How to Decide Which Story to Write

The new year is a great time to begin a new project, but which one?  If you’re lucky, you’ll have a lot of ideas. But you can’t write them all. Nor should you. Writing a story that stands the test of time has never been so important. Why? First, anyone can publish today. That means…

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TIME MAGAZINE: Coping With Grief on Father’s Day

I hate Father’s Day. Not because my father died this year, making it the first without him. It was sudden, but we’d exchanged loving New Year’s greetings 10 days earlier. Despite our political differences, we were on good terms. He had enjoyed every day of his 86 years so much that we teased he inspired…

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Confessions of a Boobs Book Launch

This past year of my boobs book launch has been crazy! I’m not talking about the brand new rules of book tours during a pandemic. No, it’s the subject. This is my seventh book, but talking about boobs every day took the experience to a whole new level. I won’t say my cups runneth over…

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Let’s Take the Stink off Pink

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2012, the world was exploding in pink. NFL players had tackled the cause for three years, but I hadn’t watched enough football to notice. Now, it was impossible to ignore. Worse, my daughters called me at every sighting. From pastel nail polish to ribbon-stamped…

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Red, White & Boobs!

Have you ever heard the expression, “You can’t go home again? Yes, it’s from a Thomas Wolfe novel. But is it true? When A Boob’s Life was published, the library association in my Ohio hometown invited me to give a book talk. I envisioned chatting to kids sitting cross-legged on the carpet. Zoom was not…

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Did Motherhood Make Me a Writer?

Did you ever wonder what your mother would be if not a mother? Or how your choices will define you? With the release of A Boob’s Life, I’m often asked how I became a writer. It wasn’t my plan. And the answer surprised me. Sure, I read a lot when I was little. I hoarded…

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Why Book Clubs Love Boobs

Why do Book Clubs love boobs? Because most readers have boobs. In fact, most book buyers have boobs. And, yes, most Americans do, too. But we rarely talk about them. Now, you have an excuse. There are so many topics to discuss in this book! And so much gossip to share… Especially after you see…

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