I'm in Los Angeles, hanging with my brothers, my sister, my niece and nephew, my agent and my mother and her special lady friend, and counting the days until the July 13 release of FLY AWAY HOME.

You can read the first chapter on the home page of my website...and if you need a little more Weiner to tide you over until July, pick up the current issue of Redbook. I wrote a two-part short story about an imploding marriage, a canceled business trip, and anonymous hotel sex (among other things). It's called "The Half-Life," and I really dig it. I especially liked the challenge of writing a kind of cliff-hanger. I hope you'll enjoy Part One, and pick up the August issue of the magazine to find out how it all turns out.

Happy reading!

Last but not least, I know I'm not blogging the way I used to -- blame the kids, I think -- but I do tweet quite a bit, and I'm on Facebook, too. Keep in touch, and I hope to see lots of you when I hit the road in July.

Jen