#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women’s lives—family, friendship, romance. She’s best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Beloved by millions of readers worldwide, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington State with her husband and two ragdoll cats. Visit her online at SusanMallery.com. Continue reading Books of My Life: Susan Mallery
Greeting form Colorado! The kids and I have completed the first week of our road trip. It’s been an adventure! The scenery is gorgeous, but the family dynamics has been rough. There’s been some fighting, and some digestive issues, and boredom. Typical family road trip stuff. If you’re interested, you can click on the links below for details and pictures.
Also, I had an essay featured at Break the Parenting Mold last week. I totally missed it because of the road trip and I feel terrible. The essay originally appeared on my friend Kristi’s site, Finding Ninee, two years ago. I wrote the essay almost ten years ago! It was going to be a chapter in my autism memoir that I never quite finished. It’s a good one and I’d be very grateful if you clicked over to Breaking the Parent Mold to read, How the Little Bus Helped Me Accept Special Needs
November and December were tough on me. Despite good intentions and a true attempt at planning, my holiday efforts were hurried and sloppy and I won’t bore you with details. I know I’m not alone. As Allison Carter so perfectly wrote about in her blog, I Failed at Christmas, the holiday is no longer about me. My responsibility now is to be the person who’s creating memories for my family and I’m honored to do it – even if it literally kicks me in the ass. On December 26th, I woke up a new person. Quite literally, I felt lighter. Continue reading What’s in a Word?
I consider Allison Barrett Carter to be my big sister in the blogging world. This is ironic – because she’s actually much younger than me, not that we’re counting. I “met” Allison a few years ago, when she commented on a blog post I wrote about the first anthology published by the HerStories Project, which featured one of her essays. A cyber friendship was born. Allison was a tremendous help to me when I redesigned my site a few years ago. Her wealth of blogging knowledge was invaluable and helped me get published on other sites. We finally met each other for real at a conference last year and she’s a blast to hang out with. Continue reading Books of My Life: Allison Carter