Ann Interviews Holly, Samantha and Summer

Ann Interviews Holly, Samantha and Summer

Ann Garvin interviews her characters from her best selling book I THOUGHT YOU SAID THIS WOULD WORK. Ann: Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me right in the middle of your road trip. Katie said you would be great about it. Holly: How is Katie? Do we know anything about her blood...

New Math for an Old Heart

New Math for an Old Heart

New Math for an Old Heart I’m writing this sitting next to my ex-husband in the cardiovascular ICU at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No, John and I don’t talk about getting back together, but this is still a love story. This is John’s third open-heart surgery. 1998:  When John was...

One Sentence That Set Me Free-ish

One Sentence That Set Me Free-ish

One Sentence That Set Me Free-ish Last year I went on a second date with a nice man I wasn't interested in. If I'm honest, I've done this quite a lot. On the surface it isn't a horrible practice. I think it shows I have an understanding that people, like books or movies, might need a few pages or...

Dear Darling,

Dear Darling,

I hear there is a lot of body angst going on whilst we've been holed up watching Netflix and buying the right face mask that perfectly encapsulates our personality.  Some bodies have stayed the same, but facial hair has gone free-range (me). Some bodies have created a brand new shape (no judgment...

Two Single Women

Two Single Women

Two single women with too much hair, two generations, locked in a tiny house with one barking dog, one virus and no vaccine. A scriptwriter would never write the movie of our life, mine and Meg’s, my twenty-one-year-old daughter, even though it has the set-up and tension for a real blockbuster....

Revision. Oh my God, Revision.

Revision. Oh my God, Revision.

Revision. Oh my God, Revision. Say it with me: Revision.  Let's get right to it because that's the first lesson in revision. You have to edit your writing. And you can't write anything worth reading without it. [Tweet "Let's get right to it because that's the first lesson in revision. You have to...

Yes, I know I write about dogs too much.

Yes, I know I write about dogs too much.

Yes, I know I write about dogs too much, but my dog is the only person I see lately (don’t even try to tell me Peanut isn’t a person). This story is about another dog that was in my life. Millie a regal black labradoodle who reminded me of the wonder of dogs, kind people, and we’re all in this...

What Can Anyone Say?

What Can Anyone Say?

I mean honestly you guys, what can anyone say these days? I don’t want to talk about Covid. I’m sick of Covid. But when I opened my email to write about my dog Peanut and his escapades on our flight to California (more on that in a minute), my daughter the ICU nurse, texted me. JULIE: I’m scared....