The Same Place (a Poem For Bob)

(For my Godfather, Bob. I miss you.) As a kid I once joined Bob Buchanan for dinner  (When Dixie was cooking, nobody got thinner!) There were taters and green beans and mighty good meat So Bob said the grace, and then started to...

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I WILL HOLD YOU UP

SMA AWARENESS MONTHI don’t stand up for a cause often enough—so I’m dedicating my August blog post to SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY. It’s an insidious disease that has affected people I love, and it needs to be talked about.Back in 2011, my...

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A Post(card) from the Trenches

Disclaimer:This post is apt to be random and is likely ill-advised. But I doubled my word goal today, and I feel compelled to share things. So here goes something.Body:I’m rewriting my next book. Revising? Rewriting. I’m taking the seed and...

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Signing books at Barnes & Noble Chino Hills

March Events Wrap-Up

March was an amazing month for this debut author. After the madness of launching Symptoms of Being Human in February, I had a full month of events–two book festivals, a library appearance, and a panel and signing at my local Barnes &...

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On Being Afraid in the Bathroom

The impetus to write Symptoms of Being Human came in late 2013. I was in a car with some friends and acquaintances when the driver–let’s call her Jane–brought up a court case pending in my county. A transgender student was...

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