Hot Yoga: I Will Die With Abs

Four weeks ago, raw panic set in as I realized that I have to wear a toga this summer, so I found hot yoga.   I'm not wearing the toga for fun, mind you, but an author event in beautiful Frankenmuth, Michigan, a glorious little town with Christmas, Polka, giant…

Party Hard: 1993 Edition

I went to Iowa last week. It's my ancestral homeland (dad is from there). It's filled with lovely people, open spaces, and the occasional blizzard. Maybe more than just occasional, but still, well worth the trip. I was at the North Iowa Book Bash, and it was simply amazing. People,…

I lost a parent. I gained some family.

Dad died last month, and it's been a lot of things. It was closure, and sad, and frustrating. That was in the first ten minutes, and then it settled into my bones and became real. [caption id="attachment_1217" align="alignnone" width="475"] Grandpa and Grandma Maggert[/caption] I went to Iowa for the funeral.…

Wanna succeed in writing? Find an Amy.

[caption id="attachment_1206" align="alignnone" width="482"] Here we see Amy in the wild.[/caption]   There's only one Amy, but every writer should aspire to have a friend like her. Here's why: She loves books. She knows the book community. She LOVES books. If you have further questions, see 1-3. Amy is my…
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