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A Day in the Life of a (Slightly Demented) Author/Blogger

(An alternate title for this blogpost would be: "Why You should Never trust Book Deadlines from Authors who have Five Children, especially disorganized, chaotic authors - because their books will ALWAYS be Late. Always.")A Typical MondayI get up at 5.30am, which I absolutely hate doing, especially if I’ve only just gone to bed at 2am.… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a (Slightly Demented) Author/Blogger

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Ingredients for a great romance.

                                      Start with some of this...I love going to the movies. I like the popcorn, the Diet Coke and the possibility of an ice cream. I like being swept away by a super duper story on screen.… Continue reading Ingredients for a great romance.

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Six Sleepless Favorites

As 2011 wraps up, it's that time of year when everybody and their donkey's aunt starts compiling lists. Today marks the official anniversary of the Young and Restless Family's move from Samoa to NZ. Daaayuum we made it! One year. Looking back over a year of blogging and more blogging, I realized that this blog… Continue reading Six Sleepless Favorites

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It’s NOT a ‘happy place’. Why you shouldnt go to the gym.

Mean Matt's Twin BrotherThe other day, someone called the gym their " happy place." I couldnt see how that could be possible. Unless they've started serving Diet Coke and Doritos at the gym. And Ryan Reynolds is doing the serving. So I went to my gym to check.My usual nice personal trainer Steve was on holiday. He had… Continue reading It’s NOT a ‘happy place’. Why you shouldnt go to the gym.

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A Hate List.

I read this article today about how hatred is bad for you. Negativity is poison. So we should work on eliminating it so we can be more healthy, successful (and beautiful) people. With that in mind, I decided to make a list of all the stuff that drives me nuts, all the people that i… Continue reading A Hate List.

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If all your dreams came true.

The other day the Princess asked me "What would you wish for if all your dreams could come true?"And before I could stop them, my thoughts took off with a flying leap and I was transported to an otherworld of delight...There I was, attending some fabulous awards ceremony where the movie adaptation of my book… Continue reading If all your dreams came true.

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Who’s the idiot?!

The good ole days. At least back then...they actually served you and pumped the gas... Sometimes I feel like Im surrounded by idiots. Truly. Like everyone around me just came down in the last rainshower. From planet Stupid. We stopped at a gas station today. Unlike Samoa - EVERYWHERE here is self service. Back home I… Continue reading Who’s the idiot?!