A Letter to the Reader of Most of All You

Dear Cherished Reader, I’m often asked where the inspiration for my stories comes from. The true answer is that it’s different every single time. In the case of MOST OF ALL YOU, it started with Bob Marley. Last year at some point, I read a quote often attributed to the musical legend, and it sort of stuck in the back of my mind, and I found myself thinking about it now and again. It goes like this: “If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If…

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The Violence of Comparison

Cade brought home a note from his camp teacher last week, telling us what a kind, funny boy he is and how he is such a good friend to everyone. Now, before anyone starts getting jealous about my perfect children, let me reassure you that I’ve received plenty of the “other” type of note, too. But that’s for a different post. I wrapped my arms around him and praised him highly, telling him that he should be proud of what a good little person he is. Lila, standing nearby, put her hands on her hips, her eyes flaring with indignation,…

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Q&A With Mia About Grayson’s Vow (Now Available)

Hi there! Because I’ve been receiving many messages about Grayson’s Vow from readers, I thought I’d answer some of the most commonly asked questions (plus a few extra) right here! (Grayson’s Vow, A Sign of Love, Libra is now available on all platforms). Q) “Mia, the setting in Grayson’s Vow is so beautiful and was almost another character in your story. Have you ever been to Napa? I want to book a trip there now. Katy M.” A) Thanks, Katy! Yes, actually, I have been to Napa and it’s a special location for me as it was the first trip…

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