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Fiction Friday: Book Review, Extraordinary Means

I’m excited to share this review of Robyn Schneider’s Extraordinary Means (Katherine Tegen Books, May 26, 2015) by Joshua Flores (pictured below), a rising junior from Tustin, California. When Joshua and I met last spring at YALLWEST, we shared an enthusiasm for young adult books. I’m very excited he took me up on my offer    Continue Reading

Changing Up Your Fitness Routine

If you know me, you know I typically post my daily workouts. When I’m home (in New York City), and especially during the warm summer months, my Nike sneakers typically take me to various parts of Central Park. I always love it there but recently decided to switch things up and take a walk along the    Continue Reading

Food: Two Amazing Summer Recipes from Pamela Salzman

If you’re looking for delicious recipes to add to your summer staples, look no further. I’m thrilled to share my first Food-based Food, Fitness & Fiction blog. It features two amazing recipes, one for Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos and one for Spring Green Minestrone. These delicious and beautiful specimens come straight from the kitchen of the    Continue Reading

Fiction Friday: Interview with John Corey Whaley

  I recently wrote about my experience at YALLWEST in Santa Monica, California (you can read a recap of day one here). Although I fangirled (is that a verb?) with some of my favorite authors including Jennifer Niven and Stephanie Perkins, I also had the opportunity to meet and get to know authors with whom    Continue Reading

Should You Drink Soda?

  I was recently interviewed by CBS New York about soda, a hot (or should I say cold) topic that many like to weigh in on. You can view the video here. Even the son of one of my best friends thinks soda, even the diet kind, is the devil. Why is it so polarizing?    Continue Reading

5 No-Fail Summer Eating Tips

Disclaimer: I’m a spokesperson on behalf of StarKist. As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. Summertime is the perfect time to regroup, reset or recharge. It’s a great time to shift into a different gear, to reconnect with loved ones (and yourself), and to get organized. If you’re like me,    Continue Reading

Writers on Writing: Every Last Word with Tamara Ireland Stone

I recently had the pleasure of chatting via telephone with Tamara Ireland Stone. Self-described as a word lover, music addict, world traveler, and hyperproductive insomniac, the mother of two who resides with her family in California is the author of three wonderful books: Time Between Us and its sequel, Time After Time, and her brand    Continue Reading

My First Time… at BookExpo America

Being a writer and author and a long-time New York City resident, you’d think that by now I would have attended at least one BookExpo America (BEA). Can you believe that I never attended it? Until about a year ago, I considered myself more of an expert who wrote and who read for leisure only    Continue Reading

Book Review: Duplicity

If you or a teen you know is looking for a summer read, you may want to consider Duplicity, a debut novel by N.K. Traver (Thomas Dunne Books, March 17, 2015). In exchange for a brief description and honest review of a book of her choice, I sent Jordan “Mack” McCormack, a 10th grade student    Continue Reading

Moms’ Favorite Books

  Over this last year, I’ve become a big reader. People often ask me, a working mom, how I have time to read. I don’t really have time to read… I make time to read. I admit I often choose to read over watching TV, a favorite pastime of mine. I read on the treadmill    Continue Reading