in the military. My father was disabled, and when money got tight, we got moving. Kindergarten: The Hancock in Medford. First grade and half of second: The Emerson in Malden. Last half of second … Continue reading Coming full circle (and announcing a free class!)


Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 6

Getting to the home stretch! Today's cake was a present from my friend, Jane. Thanks for taking the pressure off with the cake-finding mission today, Jane! Actually, I should have said today's cakes, because Jane gifted me with a Cake Trifecta! Lemon, Chocolate Bomb, and Fruit Tart (because fruit is healthy!). Oh, and the cakes came with … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 6

Goodbye, my friend

A very dear person passed away over the weekend. I met Karen when I worked with her at Sirona several years ago. We worked together via the telephone, so actually our voices met first! As many of you may know, you can tell a lot about someone by their voice. I liked her right away. … Continue reading Goodbye, my friend

On the radio with Megan Brady

**UPDATE: Here is the link to listen to the interview!** I was just interviewed about my book by Megan Brady for her show "The Morningline with Megan Brady" for EdgeRadio (an online streaming station through Seacoast Media Group). How wonderful it is to be interviewed by someone who is great at it (thank you, … Continue reading On the radio with Megan Brady

The power of one

I have been giving a lot of talks at local libraries. For my most recent one, I personally invited and Facebook invited a lot of people. A lot. Plus, it was a full moon in Gemini (my sign)! At 7:05pm! And my talk started at 7:00PM! I know this is a busy time of year for … Continue reading The power of one

Jodi Picoult at the Music Hall

My friend Deb and I went to see Jodi Picoult read from her new book, Small Great Things. After she read, she was interviewed by Virginia from New Hampshire Public Radio. What was good: Jodi's reading of an excerpt of her book was dramatic and entertaining. It was definitely a performance worth hearing. Being able … Continue reading Jodi Picoult at the Music Hall

Top 10 reasons to attend The New England Authors Expo

I went to The New England Authors Expo this week at The Danversport Yacht Club in (you guessed it) Danvers, MA. It was a hot summer day, and I was hopeful that the masses would like to get out of the hot sun and into the cool a/c, but not a whole lot did. The … Continue reading Top 10 reasons to attend The New England Authors Expo

Selling my books at the Kennebunk Community Market

Today was my debut at the Kennenbunk Community Market at The Waterhouse Center. I picked a good day to start: high 50's (Hello, July? It's me, Karen. Where are you? I miss you!), with rain and wind. And just like at the Saco River Farmers Market, I had to ask a fellow vendor to help me … Continue reading Selling my books at the Kennebunk Community Market

My first public reading of my book

I was at the local library recently to read some passages of my first novel, One Brave Thing. It was my first time reading aloud from my book in front of other people. I am not someone who loves public speaking. Actually, I am someone who hyperventilates at the thought of public speaking. Most of … Continue reading My first public reading of my book

My book is published! (part 2)

It's been a busy week! I was at Will's Copy Center yesterday, ordering some bookmarks (Maine Author!!) and flyers and such, when I ran into my friend, Denise. She was saying that it must be hard, putting the book out into the world. I said, "Yes! Thank you for validating that! It's terrifying!" This is true. … Continue reading My book is published! (part 2)