I’m excited to announce that I’m a new daily contributor to BRIDES magazine. I worked for Glamour for five years, and the lovely Conde Nast family has invited me back to be a regular contributor to the most fabulous bridal publication in the world. You can read my pieces on relationships and happiness daily on Brides.com. I hope you’ll follow along as I indulge my love of all things bridal (when not working on my book deadlines of course)!
Happy birthday to my fifth novel, MORNING GLORY! It’s in bookstores everywhere today (you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Costco, Books-a-Million, and at your favorite independent bookstores across the country)! I hope you’ll stop and pick up a copy this week (first week of sales are very important to authors!).
This novel is very special to me. It’s set on a Seattle houseboat that I rented as my office while writing the book. I fell in love with the floating home lifestyle in the process, and I hope you will too.
Happy reading, everyone!
All photos taken by the lovely Wendi Parriera, one of my oldest and dearest friends, on a sunny day just outside of Bellingham, Washington. Memories to last a lifetime…
We’re excited over here (can you tell?)! And, have you pre-ordered? You can do that here, here, and here.
A while ago, I told my literary agent that I wanted to write a book about cake. Yes, cake. Which, actually seems weird, since I’ve been writing about health for magazines for so many years—five years as a health contributor for Glamour. But here’s the thing: Sometimes, life calls for cake.
Tonight the boys spontaneously decided to grab a bunch of ingredients from the cabinets and attempted to make a cake. Let me list them for you: flour, bread crumbs, cinnamon, vanilla, curry powder, garlic powder (!), baking powder (proud of them for selecting that—they get it!), and an assortment of other odd things (Colby—age 2—grabbed a box of Annie’s mac and cheese). And they mixed, and giggled, and in about 20 minutes, they had their pretend cake.
Tomorrow we’ll bake a real cake. And it will be messy, as life is. A beautiful mess.
And I think I will write a cake book someday. Someday.
P.S. This recipe looks really good.
P.P.S. Morning Glory comes out in two weeks—squeal!