12.12.12: It’s the End of the Contest!

It's 12.12.12, the date the Mayans predicted was the end of the Cherries in Winter Kindle giveaway. (Okay, their prediction was a little more dire, but I prefer to look at the bright side.) You have until 5 pm EST today to enter to win a Kindle, pre-loaded with Cherries in Winter: My Family's Recipe … [Read more...]

Good Advice for the Holidays from…Yoda?

The holidays are great, but they should come with some sort of a warning about how not to get crazed by the shopping and prep. Just this morning, a friend of mine was lamenting her lack of joie de vivre to the world, and how her holidays were low on the ho-ho-ho - all because of heavy shopping for … [Read more...]

Cherries in Winter Holiday Giveaway!

It's the most wonderful time of the year - and the busiest. Like you, I'm running around trying to get ready for the holidays while working (revisions on my novel Beach Glass, some other cool projects involving yoga - stay tuned!) and still recovering from Sandy. The joy of the holidays can really … [Read more...]

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Cherries Giveaway: Audiobook!

Today's prize is the audio version of Cherries in Winter - perfect for people who like to listen to books while they travel or work out. Or maybe you know someone who has a vision impairment who likes hearing their prose. Either way, I've got one copy of Cherries in Winter: My Family's Recipe for … [Read more...]

Esteem Room

One of the themes I wrote about in Cherries in Winter was the recession. My grandparents survived the Great Depression; my great-grandparents were immigrants who barely got by. My mother and I learned a lot from our family's experiences about strength, optimism, and occasionally spending some … [Read more...]