Some dear friends and relatives have informed me that I need to not be afraid to toot my own horn. It’s hard when you do pr for others and then you have to talk about YOURSELF. (When all I really want to do is vent about mommy stuff, like the crack problem that emerges every time I bend down in my jeans. I know you know what I’m talkin’ about.) I’d like to mention that these wonderful friends and family members hardly ever go on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. They don’t live under a rock, they’re just a little anti-social media. I still love them dearly…they just never see my Tweets. 😉

OKAY. So here it goes:

– An Award? You know how Ben Stiller’s parents in Meet the Fockers kept his 13th place ribbons and awards? I actually won something for real(z)! And it’s not 13th place! IT’S FIRST PLACE! No way? WAY! My book, How to Spread Sanity on a Cracker, took home a FIRST PLACE AWARD in the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival! Woot Woot. Or Toot toot! Yes, I was very shocked, and very excited. I celebrated with a bowl of Hershey’s kisses and a couple Coronas. 

– Thursday, April 25 – I’m joining an array of local authors at Barnes & Noble in Warwick for a LOCAL AUTHORS Night! If you want to meet 12 authors in one place, you NEED to stop by! It starts at 6 p.m.! More details here!

– Saturday, May 4 – I’m honored to announce that I’m part of the Listen to Your Mother Providence cast. It’s a show, but not really. Because it’s a reading. Think Vagina Monologues without celebrities…and without the word “vaginas”. It’s a national reading series that gives Mother’s Day a microphone. Listen to Your Mother is featured in 24 cities across the country. I’ll be writing about it more soon. I’m honored that I made the cast for Providence’s inaugural show, May 4 at 2 p.m. at the Providence Public Library. I’m shocked, humbled and floored to be a part of this amazing cast. All I can say is bring a box of tissues and wear a mini-pad. You’ll be laughing and crying, laughing and crying for 90 minutes. More details and ticket info here!