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What I’m Reading Vol. 1

As a writer, I consider it part of my job to do a lot of reading. <—- Holy shit, how pretentious was that sentence? Let’s be real, I devour books at lightning speed without excuse, and I don’t apologize for it either. Sometimes the books […]

Gluten Free, Lactose Free Vanilla Cupcakes

My middle kiddo, Felix, turns four today. So, it’s a day to celebrate. I don’t talk much about the kiddos on the blog, except to say how much work they are. But Felix is so amazing. He loves the alphabet and numbers and drawing people […]

How to Beat the Overwhelm

I have big dreams. That’s never been a secret around here. And making those dreams into a reality takes work. And it’s work I’m excited to get done, even if it’s big and scary, like announcing my debut novel, which comes out in 77 days, […]

Announcing The Other Lane

Can’t wait for July and need a sneak peek now? You’re in luck, I have one. On November 1st, 2014, I opened my laptop with a steely determination to actually win Nanowrimo and finish a novel by November 30th. I had been out of school […]

Even A Badass Needs a Nap

I woke up at 8:06 this morning. We leave for school at 8:05. I know what you’re thinking, what happened to getting up at 5:30 to get your word count in? I thought that was a thing you were doing. It is, and I am. […]

A New Experiment: Getting Up Early as Hell

This morning, I woke up at 5:30am. On purpose. I am horrible at this. Back when I was working at the coffee shop, we opened at 6am, so I had to be at work at 5:30 in the morning. I used to stumble in the […]

Thirty-Three

It’s that time of year again when I get all navel-gazey and write that self-indulgent post everybody else was writing a week ago about how their year went and what they want to do differently this year. You know the one–about all the ways they’re […]

Yellow Birthday Cake Recipe – Gluten Free, Dairy Free

  I don’t talk about food much on the blog anymore. I don’t like to interrupt other people’s journeys with talk of where I am and what I’m doing, because it is 100% tailored to the things that don’t make me feel like shit. And […]

What I Learned From Nanowrimo 2017

Victory manhattans with the husband at Burgerstand. Scroll down for an (unedited) excerpt from Sparkle & Shine, this year’s Nanowrimo! Going into nanowrimo this year, I had three goals. To win To write everyday in November To have a complete first draft by the end […]

The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

While today is Nanowrimo kick off, it is also the day that one of my favorite authors launches her new book. I am so proud to be able to share the details with you! Pick up your copy today. Reading a chapter of this book […]

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