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Thank you Loriann!!! It was a great surprise!! Wishing you well!
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2019 on New year, new cover at //halu-halo dot net//
Now that it's a little more than four months to publication, there has been more action behind the scenes. I'm working diligently on SUNSET IN MANILA BAY (out spring 2020), and I'm feeling the crunch of its deadline looming. There's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at //halu-halo dot net//
I'm sitting in my pajamas, feeling the hangover of a late night. As an early riser, New Years Eve is always a little bit of a struggle, with my internal clock reminding me at 9, then 10, and then 11... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at //halu-halo dot net//
And here it is!! Long awaited but definitely worth it! It's the cover to THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER, which will be out in paperback and in e-reader April 23, 2019 from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. ~~~ The synopsis:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at //halu-halo dot net//
Summer means more time on Rig, our 26-foot motorhome. We have her de-winterized, we stock her cupboards with food and clothing, firewood and charcoal, and we hit the road. We looooove to road trip. Every aspect of it: the pack... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at //halu-halo dot net//
Here's the link to me picking the winner:
Thank you, everyone!! The giveaway is now closed--winner to be announced soon!
Excuse this bad word but DAYUMMMMM. It's been a year, friends! One year since the publication of my debut, NORTH TO YOU! It's been one year with three published books, a fourth in edits, and a next novel in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at //halu-halo dot net//
My goodness, it's May! The D.C. area went from snowmageddon to hot, soupy, and rainy weather, and I have been on a rollercoaster of edits and periods of rest. Yes! I turned in THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER, my... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at //halu-halo dot net//
I named this blog Halu-Halo, which means "mix." It's a mix of my everyday, of what's inspired me, what's taught me, and what's humbled me. From mothering, to crafting, to writing, it encompasses an imperfect life filled with joy and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at //halu-halo dot net//
Hi Nadine! Thanks for coming by! And yes! When kids can't come up with something to be grateful about, it's definitely a sign of a longer conversation after dinnertime. I've already found myself changing how I see the day, when I jot down my three things at night. :)
Welcome to a Halu-Halo series: Author-ish. Halu-halo, as a blog, has always focused on inspiration, and our interviews will ask authors about theirs. Author-ish is named as such because these interviews won't be about the craft of writing, but more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at //halu-halo dot net//
Happy New Year dearest friends! This is the twelfth new year we're celebrating on this blog! I just counted it out on my fingers and gasped at how much time has passed, and how Typepad has kept me as a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at //halu-halo dot net//
There's so much swirling around these days--so much devastation, so much news. It's unrelenting. It's overwhelming, but it forces each of us to refocus. If we took everything into ourselves, we would not be able to get up in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at //halu-halo dot net//
Our second son, C, was born 18 months after our first child. Rambunctious from the beginning in my belly, hard to deliver (vacuum extraction) and surprising us with a good two months of colic, he was the opposite of our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at //halu-halo dot net//
My very first post on this platform was on August 1, 2007. Ten years ago, my oldest was six, and my youngest child, now seven, was truly just a wish in my heart. We'd just moved into a townhouse and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at //halu-halo dot net//
Tomorrow, when I wake up a little before 5 a.m., I will do so as a published author. In less than two hours, NORTH TO YOU, the first book of the Journey to the Heart series will hit the e-readers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at //halu-halo dot net//
Two weeks ago, I turned in copyedits for NORTH TO YOU. Copyedits: the last time I can do any changes. Copyedits: the last moment when I see my work as a manuscript, before it becomes a book. I might have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at //halu-halo dot net//
My friend Judy took me on a few hikes on the Appalachian Trail last year. It was my first foray into hiking. A novice, I relied on her sense of direction and general know-how navigating the trails. Using the combination... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at //halu-halo dot net//
I spent most of my day reading through my previous blog posts here on Halu-Halo. Years, my friends...years of logging down birthdays, anniversaries, milestones, moves, and projects. Over a decade of writing feelings out in public when the blogging community... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at //halu-halo dot net//
Thank you so much for your support, Karen!
Thank you, Tita!
Thanks, Asa! Hope to see you at RWA this year!
Thank you so much, Loriann!