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Every year I run this amazing week-long summer camp.

One of my all-time favorites is my Harry Potter party.  Thanks to the imagination of JK Rowlings there are literally hundreds of amazing party possibilities; from the first book and experience, which includes a trip to Diagon Alley, a ride on the Hogwarts Express, and Potions with Snape to book 4 with the Tri-Wizard Tournament, and finally to the culmination of them all in book number 7 with the

At the risk of sounding like my grandpa Yocom ("when I was a kid, we had to walk 7 miles uphill, in the snow, without a jacket, or shoes to get to the bus stop that would take us to the local school 25 miles away...and we were grateful...") things were just better when I was growing up.  

Everyone teases me about how much I love Sacramento.  I've been enamored with the City ever since I started doing my monthly guest appearances on Sac and Co in 2014.  My husband Scott and I were on a book promo tour, and the group ended up liking us so much, they started inviting us back for a monthly guest spot.  My love of the City grew and I started referring t

I was one of those incredibly lucky kids who grew up in an era where the "arts" (and when I say this I include things like metal shop, sewing, cooking, screen printing, woodworking, music, and visual arts) were all part of our curriculum.  This was the days before coding, so as kids in middle school, we were given the opportunity to try everything from baking cinnamon rolls to oil changes (and if you don't think that's an art, stop reading right now!).