Audiobook: Chapter 7

The trouble with Zoom calls is how visible you are to everybody else—and to yourself. As Claire goes through the news budget with the rest of the staff, I find my attention wandering to Rashima who’s got the baby on her lap.
She’s my hero during this crisis.

Chapter 8—Jessica: In Case of Emergency

I woke up feeling like a little like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day.” I know that’s not an original thought but it’s totally appropriate. Today looks pretty much like yesterday. I look at my calendar and every tomorrow looks like today.

Audiobook: Chapter 6

Here is the audio version of  the next chapter of Falling in Love While Working From Home, Chapter 6—DAN: WHY’D SHE HAVE TO BE SO GOOD? Jessica finds herself on the hot seat during an editorial meeting. And who’s laughing at her? Dan. Only Dan thinks he’s trying to be a nice guy to the newbie.…

Chapter 7—JESSICA: The Trouble with Zoom

Chapter 7 March 24, 12:05 p.m. Jessica: THE TROUBLE WITH ZOOM The trouble with Zoom calls is how visible you are to everybody else—and to yourself. As Claire goes through the news budget with the rest of the staff, I find my attention wandering to Rashima who’s got the baby on her lap.  She’s my…

Audiobook: Chapter 5

Here is the audio version of  the next chapter of Falling in Love While Working From Home, Chapter 5—JESSICA: I hate Dan It’s not a good day. Exhausted after her first week, JESSICA has to weather criticism from Claire, an argument with Lori and another with DAN. The pandemic lockdown is taking a toll. She’s got…

Audiobook: Chapter 4

Here is the audio version of  the next chapter of Falling in Love While Working From Home, Chapter 4—DAN: I MISS SOPHIE. DAN has been trying to repair a slightly dented reputation in the newsroom when JESSICA, the newbie, beats him to the front page story. Damn, how he misses Sophie. But she doesn’t work at…

Chapter 5—JESSICA: I hate Dan

Chapter 5 March 23, 4:30 p.m. Jessica: CRITICISM FROM ALL SIDES When I hang up from my unpleasant call with Claire, I just sit there. I worked twelve-hour days all last week—with time set aside to help Lori with her schoolwork—and it already looks like I’ll be doing it again this week.  Though I’m working…

Audiobook: Chapter 3

Already I can see she’s going to be such a stuck-up snob. That’s Johnzzzz Hopkins, Jessica says.
“And you’ll be working with Dan on this.” When I hear my editor say my name I refocus on the laptop screen.

Chapter 4—Dan: She’s not Sophie

Chapter 4 March 16, 1:30 p.m. Dan: SHE’S NOT SOPHIE “She’s certainly not Sophie.” One glance at Rex’s big black and tan face and I can tell he doesn’t care. He looks up from the rug at the front door with his world-weary gaze. He’s probably still trying to figure out why I’m here, why…