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Time Lapse Atlanta

Ever wandered what it’s like to live in Atlanta? Here’s a time-lapse video that gives you an idea of what my home city is like. ENJOY! http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/atlanta-amazing-time-lapse/  

21 Words That Have A Different Meaning Down Here

21 Words That Have A Different Meaning Down Here

I am not a native Georgian — I was born and raised in Iowa, home to awesome people, real dirt, corn, pigs, sheep and a lot of good memories. But for the last 17 years I’ve been in Georgia so that *almost* makes me a resident. I live outside Atlanta (OTP — that acronym will [Read more...]

Adventures in KatLandia

Adventures in KatLandia

Lots of authors have cats. Others have dogs. Me? I have a single rescue feline named Dali who has her very own quirks. A couple of examples: Me: (still in bed not really ready to jump into my day) Kat: sticks nose into bedroom, notes me and then trots off. Husband: “I’m leaving for work [Read more...]

One Week Later (in the New Food World)

One Week Later (in the New Food World)

– For the “backstory” on what I’m writing about, please see this post – So I’m one week in on the new gluten/dairy (etc.) free diet. Since some of you have asked how I’m faring, here goes: After seven full days of ridiculously healthy food, I am relieved to find that I have no desire [Read more...]

A Little Help Needed Please….

A Little Help Needed Please….

 Looks like 2014 is definitely going to be one of change. Not to worry — I’m keeping the same husband, house, job and such like that. It’s the food that has to change because it’s slowly trying to kill me. It appears I have food intolerance issues (as compared to allergies like those folks for [Read more...]

2013 in Review (or) You Did What?!?

2013 in Review (or) You Did What?!?

2013 was an incredible year for me on so many levels. But as much fun as it was to meet my readers and journey all over this planet, I’ll be home more in 2014. I *need/crave* that downtime to write my stories, so I’ll be like a Hobbit and enjoy the comforts of home (and [Read more...]

What’s Next or You Heard It Here First

What’s Next or You Heard It Here First

The short version: My standalone YA novel,  BRIAR ROSE, has been contracted to my UK publisher, Macmillan Children’s Books in London!!! At present we’re looking at an early Spring 2014 release, though that might change down the line. The much longer version with all sorts of publishing backstory and deets: Now that FORETOLD (Book #4) [Read more...]

Of Cats & Quirks

Of Cats & Quirks

As you may know, we recently adopted a shelter cat, Dali, and I promised folks an update on how she’s adjusting. I have to say it’s not been dull. Dali has some unique traits about her. For one, when the shelter shaved her to determine if she was spayed, the hair never grew back so [Read more...]

Our Brother’s Keeper

Our Brother’s Keeper

I recently noted an article in our local paper and it was very appropriate for this national holiday. The article tells of a veteran’s journey to reconnect with his brother Jeff, who died in Vietnam, and ultimately to meet up with the man who killed him. The article is here. I had the honor of [Read more...]

The Newest Member of the House

The Newest Member of the House

It has been three years since our last cat shuffled off this mortal coil and we’d both said we weren’t going to have any more pets. We love them, but they tear us apart when they move on. Every. Single. Time. Fast forward to late last fall when I decided that there was something missing [Read more...]