April at Casa Chaos

April flew by before I knew it, and I’m pretty sure I know why. It’s because I never did sticky notes for the month – March sticky notesso I never felt like I had a handle on what was happening – so I just drifted through instead of carpe-ing the diem, and all that jazz. You can bet your bootie I won’t be making THAT mistake again.

Here’s what I know happened in April:

  • the girls had ten days off school
  • the husband went to Israel for a week
  • these two events happened simultaneously
  • and, purely coincidentally, there was a sharp uptick in the rate of alcohol and chocolate consumption here at Casa Chaos.


Everything else is kind of a blur, but there was more … I got to celebrate Easter at my own church, which hasn’t happened in YEARS. We refused the NY State math and English tests.We went to Boston to see the Geeks and the Mensch.  This past weekend, Hubs’ brother came for a visit.

For people who are socially challenged, we saw a lot of folks!

Writing has been problematic. Not because of time as much as I’ve been banging my head against a story that I have finally admitted I can’t make work. Time to step back and let the story unfold the way the characters want to tell it. Dagnabbit. So much for that whole “the author has final control” thing!

My Goodreads giveaway runs until May 15. If you haven’t entered and you would like a get-it-before-you-can-buy-it copy of A Family Come True, hop over and enter!

Finally, in June I’ll be hosting a very special even here on the blog to help celebrate the book’s release. Make sure to keep checking back!

What I’m Reading:

Royal WeThe Royal We, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.

I finished this book last week and haven’t been able to start another one yet because I am still living in Bex and Nick land. I mean. just read this description, folks:

“I might be Cinderella today, but I dread who they’ll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next.”

American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.

Dating Nick immerses Bex in ritzy society, dazzling ski trips, and dinners at Kensington Palace with him and his charming, troublesome brother, Freddie. But the relationship also comes with unimaginable baggage: hysterical tabloids, Nick’s sparkling and far more suitable ex-girlfriends, and a royal family whose private life is much thornier and more tragic than anyone on the outside knows. The pressures are almost too much to bear, as Bex struggles to reconcile the man she loves with the monarch he’s fated to become.

Which is how she gets into trouble.

Now, on the eve of the wedding of the century, Bex is faced with whether everything she’s sacrificed for love-her career, her home, her family, maybe even herself-will have been for nothing.

What I’m Listening To:

This one. Over and over and over.