Should I a) come hang out in your city, or b) stay secluded in the shadowy recesses of my home where I belong? (A survey!)

He's thinking, "I hope she doesn't put this on her blog."

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail My literary agent¬†was in town this weekend, so I had the rare treat of getting to talk to him in a format other than emails dashed off at 11 PM after all the kids finally stop screaming. Over a Tex-Mex brunch he quizzed me about my plans to let people know that my book… [Continue Reading]

Does it count as a post to tell you that Joe has a blog?

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail It better, because that’s all I got right now. I went to pack for my trip and realized that I have no clothes that are suitable for survival in the frozen tundra, so I’m thinking that maybe I’ll just wear five layers and walk around the Lighthouse office like the Michelin Man. Anyway. All… [Continue Reading]

7 posts, 7 days

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Starting Monday, it’s on! A new post every day from Monday, February 24 to Sunday, March 2. And if you have a blog, you should join me. Here’s why: Your readers want to hear from you. Don’t you love it when you see new posts from your favorite bloggers? Personally, I would rather them… [Continue Reading]

Aw, what the heck


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Let’s do it again. Monday, February 24 – Sunday, March 2. A post every day. The linky list goes up this Saturday. This’ll be fun! FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail

Edel Gathering ticket sale time!

Edel Gathering

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail We have an official start time for ticket sales for the Edel Gathering! Assuming that I understand how Eventbrite calculates time zones, tickets for the 2014 Edel Gathering will go on sale at 10:00 AM Eastern (9 AM Central) this Wednesday, February 12. –> Here is the link for the page to buy tickets…. [Continue Reading]

Did someone say something about a conference?

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Oh, that’s right. I did. When I said that Hallie and I are hosting one this summer. Contrary to how it may seem since neither of us have mentioned it recently, we haven’t forgotten about it or blocked it out of our minds as a sanity-preservation technique. We’ve actually been doing a lot of… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday, Thanksgiving slackin’ edition


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Yesterday was everything Thanksgiving should be. We spent the day with our parents and my 99-year-old grandfather, and enjoyed an amazing feast that was neither prepared nor cleaned up by me. We talked and sipped wine with football on the television and a fire pit crackling outside, and the kids ate their weight in… [Continue Reading]

The Our Father, one word at a time


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Back in 2011, a bunch of wonderful writers gathered here to reflect on the Lord’s Prayer, one word at a time. It turned out even better than I could have imagined, and these beautiful posts continue to provide me with a feast of food for thought. Since I know that many folks weren’t reading… [Continue Reading]

Praying for the Philippines

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I‘m blessed to have many sweet and wonderful readers from the Philippines, so I wanted to let you all know that you have many, many prayers coming your way from across the ocean. Our whole church prayed for you at Mass today, and we’ll be continuing to lift you up to the Lord as… [Continue Reading]

The Facebook-free life

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Lately I’ve had a flood of emails from friends and acquaintances who are thinking of getting off of Facebook, and want to hear my perspective as someone who has never had an account. Joe and I set up a page for Conversion Diary through his account for the convenience of readers who prefer to… [Continue Reading]