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I always wanted to write a book—something substantial with a real beginning, middle, and end. But despite the success of my first book, a collection of short stories (which you can view in its entirety by clicking here), I could never manage to sit down and do it. A few years ago some friends suggested my Christmas letter would make an entertaining novel. I thought they might be on to something. I haven't put down the pen yet. (okay, okay. I write at the computer. You know what I mean.) I've got a few projects in the works, and am having a lot of fun turning them into something real. Look here to see the Christmas letters that inspired it all.

Confessions of a Frog Kisser

Confessions of a Frog Kissser is my debut novel. It chronicles the 37th year of Sam Emerson, a vibrant and single woman who is darn sick and tired of kissing frogs. In one action-packed year she loves, loses love, loves again, and finally (it's about damn time) she takes a look at why her relationships never go anywhere. The story is only 50% autobiographical, but I'm staying totally mum on which 50%. According to my ten-year old niece, there is too much swearing and sex. According to my eight-year old nephew, there is no way Sam is a babe. I'll just have to let my readers judge for themselves on both counts.

You don't have to rely on the opinions of the under 20 set. Click here to download Chapter 1 and judge for yourself. If you like what you see, you can buy the whole thing. You can also get a range of Frog Kisser products, which make excellent gifts for your friends (or yourself).

The Hunting Widows Guide to Cooking Great Venison

My next venture is a cookbook because when life hands you vension, you make venison burgers. Yes, I married a hunter, and as a result have about 100 pounds of meat in my freezer at all times. So I've been learning how to make delicious, gourmet meals. My plan is to launch a web site to show case the recipes, and as soon as I have enough, I'll write a cook book. Stay tuned!

Confessions of a Frog Kisser