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Dana Hemelt

In her head, Dana is the next great novelist, stand up comic, fashionista, and interior decorator trapped in the body and life of a suburban mom. Her two teenagers disagree, but love her anyway. Her first published work was a logic puzzle picked up by a game magazine in the early 1990s. Now she writes whatever she wants on her blog, Kiss my List. (link to blog: http://kissmylist.coom

My earliest recollection of Valentine’s Day was from the third grade. I pasted paper doilies and construction paper hearts on a Buster Brown shoe box, and carefully spelled my name out above the slit my mother had cut in the lid. I dumped the box’s contents on the butcher block kitchen table that afternoon, sifting through the cards until I found the ONE. …

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