All Things Considered

This morning I was thinking about how lonely it can be as a stay-at-home mom, especially when you do not know too many people in the area. I know there are a lot of ways to meet other moms, but I tend to be a bit shy sometimes. Which brings me to something I am...

Jet Lag and Brain Malfunction

I just arrived back from Istanbul. After 18 hours of travelling on Sunday, I am pretty beat. I never once opened my laptop while in Turkey. Aside from visiting the blog world on my smartphone whenever I could—I basically did NO THINKING AT ALL. No thinking about my...

My Fourth Trip to Istanbul

I am flying to Istanbul, Turkey today. It will be my fourth visit, and I am super excited, but also nervous to be traveling there during an election. It can get a little crazy in Istanbul around these times. I am anxious to see family and have my son (his second trip)...

The Main Event: Editing, Round # . . .

So, my husband watches UFC. For anyone who does not know what that it is—it is mixed martial arts—and people basically people fight. And for some reason, editing my novel is reminding me a little of a UFC main event competition. I am stuck in the ring with my book,...

Self-Publishing Info: Can We Share?

I have been reading everything I can on self-publishing, and now that I am getting to the actual phase where I will submit my book for all the world to see, I am getting nervous about what to do! I feel like so much of what I read is conflicting information. ISBNs-...

Blogging: Bringing People Together

I have only been blogging for a few weeks now, but one of the things I have found absolutely amazing is the connections you make with people from all over the world. Being slightly obsessed with other cultures, I am always interested to know where someone is from—and...