An anxiety-inducing mixture of excitement and terror.
We had our big now what? moment and stumbled ahead, knowing that we had to do something to reconnect as the couple that fell in love all those years ago.
We’ve found that the key is… CONTINUE READING >>
Now, as a wise woman with over half a century behind me, I can reflect back on our relationship and see things with the clarity and compassion of 20/20 hindsight.
Yeah, right. I haven’t seen anything 20/20 in decades.
We’ve had our ups and downs, like any… CONTINUE READING >>
David sits down after the screening with the film’s director and producer, Bill Pohlad (12 Years a Slave, Wild), to chat a bit about the extent of Brian Wilson’s involvement… CONTINUE READING >>
In my twenties, David would affectionately tease me about my “worry line.” He would always know when something was amiss, all he had to do was look between my eyes.
Fast forward thirty (or so) years and, still, I squint on. The squinting’s worst when I’m writing – I don’t even realized I’m doing it.
And Grandma was right, my face… CONTINUE READING >>
Veronica and David James were living on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands when the last of their three kids flew off to college. Some of us might have opted to stay in that tropical paradise, but the Jameses knew they needed a change… SEE THE FULL STORY
Please don’t refer to your children as “spawn”. It sounds so disrespectful…
You refer to your daughter as “Piglet”… How would you like being referred to as “piglet’ or “spawn”?” Have you ever asked her?
I’ve wanted to respond for a while now, but it didn’t feel right before I got my hands on the hilarious evidence behind our nicknaming… CONTINUE READING >>
That’s not a long shot, is it?
Click in for the lowdown on the incredible voice actors of the audiobook version of Going Gypsy – and how David may soon become a zombie!
We’re also giving away a copy of the audiobook so… CONTINUE READING >>
Like living to 120 years old or climbing Mount Everest.
Of the three, the most feasible to me was the jump.
Which turned out to be a bit odd, because there was no… CONTINUE READING >>
There are few words to describe our feelings about the outpouring of love and wonderfulness that was Going Gypsy‘s release party.
So, very unlike our wordy selves, we shall let pictures say the thousand words.
As if a thousand words could ever be enough… CONTINUE READING >>
My questions of appropriateness have actually turned into a LIST of questions of appropriateness:
Should I stop wearing shorts?
What about sleeveless blouses?
Is my hair too long?
When should I stop dying it?
Should I do something about my wrinkles?… CONTINUE READING >>
9. He drops the F-bomb right in front of you. With no fear of an Ivory Soap sandwich.
8. You realize that you are sitting in the back seat. Of her car.
6. She absentmindedly… CONTINUE READING >>
An outdoorsy-type wanting to get back to nature, or a college student looking to pump up your resume in a meaningful way?
The Parks Service provides wonderful ways to help preserve America’s natural heritage.
And now is the time to prepare for next summer’s adventure… CONTINUE READING >>
There are so many people to thank…
Skyhorse Publishing, Tony Lyons, and Jay Cassell for taking a chance on a crazy story like ours.
Beth Lieberman and Jenny Pierson, our editors. Beth stuck with us from first draft through the daunting task of finding a publisher and her guidance was flawless. Simply stated, Beth is the best.
Jenny rescued us from Unknown Writer’s Purgatory, raved about us to her bosses, championed our ridiculous ideas and held our hands as we baby stepped our way into the publishing process.
To everyone who agreed to let us write about them in our wacky way. You are good sports.
And thanks to all of you for coming along on our wild adventure.
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It’s DAYS away from the release of Going Gypsy and we’re so excited (and nervous)!
We are indescribably grateful to the wonderful people who have given us their congratulations – cheered us on – and offered help in getting the word out.
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Piles of throw-away snapshots that you can’t bear to throw away. Before digital cameras, our generation put every picture — no matter how bad — into a photo album. After all, they were precious – and we shelled out big bucks to have them developed.
Then there are the CLASSICS. The ones you should have thrown away, but instead you frame them. This one is ours.
Think about it, we thought we were sitting for a lovely family portrait. Clearly, all heck is breaking loose and none of us could… CONTINUE READING >>