Category: Writing

Win big with Momma!

mommabadge20122red1-e1353169194691Today launches Momma Be Thy Name‘s 12 Days of Christmas countdown. Momma’s been featured on everything from Fox News to Freshly Pressed. This month, she’ll have a new holiday tale posted each day from her guest writers, including my own story to kick it off! Tweet more at #mommas12days12.

I’m so honored to be part of such a talented line-up. Be sure to follow her to enjoy the daily posts. Momma and her guest writers won’t fail to amuse and inspire.

On top of all that holiday cheer, Momma is offering prize packs to one author and one reader. If you comment to my guest post, you’re automatically entered to win the following!

Elf Pack:

  • $100 mpix Gift Certificate
  • $25 Macy’s Gift Card
  • $15  iTunes Gift Card
  • Arthur Christmas on DVD
  • iHome Portable Rechargeable Mini Speakers (If you’re extra nice, you could get the Glow Tunes LED Color-Changing speakers!)
  • Godiva Chocolatier Ultimate Dessert Truffles 
  • Hallmark Keepsake 2012 Snowflake Ornament
  • Yankee Candle Sparkling Snow 14.5 oz. Jar Candle

Grand Prize:

  • A Keurig Platinum Plus Series Brewer
  • 64 K-Cups variety
  • Filter
  • My K-Cup (for any type of ground coffee you’d like)

Good Luck!

Starving writers unite

Momma Be Thy Name has chosen one of my stories to open her 12 Days of Christmas countdown!

mommabadge20122red1-e1353169194691Momma Be Thy Name has been featured on multiple media and blogging platforms, including Fox News, Scary Mom,, BritMums, and is a contributing blogger to On top of all that, she’s been Freshly Pressed (a couple of times). She’s frequently praised for her insights into parenthood, marriage, and derivations thereof. Follow her…you won’t regret it.

MY short story will be featured on her blog this coming Tuesday as the first of twelve Christmas-themed tales to countdown towards the big day. Yay for starving writers! We write, we cry, we suck it up…but most of all, we hope that our words will touch someone else. We strive to entertain, comfort, encourage, inspire.


Usually we just get lost in the sea of voices. But every now and then, someone reads our stuff and says, “Yeah, I get it. That’s cool.” And our hearts grow three sizes.

Thanks, Momma!

Why I hate blogging

1) My brain’s space is devoted to the fictional characters in my life. I got priorities, baby!
2) In that 12 second log-in time, I could be pouring another cup of coffee.
3) I ramble on too much as it is, do I really need another venue?
4) Pretty sure no one wants to hear my little nuggets of wisdom—they closely resemble rat turds.

Europa’s progress

Sleeping on the job!