Category: Author Blog

Some Guy’s Hat is Finished with Germany!

Some Guy’s Hat is Finished with Germany!

| January 14, 2016 | Reply

Last week was monumental–Some Guy’s Hat made it to the very last place in Germany for which there is an old souvenir pin on the hat(!!). Inzell, Germany is a lovely Bavarian town butting up against the Alps, which were lightly capped with snow.  Because it was Epiphany, nearly the entire town was shut down. […]

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Parenting Interview for Kinstantly.com

Parenting Interview for Kinstantly.com

| January 2, 2016 | Reply

I recently was interviewed for a parenting piece that was put out by Kinstantly.com, exploring German kindergartens and American parenting: “The country that invented kindergarten is doing something pretty great we should all pay attention to“ Check it out! http://blog.kinstantly.com/german-kindergarten/

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Illustrator Progress on The Day Flash Couldn’t Even

Illustrator Progress on The Day Flash Couldn’t Even

| December 27, 2015 | Reply

          I’m excited to report that Aaron Parrott, the illustrator with whom I’m collaborating on “The Day Flash Couldn’t Even,” is nearly finished with my manuscript.  It’s very exciting, and we are looking forward to querying agents next month!  That is all!  

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Road Trip!

Road Trip!

| December 24, 2015 | Reply

So…the other day I was thinking we need one last road trip before we enter austerity measures in anticipation of returning to the States in the summer (2016).  I somehow convinced my husband Tuesday night, that even though we originally were planning on driving west to Belgium a few days after Christmas, then home for a few days, then south to […]

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Remembering People at Christmas

Remembering People at Christmas

| December 23, 2015 | Reply

Today I have a post that isn’t light and fun. It’s a post about the people we need to keep in mind this holiday season–the people we don’t want to fall through the cracks at a time when they need our support. Family Deaths Don’t forget your friends and family who have lost loved ones. Maybe […]

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Book Review: German Men Sit Down To Pee

Book Review: German Men Sit Down To Pee

| December 12, 2015 | Reply

Author James Cave recently contacted me to ask if I would check out his recently-published book, German Men Sit Down To Pee & Other Insights Into German Culture. (Disclosure: He provided a copy at no cost to me) This is a fun but genuinely helpful book that gives newcomers, expats, and visitors to Deutschland good, accurate information […]

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