When I was young, I wasn’t what you’d call particularly ambitious. I was raised by a very traditional family. If my mom wanted more than to be a good wife and mother, she didn’t say so out loud. She considered work outside the home as something a woman did to help make ends meet. As […]






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Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve noticed the world has become increasingly politically divided.  (Personally, I’d like to live under a rock so as to avoid the politics, but sadly, the world will not let me, much as I try.) Anyway, if you are being bombarded with political info – and that would be […]






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Ever decide you’re going to take a week to catch up, only to have the week booked up with unexpected appointments?  that’s been my week.  This week was supposed to be the start of “Operation Declutter” at the Wallace house.  Instead, I found myself  planning a Tattoo’s engagement party and having a few emergency coffees. […]






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Opinions are totally my own and no one else’s  This weekend I sat in a room with a whole lot of very successful, very romance smart writers discussing marketing and self-publishing. The entire time saw me hyperventilating over the intensity and savvy on display. As I frantically took notes, I realized I had a crap […]






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It’s been 22 days since I started my social media sabbatical.  With only two exceptions (Tattoo’s engagement and Intrigue author Paula Grave’s death) I have not been on Facebook or Twitter.  I’ll confess I did stay on Snapchat until January 4, but that was to follow my son and his fiancé’s vacation photos.  I logged […]






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