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Sunday Snippet: The Start of a New Year Memos Edition

Every so often, I do a memos edition–just random stuff that’s on my mind and needs to be dumped. This is one… feel free to add your own memos in the comments. I love it when you share!

Dear Winter,

Make up your mind already…snow and desperately freezing temperatures or mild and teasing us with spring? My daffodils are confused and so am I.




Dear Creative Brain,

One book at a time, okay? Stay focused, finish Cam and Harper’s story, then you can move on.




Dear Chocolate,

Yes, I know you are delicious and wonderful and taste like magic, but you have to stop calling to me. Just no.




Dear Bruised Body,

Aging is tough, particularly on someone who is already a little bit klutzy, but honestly, your legs look like you’ve been beaten and that bump on your head hurts every time you brush your hair. Slow down. Watch where you’re going, okay?

Oh, and on that same note, bones–what the hell? I’ve been pouring calcium into you for the past four years, and this is how you repay me–with a sucky bone scan result? And now, another prescription med to add to the endless list of heart meds I already take. Sigh.




Dear Book Promo,

I know. I know. You’re waiting, jiggling your knee and drumming your fingers on the desk waiting for me to get started. Writing has had to take precedence, but I’ll be there this week, I promise.



Gratitude for this week: Snow! Lovely snow! A grand long weekend with pal Moe; Grandboy’s band concert was such a treat! Writing is going pretty well; I’m up to 10 reps with my weights–strength training is important.

Stay well, stay safe (we’re still in a surge, so masks, yeah?), be kind, and most of all, mes amis, stay grateful!

P.S. On February 22, Home to River’s Edge will be on sale on BookBub for just 99 cents! If you haven’t met the Weaver Sisters yet, this is the book to start with, so nab it at this special price! The sale won’t last long! 

She’s determined to start a new chapter, so why is she still drawn to a man from her past?

When Jasmine Weaver, the chief of staff to a powerful D.C. congresswoman, chose integrity, she didn’t anticipate ringing in the New Year disgraced, unemployed, and sleeping in her childhood bedroom. Now back in River’s Edge, Indiana, identical triplet Jazz has her sisters’ support while she plans her next steps. She agrees to lead the committee for their high school’s fifteenth reunion, never dreaming that her co-chair is the man who broke her teenage heart.

As the new CEO of Walker Construction, Elias Walker has taken the family business to new levels of success. He’s buried himself in work to ease the grief of losing his fiancé several years earlier and wants nothing more than to be a carpenter again. Elias grudgingly agrees to co-chair the high school’s reunion committee, but when Jazz Weaver blows into town, suddenly anything seems possible.

These high school sweethearts have lived half their lives apart. Can they reinvent themselves back in the town where it all began?


  • Kimberly Field

    Dear Mother Nature,

    Can we stop with the weekly atmospheric rivers? Haven’t you heard that it never rains in Southern California?

    Do I need a boat?

    Dear stomach.

    I need you to play nice, I have a ton of things to take care of and do.

    Should I put a tv in the bathroom?

  • Nancy

    Nan, this is such fun! I love these memos. Here’s one of mine:

    Dear Mind,

    When you’re on a mini vacation, please stop thinking about work and new ways to promote books. You’re on a break, for Pete’s sake!

    Relaxing Me

  • Liz Flaherty

    Like the memos! I just looked over at the notebook beside me and the note that says: Look up what Cari said.
    Hmm…I have to wonder what that means. Cari’s a preacher–she says a lot,