Happy Jane Austen Day!

To celebrate Austen's birthday, I give you Emma Thompson losing her damn mind. 

I feel the same way, Emma. Though with less snot. 


Bookish Crafts That Are Easy on Your Pocketbook (see what I did there?)

Just hear those bells a jinglin' a ring-ting-tinglin' too. No? Nothing? It's probably because, if you're like me with five kids and a football field-length shopping list, your pocketbook is bereft of coin (or bells). So here are some crafty ideas for the bookish people in your life that shows off your appreciation for literature and your mad power tool skills. 

Book page necklace: Love it! Find the tutorial here.

Book page chandelier: Tutorial here 

Trash into treasure? I see nothing but awesome here. Tutorial here.

Short on space for a big tree? Design by Sylvia Rademakers Styling.


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Hello, Internet!

I apologize for the radio silence on the blog for the past month. October is always a busy month for ghost writers and I was up to my eyeballs in conferences, book signings, and radio interviews, so to bring you up to date I'll hit the highlights:

Getting our banquet on with
Saritza Hernandez
Florida Writers Association Conference
As my poor family shivered in the first clutch of fall in Virginia, I basked in the fluorescent lights of the Lake Mary Marriott in Orlando. Teaching workshops on time management, and how my agent and I work together, it was a busy fun-filled weekend that just happened to have tiaras and banquets. I met some lovely people, was approached for some new opportunities, and was only a tiny bit disappointed not to see an alligator. 

I had a great time at the conference and look forward to returning in the future. In sunny Florida? Please visit their website to learn more about their work and how it can help you to be a better writer.

Interested in the time management course for writers and other crazy busy people? Let me know in the comments and I'll work on a free ebook!