Glitter Nail Polish Obsession

I have decided that I shall wear glitter nail polish on a regular basis. I very rarely paint my nails, but I am going to start. And I will raid my teenage daughter’s massive polish collection and try ALL of the glitter ones. Why? Because I like sparkle. My blonde hair has added sparkle now […]

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Windy City RWA Retreat

Sometimes you just need to retreat. As in heading to a wonderful, rejuvenating writer’s retreat! Last weekend I went to Chicago for the Windy City RWA Retreat. I am not a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America), but I had to go because one of my favorite writers was the featured speaker. I […]

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Rearranging The Puzzle

  It’s a new school year for my kids–the time of year where many people, including me, are compelled to make fresh starts. And that is what I am doing. This past year I smacked into a mid-life “awakening” (we won’t call it a crisis – even though it has felt like that sometimes). Do […]

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Book Release Week In Pictures

I love ebooks, but there’s nothing like getting paperback copies of your brand new book baby! Yeehaw! #1!! Oooh…Amazon didn’t put those nifty little banners on the “Also Bought” books when Pies & Peril was released in July. Editing Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes so I could turn it in to my publisher on February 28. […]

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Mistakes Are Awesome!

Okay…some mistakes are awesome. That ex-boyfriend that seemed awesome in college was still a mistake that should’ve been avoided. But sometimes things that seem like mistakes are really more like your subconscious telling you what you need before you know you need it. See that package above? You may have seen it before in the […]

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Win A Kindle Fire!

To celebrate the release of Cozy Christmas Capers, some author friends and I are giving away a Kindle Fire HDX this weekend. Just follow this link to the Laffeinated Ink blog to enter. Good luck!   […]

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Kimchi Craving

On Tuesday I turned Chicken Soup & Homicide in to my publisher. All summer there was a lot going on with life in general, beyond my writing life, so getting the book whipped into shape over the last month and a half was intense. I’ve written before about how I end up with food obsessions […]

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Coming Soon

We’re heading into the last week of summer here at Chez Gradowski. That basically amounts to me almost losing my mind between making sure the kids have everything to start school (there’s always something essential that isn’t thought of until the last minute) and anticipation of some yummy quiet so my writing muses can actually […]

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Currently… Post #1

It’s the last month of summer vacation. I’m feeling more than a bit frazzled between what seems to be a never ending lineup of appointments, getting the kids ready for school, several writing deadlines and the general busyness of family life. So I’ve decided to try some fill in the blank-style micro blog posts. Little […]

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What A Week!

Thank you to everybody that has helped make this week fabulous! As of right now, Pies & Peril is still #1 on the Cozy Culinary Mystery bestseller list on Amazon. I am truly amazed and humbled. This afternoon the UPS man brought me a big box of paperback copies. It’s a happy- happy- joy- joy […]

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