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Pros and Cons of Winter

Pros and Cons of Winter

If you know anything about me, it’s that I don’t like the cold. Every winter reinforces my reasons without fail: It’s cold. It’s dry, so much that my skin cracks, especially lips and hands. Wet socks. Wet cold that seeps into bones and actively dampens […]

Transformations of Genre

Transformations of Genre

Currently reading (consuming/listening): The Invasion of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen, and A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness. Megan’s recent blog post made me chuckle, namely because I haven’t been able to use my local library according to it’s designed intent, even though I live only five minutes […]

HAVING FUN ISN’T HARD WHEN YOU HAVE A LIBRARY CARD

HAVING FUN ISN’T HARD WHEN YOU HAVE A LIBRARY CARD

I love libraries. You’re probably not shocked. From a young age, I learned… Arthur was a great show. In addition to learning how to spell A-A-R-D-V-A-R-K, I learned how to have fun (with a library card!). I’ve never looked back. I spent a good deal of […]

Today it is enough to…

Today it is enough to…

I recently discovered the talented artist and writer Candace Rose Rardon. She is a travel writer and I found myself poring over her work. In one of her posts she mentioned a quote that she loved from writer Gretel Ehrlich, “Today it is enough to […]

Self-Making

Self-Making

Hello readers (if you’re still out there?) I know. It’s been a long time. A tree could have grown with enough rings to be mistaken for Grandmother Willow since my last post. On the bright side, that means I have heaps of updates. To recap […]

Best Books I’ve Read in Summer 2018

Best Books I’ve Read in Summer 2018

Okay, guys. I’ll be honest. I seem to have lost all self-control when it comes to buying books. “But wait!” everyone screams. “Did you ever have self-control when it comes to books?” I did. Thank you for asking. (In a completely unrelated note, I wrote […]

7 Easy (but they can actually be pretty hard) Steps for Taking Care of Yourself

7 Easy (but they can actually be pretty hard) Steps for Taking Care of Yourself

I write for a living. Then I go home and write for myself. Anytime I’m not writing, it feels like I should be writing. I live in a world of words.  Many writers do. But writing is hard. It takes time. It takes effort. It […]

English Major Looking for a Job

English Major Looking for a Job

These past few months have been an upheaval and I haven’t even started on the real uphill slog of relocating and starting a new vocation. I gave my notice for my current position back in December so my mentor/boss would have plenty of time to […]

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

What is it about Paris? This was the question I asked myself two weeks ago when I returned from my latest adventure abroad. I’ve been to Paris two times before this. Once, for a quick, 24 hour trip from London. I really enjoyed it that […]

I’M BACK (and exhausted, please send coffee)

I’M BACK (and exhausted, please send coffee)

Katie is a tyrant. It’s true. Wanna know why? She won’t let me work on Flame of Burnt Brandy right now. She won’t let me work on the query or synopsis or… anything. Because she says I need “rest.” What is this rest? But really, […]