A blog dedicated to the musings of my 5 year old

..and other stuff

About This Book & Book Group Questions (What If)

How did this story come about? This novel evolved like many narratives do: from personal experience. I was in my late 30s and had been trying for months to conceive a second child when my physician recommended I see a fertility specialist. It was this specialist who gave me two pieces of news for which ... Read More »

My first half marathon!

Have you ever run a half marathon or wondered what it was like? If you’d have told me three years ago that I’d be running a half marathon this year I would’ve laughed you out the door. That, or I’d have offered you a beer so we could talk about how lovely it was to ... Read More »

Have You Ever Tried #BookADay Challenge?

Have you ever tried the #bookaday challenge? If so, do you have kids? If so, how did you do it? I’d heard about such challenges and often laughed it off, wondering what a person could possibly retain from any book in under a few hours. But right now I’m barely finishing one book per month, ... Read More »

What’s it like? To be an author… ~ Video2

What’s it like? To be an author… Today I posted a video on Facebook responding to the question I’m asked most often: what’s it like, writing all day? What’s the creative process like? Interestingly enough it’s the same question I’ve most often asked of my fellow authors, as I’m always curious about everyone else’s process. ... Read More »

My Experience with Dragons, Depression, and Savory Pumpkin Pie

~ A More Serious Blog Post A few years ago I introduced my husband to American pumpkin pie, and he taught me two things – that in New Zealand cooked pumpkin is traditionally a savory meal, and that the word ‘savory’ is the opposite of sweet. Although I thought it was weird that this Kiwi ... Read More »

Getting Comfortable with Criticism ~ Video1

It’s quickly become tradition for authors and performers to forgo a box of chocolates or tub of ice cream in favor of addressing their bad reviews online (you can always consume the box of chocolates – and wine – after). It’s all in good fun anyway. This exercise helps to evict those demons (those negative voices!) ... Read More »

Mistaken Identity

My daughter and I were in a hurry at a crowded Target, so we made a beeline to an empty register. The cashier looked at me and shouted, “Wait! Oh my God, are you THE Sarah Jessica Parker?!” It became quiet for a second; all around us heads turned. My mind flooded with opinions on Sarah ... Read More »

Writing history for kids

This is adorable! I just received about 40+ letters in the mail, from Isa’s elementary school, thanking me for a local history presentation. Some of my favorites: “Thank you for teaching us that before The Habit Burger and before Safeway, there used to be natives and grass. I’m glad California once had water. It’s interesting that ... Read More »