June 10, 2016
Winner, Winner, Organized Chicken Dinner!

Thanks, everyone, for entering and for reading and for admitting you all need you some Jan. I have to say, your entry emails were hilarious. I even received some photos of the most challenging of your spaces,  just to emphasize how badly Jan was needed.  Photo by Slate.com This was not one of those photos, … Continue reading “Winner, Winner, Organized Chicken Dinner!”

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June 3, 2016
Giveaway! YOU. WANT. THIS.

YOU GUYS. I’m so excited for you. Because I’m about to change your lives. We have just skidded into the end of the school year around here, and this giveaway is going to perk up that part of you that is secretly groaning with that news. Oh, just admit it. Even if you love your … Continue reading “Giveaway! YOU. WANT. THIS.”

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May 2, 2013
Winner…and Scary Woman

And the winner of the very cute 31 Bits bracelet that I have been tempted to steal is….. Joanne Schneider Ripple!  Congrats to Miss Joanne, and may she wear her new bracelet with joy and only a little bit of guilt that she didn’t just let me keep it. I am happy for Joanne. It’s … Continue reading “Winner…and Scary Woman”

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April 25, 2013
Girls in the Know: 31 Bits

When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Firefighter? Mail girl? Astrophysicist? I wanted to be a singer, but I couldn’t say the word very well, so I would say I wanted to be a “seener.” And I would wear pink turtlenecks and sing along to records, … Continue reading “Girls in the Know: 31 Bits”

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February 20, 2013
Girls in the Know Giveaway 2.13

Hoo, boy, am I excited about this giveaway.  Here’s the thing: I am weirdo about paper. Seriously weird. My favorite store when I was a kid was a stationery store. I like paper like some people like cocaine. Okay, maybe not exactly like that, but I promise that if cute cards were illegal, I would … Continue reading “Girls in the Know Giveaway 2.13”

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January 24, 2013

Thanks for entering, for liking, and for thinking about free booties, all in the name of love. Our winner, winner, chicken dinner is….. Stacie Baumler Gorkow!  Congrats, Miss Stacie. Kristen of K. Noel will contact you about your spoils. And because a True Random Number Generator isn’t exactly my idea of solid entertainment, I leave … Continue reading “Winner!”

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January 22, 2013
Girls in the Know Giveaway: K.Noel

One of my favorite byproducts about this whole writing adventure has been getting to meet so many creative women. That and crying with my mom every time we get the first printed copy of one my novels. And when people give me chocolate. And when I get to talk about books and get paid for … Continue reading “Girls in the Know Giveaway: K.Noel”

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January 10, 2013

You people are fantastic! Or greedy. Or both. Thanks for being fantastic and greedy and for liking my blog page on Facebook. I felt like either a junior high girl or a hooker, asking people to LIKE ME. But you did! You do! Or at least you’re willing to humor a hooker. We have two … Continue reading “Winners!”

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January 9, 2013
Giveaway: Two-fer and Tea!

It’s about time we start giving stuff away around here, don’t you think? I’ll start, but I’ll warn you to stay tuned. I have a whole line-up of cool stuff that wants to come visit you. More on that in the days to come, but first up, let’s give away some reading material. I happen … Continue reading “Giveaway: Two-fer and Tea!”

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May 16, 2011

I met this lovely lady this week. Photo courtesy of DebbieMacomber.com. Debbie Macomber came to Des Moines and I had a chance to chat with her. First, you should know that she has published ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY BOOKS. I feel this merits writing out the words for such a huge number. And she’s just … Continue reading “”

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March 23, 2011
Kindle Lovin’

Spring is in the air, thanks be to God! Every year, I worry I might not make it. At least without crying on the kitchen floor and asking my children to fend for themselves because I have to get outside, even if there is a blizzard warning. But then spring arrives, I see daffodils peeking … Continue reading “Kindle Lovin’”

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