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Coming Out with Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships

My latest book, Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships is officially released this Sunday on July 31st. The ebook is available for pre-order from Amazon. I had a conversation with my husband last month about how people are probably assuming that as the editor of a collection like this, I must be polyamorous1. … Continue reading »

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Sofia the First and The Princess Test

I first learned about Sofia the First because of this story that was doing the rounds on social media about a father, whose son wanted the short movie on DVD, reacting to a jerk who acted like it was a bad thing for the son to like a princess show. About a month or so … Continue reading »

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Juggling Writing With Kids, a Nanny’s Perspective

Last Week I wrote about juggling writing with kids, inspired by a Twitter conversation with Nanny and fellow writer Elizabeth Hawksworth. As I promised at the end of that post, Elizabeth was invited to share her thoughts on the subject from her perspective. I really relate to what she has to say, so I hope … Continue reading »

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Juggling Writing with Kids

Last night I had a Twitter conversation with Nanny and fellow writer Elizabeth Hawksworth about the challenges and joys of writing whilst caring for children. It brought up some interesting thoughts, and made me want to explore the topic further. Though I’m technically a stay-at-home-mum, I have the luxury of often having paid help around … Continue reading »

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Boys and Dolls

Who says toys are made specifically for boys or girls? Can they not be played with by anyone? When I was growing up, I played with Barbies and Cabbage Patch Dolls, which I still own. I also played Lego, and got sets that were both typically “boy” and “girl” – these have also stayed with … Continue reading »

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