Category: Summer of Firsts and Lasts

  • Time for Some Fireworks

    In my house, we launch fireworks to celebrate all kinds of things, not just the 4th of July. (Though we like those fireworks a lot, as well.) We have them on birthdays, during the AJC Decatur Book Festival, when friends are over in the back yard . . . pretty much any time we’re feeling […]


    The paperback version of my third novel, The Summer of Firsts and Lasts was released this week, with much ice cream and fanfare. I’m thrilled that this summer-y book is now in proper pool-bag format (even if it’s still chilly in parts of the country), and I hope you’re all stocking it along with your […]

  • The Summer of Firsts and Lasts is Here in Paperback!! (GIVEAWAY!)

    UPDATE: Commenting for this giveaway is now closed; THANK YOU to everyone who participated!! TMc  (3/21/2012) The official release date isn’t until April 1st, but paperback copies of my third book, THE SUMMER OF FIRSTS AND LASTS have arrived at my house! Which means, of course, I want to give some of them away. Three […]

  • Making Soundtracks for Your Books Is Fun

    So, I’m currently between books. What this means is that I am in the small lull between finishing typing the first draft of WIP #5, and actually printing it out to read it, but I am also waiting for the paperback release (April 3rd) of The Summer of Firsts and Lasts AND the release (May […]

  • Mad Libs = Summer (And Sister) Fun

    Last week, Leonard Stern, the creator of the amazing fill-in-the word game, Mad Libs, passed away. This saddened me just in general, because it’s always sad when someone creatively (and literarily) bent passes from this realm into the next, but also because Mad Libs have a special place in my heart, especially because my sisters […]