Narrating Novel Friends

Narrating Novel Friends

“Let me know when it’s out in audiobook format,” Sophie said. Hmm…I hadn’t thought of that. Producing an audio format of my book Novel Friends truly hadn’t crossed my mind. At all. But when my online friend Sophie said that’s the only way she had time for books these days, I thought about how I didn’t want her to miss it. Read the rest

Weekend with My Dutch Girls

Weekend with My Dutch Girls

An important aspect of a true friendship is that it sustains the test of time. It had been two years since my last visit to my Dutch Girls in the Netherlands, but I easily fell back into step with them as if we’d always been together. My September visit was my fourth time seeing Paula and Susan and my seventh time seeing Marielle – all online friends I made on the Twilight Lexicon, some of my Novel Friends. Read the rest

School Chums

School Chums

My favorite first-day-of-school outfit was a red plaid pleated skirt. To this day, that Stewart plaid is synonymous with the start of the school year, which in Minnesota is the day after Labor Day. No matter how old I get, I have visions of plaid in my head every year at this time. Read the rest

End of Summer

End of Summer

The end of August is always bittersweet for me. In June and July those long summer days seem to stretch out endlessly, but all of a sudden, it’s dark at 8:00 pm. Where did the summer go? I had so many plans, and I thought I had so much time, but now time’s up. Read the rest