The Sky is Blue

After being discouraged from taking an art class while in high school, I decided to use one of my electives in college to take a Drawing course. I had always enjoyed art, so it seemed like a good choice to expand my skills and learn new techniques. Long story short, I hated it. But I... Continue Reading →

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First Impressions

Despite all the times I've been told how important it is to make a good first impression, I notoriously suck at it. Really, I should say it's a (constant) work in progress, because I am (constantly) working on it. I have a few things working against me from the get go. The first is occasionally crippling... Continue Reading →

A Glimpse….

It's been two years since my YA novel  I'm With You came out, and though I hope to have my next YA/Fantasy novel out soon, I feel like I haven't shared anything about my next project other than some vague comments. So, here's an excerpt from the MS in its current state - obviously, since I'm... Continue Reading →

Home

Welcoming my favorite month with a poem. Happy October! Hope you enjoy!   Home There is a light in her window. A hopeful flicker, or is it only melting wax? Minutes dripping to nothing? A glimpse of distant shores, left you yearning for the foreign and the wild. She is neither of those things. She... Continue Reading →

Autumn

All seasons have their own unique appeal and their own exclusive perks. My favorite season used to be winter.... until I learned how to drive. After several horrifying and near life-ending experiences navigating snowstorms in my old Subaru and my current Nissan, I no longer hold such favorable opinions of winter. Winter is also mega-depressing,... Continue Reading →

A Few Words

Scrounging up confidence, battling insecurity, and facing internal and external opposition is a day-to-day struggle for some writers. Myself included. And it's not only with writing - it can bleed into other aspects of life, as well. It has been difficult lately to sit down and write and work on queries. Nagging "what ifs?" and... Continue Reading →

DNF

As an avid reader, I try my hardest to adhere to the policy that if I start a book, I must finish it. I am far more strict when it comes to films - especially if I am seeing them in theaters - but still have similar standards for books. I don't like leaving unfinished... Continue Reading →

Jury Duty

Parking garages should not be so full this early. The clock says "7:11." And the paper said be here by "8." I knew I should have stopped at Starbucks. Though the world's strongest latte could not prepare me for this. No phone, no computer, no internet, no outside contact. Just a room, 200 strangers, and... Continue Reading →

Books I “Hate”

I mean... "hate" is a strong word, and it implies a whole slew of negative things, which is not my intention with this post. All of the books mentioned here are great books, most with legendary authors who have more talent in their pinkie fingers than I have in my entire body. I just didn't... Continue Reading →

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