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How is Your Dream Unfolding?

In September 2014, I went to my first-ever writer's conference. When my longtime friend, Rachelle, proposed it, I was hesitant. I'd never been to a writer's conference before, and was I a real writer, anyway? Yes, I make a living writing, but does that even count? We...

We finally did it! The Beginning of a New Era.

Things have taken a very exciting turn in my family's household this month. Last week, we finally did it. We bought an RV. We have been waiting for this for years.   Camping is one of our favorite things to do as a family. Whenever we take longer tent camping...

The End of an Era

Things had reached a breaking point in the Dartt household two and a half years ago. My own freelance work was coming in like crazy, and as a work-from-home mom of 3 little kids (then ages 6, 8, and 2), I was constantly dividing my attention between the kids and the...

The Importance of Celebrating

My name is Hilary, and I'm an achievement junkie. Here's the thing: I have a hard time celebrating. I've read so many discussion threads where someone would post the question: "How do you celebrate when you finish the first draft of a new novel?" Some people have a...

The Truth About the 7-Year Itch.

So, you've heard of the 7-Year Itch, right? It's a belief that marital happiness declines after 7 years. Science supports it - the median length of marriages ending in divorce has hovered around the 7-year mark for decades. My husband and I are about to celebrate our...

The Countdown is On! Book Release in 1…

The countdown has officially begun! "The Dating Intervention" will be available for purchase in 1 day. As promised, I'm giving a photo tour to share with you some of the real-life places and events that inspired scenes and ideas in the novel. Day 10. The granite...

New Book: Little Moments by Madison Street

"Little Moments" is the second book by Madison Street. It's a sequel to "Little Things," and it's available for purchase now at major retailers. Here's an Excerpt: I smile at her recognition and notice she begins to shiver. “Hey, are you cold? I can make a fresh batch...

Sneak Peek: Countdown to my Book Release

Twelve years ago, I moved from a small Central California beach town to a small Arizona cowboy town. "Culture shock" doesn't even touch the transition. My first summer in Arizona, I was working as a reporter for the daily paper here, and my editors sent me to the...

In Which I Nail Down A Release Date. And freak out.

Call it serendipity. Call it the universe aligning. Call it what you will, but it's official: I have a date for my book launch. The Dating Intervention will be on virtual shelves August 1. (It's the story of Delaney Collins, who is so terrible at dating that her best...