The Glory and Heartache of Tennis

The Glory and Heartache of Tennis

:: Welcome to the glory and heartache of tennis. Today I’m going to introduce a new writing topic on my blog, a topic dear to my soul: tennis. I have a family. I do my work. And I play tennis. Those are my three loves. Indeed, the fact that I haven’t...
What It Was Like While My Cat Was Likely Dying

What It Was Like While My Cat Was Likely Dying

:: Two weeks ago, my cat, Princess Richard, was attacked by a “large canid”—either a dog off-leash or a coyote—and she nearly died. During the weeks since the attack, I’ve stayed home nursing her, working from home, cleaning her wounds, giving her...
How To Write A Holiday Love Story

How To Write A Holiday Love Story

:: When my publisher told me they wanted me to write a love story set around the winter holidays, and “Oh, it needs a happy ending”—I felt like I was standing barefoot and under-supplied at the bottom of a very tall, very rocky mountain that I had to climb if I ever...