Thursday, December 27, 2007

ArtScene2Go Promo

Here's a sneak peek at ArtScene2Go-- a new Orange County talk show focused on the arts! I did a really fun interview for them, which is scheduled to debut on Jan 1,2008!

ArtScene2Go Show Preview

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Free Rice

My friend Mary just sent me THIS and I've already crowned it my most favorite time waster/world saver. You've got to stop by and play- you won't be sorry!

Have a good day!

Monday, December 17, 2007


As I mentioned in my last entry, yesterday I was interviewed on a local cable show, ArtScene2Go on ETAccess, hosted by the amazing Sandy Day and Patrick Fletcher. And aside from having a great time--as witnessed in the picture below, taken by a fan in the audience-- aka- my husband!

I also learned something very important-- large hoop earrings have a mind of their own and will totally tweak without your permission-- as witnessed in this picture!

But crazy jewelry aside, I had an absolute blast! And all of my pre-interview nerves immediately subsided the moment I sat beside Sandy, who is not only a great host, but is also one of the most amazing people I know. Seriously, she's a whirl wind of energy and warmth who made me feel so comfortable I forgot I was being filmed--which may or may not be a good thing-- we'll just have to wait and see when the show debuts on December 31st!

Also, in the exciting news department, I just learned that SAVING ZOE was chosen as one of's "Best Books of 2007"--you can see the full list HERE.
And it's nominated, along with KISS & BLOG, for a CYBIL!

That's all for now! Have a good day everyone!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Hey Everyone-
I just learned that SAVING ZOE was mentioned on the CBS Early Show on a "Giving the Gift of Reading" segment as one of three books that was recommended for teens, and the cover is up on their site! Needless to say, I am over the moon with excitement!

You can see the post HERE.

Also, I'm on my way out the door to do an interview for a local cable channel! I'll be sure to post more details, and maybe even a clip, when I get them!

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Give a Little Bit

Just as I was seriously lamenting the rampant commercialization of the holiday season (4 Am shopping anyone??), I received an e-mail from Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of WHALE SONG, regarding THIS.

For those of you who don't want to click through, I will summarize by saying there's an organization called ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN'S ENRICHMENT, or ACE for short, whose mission is to help less fortunate families. Each year they compile a list of of names, ages, and holiday gift wishes of children who live at poverty level, and apparently, the hardest category to fill is teens, many of whom will receive no gifts to open.

I'm already a supporter of several different charities, but what really struck me about this particular list is that these teens weren't asking for the latest iPhone or Juicy Couture handbag, they were asking for things like school supplies, and books! A few of them even asked for my books! And it tugged at my heart so much, I wasted no time in contacting the charity, to see how I could help.

I ended up sponsoring two different teens, and the joy I received while wrapping and sending those gifts--- was a gift in itself.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Year of the Cat, Dog, Horse, Rabbitt, Bird, etc.

I'm blogging over HERE today, talking about my favorite childhood pets, so why not stop by and tell me all about yours??

Monday, December 10, 2007

Blue Monday

This is a picture of the BEST SAXOPHONIST EVER!!! Seriously. This guy is amazing and I was lucky enough to see him play last Saturday night with the also amazing Johnny V. And, of course, as usual for me, I forgot his name mere seconds after learning it. . .but I think it's Walter. . .at any rate, he truly rocks, and if you get a chance to see them, don't hesitate, just GO!!

Also, I wanted to give thanks to everyone who showed up and volunteered for the Young Women's Health Conference on December 1, it was an amazing event, and all 140 participants went home with an autographed copy of SAVING ZOE!

Okay, back to work for me-- Have a good week everyone!