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An Anniversary Excerpt

Heart Warriors was officially released on April 10th of 2012.  It was entirely a coincidence that the book actually starts on April 10 of 2006.  The beginning of the first chapter ends on April 12, 2006, seven years ago today. April 12th will never be an easy day for me.  It was the only part of the book I found impossible to write in past tense.  Those memories were ingrained in all of our hearts with scalpel and saw, sutures and suction.  Today Liam and Moira had no school. To… Read more An Anniversary Excerpt

Why May 12 Matters so Much to Me

I just got home from the Barnes and Noble where I’ll be doing a reading/signing on May 12 (Mother’s Day Weekend).  This will be my fifth event around Heart Warriors since April 13, but in a way it is the most important to me.  Don’t get me wrong that awesome 80+ person crowd of old and dear friends on my birthday was AWESOME. The April 20 reading in Aurora was AMAZING. The Bookworm was such a funky, fun store, and the Grand Junction event was moving.  But this. . . this… Read more Why May 12 Matters so Much to Me

The Infamous Photo Post (best of)

Here is another retrospective post from my old blog. This was one of my more popular posts, and I figured I’d share it again.  I will mention this, I don’t do the Duggers.  I just don’t get it. I don’t care how many kids they have or any of that, and that’s just it I don’t have cable, and I don’t care. BUT, I was deeply offended by news stories that called them “weird” for wanting a picture of the baby they lost.  There’s probably a whole lot of reasons… Read more The Infamous Photo Post (best of)

Holy Schmolie! Wow! . . . You can order the book now!

So, I have to thank my friend Karen Haury for emailing me today to let me know someone bought my book! I didn’t even know it’s on Amazon.com already!!! It’s also available on Barnes & Noble’s web site. I got this email over lunch while observing the Children’s Heart Foundation annual medical advisory board where they were reviewing very important grant applications.  I’m in Chicago right now for that event.  I’m so excited to be part of this very important work and excited to find out my book is available… Read more Holy Schmolie! Wow! . . . You can order the book now!