Category Archives: illness

The Six Lessons Vertigo Taught Me

1. Appreciate the Small Things From December through April, walking around outside went from impossible to challenging to doable with care. Being able to move my gaze around the yard while I am walking Emerson is a new treat. 2. … Continue reading

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Taking My Time

  I spent the past year rushing. Rushing to get revisions done. Rushing to line up promo events. Rushing to create marketing materials. Rushing. Rushing. Rushing. I can’t remember a single moment where I wasn’t trying to do something faster … Continue reading

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A Little Update

I hope everyone had a good holiday. It’s been a touch road lately, but I’m making progress. My vertigo turned out to be a kind that doesn’t just clear up on its own. I’ve been going to vestibular therapy all … Continue reading

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When You Start to Spin

November has been a tough month. Mostly because when something is wrong, it’s my instinct to hide it. Ignore it and pretend it’s not happening. I’m incredibly good at rationalizing away whatever bad, scary thing is happening until it overwhelms … Continue reading

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The End of the Book Tour

This was my last appearance in October at the Boston Book Festival in the Sisters in Crime booth. The day before I got taken down by a nasty respiratory infection. I’ve been offline most of the past 2 weeks getting … Continue reading

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Sick Days

I’m down with a bad respiratory infection. Had to cancel my trip to Nashville. My entire week in Nashville and NYC was ruined. I’ve been in bed all week trying to breathe. I’m closing comments because I need some more … Continue reading

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