Being Royal Is a Headache

It's hard to be royal. Being a queen means not belonging to yourself, I think. After studying royalty for years, I've come to the conclusion that it's a job one should consider carefully before taking the crown. Crowns are heavy, and they have a way of leaving the body with…

Free Chocolate

Dark chocolate. Shaped like a star. From Roanoke. It's MINE. ALL MINE. I spoke at the Roanoke Regional Writer's Conference (say that fast, dare ya) and Liz Long rewarded me with dark chocolate. This is not a drill. It's fancy. I have an online release party tonight for an anthology…

I made Taylor Swift cry.

In a good way, and in a dream. I'll explain. Last night I dreamed she read one of my books (Heartborn), posted a video of herself crying about how it made her feel, and several things happened: The book became a sensation. It was made into a show on the…
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