Make it Merry: Memories and Milestones

There’s nothing like the holidays to send you down memory lane. I feel like it was only yesterday that our two grown sons were babies. People told me that those years of diapers and bottles and teething and uncertainty would be over before we knew it, but I didn’t...

Born on the 4th of July. Literally.

The 4th of July is a big day in our family. We don’t just celebrate our country’s independence and the birth of a nation. We celebrate the birth of our son, Drew. Who arrived unexpectedly. And almost without warning. At the time we were living with my mother while our...

A Look Back at Ten Beach Road

Bernie Madoff Made Me Do It; the Ponzi Scheme that inspired TEN BEACH ROAD The most asked question by far at talks and book clubs is ‘where do your ideas come from?’ The quick answer is anywhere—and everywhere. Sometimes an idea begins as a tiny seed of…something…that...

BEST BEACH EVER now on sale! Save room in your beach bag.

Some things never get old. Like presents. And hearing the words ‘I love you’ from someone who does. The day your new novel is released is way up there on the perennially exciting list. For me, today is that day. BEST BEACH EVER is now officially on sale....

If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother!

“If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.” I saw a pillow with this stitched on it in a store the other day. I have a pillow just like it, bought long ago, and I’ve never been able to look at it without smiling; or perhaps more truthfully, grimacing. I spent part of...

An Author’s Baggage

Ever wonder how much personal history (not to mention baggage) an author puts into a novel? Ask ten authors and you’ll no doubt get ten very different answers. And of course it varies from book to book. I have to admit that of all the books I’ve written the Ten Beach...