My computer took a brief hiatus, which sent me into a tailspin. What about all my writing? Had I backed any of it up? What about that manuscript I’d been working on for a client? Was all that work wasted? I’m happy to say that all files are safe and sound, but do you know…

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Monday evening, 8:14 p.m. Just as I’m getting ready to head up to put Melina to bed, my phone rings. A call from the place my parents live at this time of the night doesn’t bode well, especially when it’s not my dad doing the calling. “Christina? It’s Pam. Your dad is complaining of chest…

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