Uncategorized What I’ve Been Writing

What I’ve Been Writing

When I haven’t been getting my young adult book ready for submission (ikes! yikes! gasp!), I have been doing other things! I continue to have the pleasure of writing about old timey Ann Arbor. This time, we look at the parties of days gone by. I also get to write about our local beer scene, …

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Uncategorized I Can Smell a Douche From a Mile Away, Part 1

I Can Smell a Douche From a Mile Away, Part 1

I’m ridiculously thrilled with a book review I wrote on Goodreads. It wasn’t, as I say, a bad book…just unnecessary. Has anyone else read it? The book is called “God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked” by Darrell Hammond, who was on SNL for a boatload of years. My personal favorite character of his …

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Uncategorized Waiting and Writing Are Just a Letter Off!

Waiting and Writing Are Just a Letter Off!

I’ve been told that a lot of publishing is about WAITING. Waiting for an agent to notice you (the worst wait of all!), waiting for edits, waiting for a sale (oh please oh please oh please), waiting for the book to come out. I’m horrible at waiting! But what I am good at it is …

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Uncategorized Six Years Ago….

Six Years Ago….

I really love Facebook’s “On This Day” app. Especially when it brings me happy memories of the best job I ever had. Read about the amazing kiddos here! I miss that job, that school, teaching in Detroit. If I can make enough money off of writing, I will go back in a heartbeat. (DPS now …

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Uncategorized A History of Ann Arbor’s People’s Food Co-op

A History of Ann Arbor’s People’s Food Co-op

For the past few months, I have been working on my second (and hopefully not last!) book! It is another local history book, this time about our People’s Food Co-op. It is a fascinating place! It’s actually three storefronts, which you can kind of see here. The first two (the ones you can see clearly) …

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Uncategorized Random Book Reviews

Random Book Reviews

My friend, Cindy, complimented me on my Goodreads reviews. Some of them are pretty good, if I do say so myself. Here are a few random ones: Houdini Girl (Doug Henning is not in this book. I wish he was. He would have made it more fun) So seriously? Was this book written by a …

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Uncategorized This American Life: Cops See It Differently

This American Life: Cops See It Differently

Some of you know that I had the misfortune of attending law school. You heard me. Anyway, during my first summer of law school, I participated in this internship wherein we eager beaver law students helped inmates at various state prisons. We didn’t do much–mostly sentence modifications, visitation rights, the very occasional appeal. I do …

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Uncategorized This American Life 1st and 2nd

This American Life 1st and 2nd

I am listening to random TAL podcasts in my car. I am going to blog about them. Please click on the About That Life tab you should hopefully see on the homepage for why I am doing this. 1st podcast: My Damn Mind. I picked this at random, because I could hear someone saying it …

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Uncategorized Writing, Editing

Writing, Editing

I got the first round of intern comments from my agent (even after almost a month, writing “my agent” is astounding and wonderful!). I have been working on incorporating some of the edits. More are on their way, and I can’t wait! Meantime, I have been keeping up with my writing gigs around town! My …

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Uncategorized What Am I Reading?

What Am I Reading?

This past Friday, Ken and I went to our friends’ house to watch ZOMBIE MOVIES!!! We had some debate about whether to watch something completely cheesy, something semi-cheesy, or something not bad. We ended up with a movie that can best be described as “fascinating premise, horrible lead actor, not the best execution of a …

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