And the Winner Is…

Audrey Hepburn style bucket

Exciting stuff happening around Me, LLC: I had the drawing for the Cherries in Winter sweepstakes to win free books and a Kindle! I printed the names of all the entrants in pretty pink ink, and then put them all in my fuzzy pink Audrey Hepburn-style bucket hat. I never have the nerve to wear it … [Read more...]

12.12.12: It’s the End of the Contest!

Kindle holiday gift

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?

Yoda Calm You Will Keep

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!

Cherries in Winter Christmas tree!

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 5! Free Book! Yay!

Today's giveaway is the hardcover version of Cherries in Winter, and all you have to do to win is be the first person to leave a comment on my blog. If you don't win today, follow me on Twitter and Facebook for your chance to win more books, and even a Kindle! xx, S Rules: Void where … [Read more...]

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Cherries Giveaway: An E-Book!

Cherries in Winter

I'm still celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the release of Cherries in Winter - by giving away gifts! Today's present: the e-book version of Cherries :) All you have to do to win is be the first person to leave a comment on my blog. When you do, please specify your e-reading device: Kindle, … [Read more...]

Day 1 of the 12 Days of Cherries Giveaway!!

Cherries in Winter

The 3rd anniversary of Cherries in Winter continues - and what better way to celebrate an anniversary in December than with holiday gifts? Starting today, I'll be giving away 12 copies of Cherries in Winter - one of them on a Kindle! Here's how the contest works: * Starting today and over the … [Read more...]

Paper: The Love Affair Continues

A page from the journal I kept during a trip to Paris. Tough to do on an iPad.

I love my iPad. It's small, it's cute, it's light, it fits in my purse. When I first got the 'Pad, we were inseparable. I read books on it with my Kindle app, I tried writing a novel on it (successfully!), and then I started keeping my morning pages on it. Morning pages are part of The Artist's … [Read more...]

100 Possessions: Could You Do It?

The granddaddy of the minimalist approach.

My totally cool friend Arcy (maker of very cool recycled vegan baby clothes--check out her etsy shop here!) posted a link to an article from the New York Times about a couple who embraced the new minimalism. That's the phrase I'm using for voluntary simplicity, rather than enforced downsizing due to … [Read more...]