So, I Went to My First Writer’s Conference!

I don't often get to be around other writers and I know my non-writer friends don't really want to talk about character development for 2 hours and segue into werewolves and a teenage love triangle. I don't blame them! I don't really want to talk about their jobs either for that length of time! But … Continue reading So, I Went to My First Writer’s Conference!

Where The Fig Tree Grows

My grandpa passed away while I was in college. I still vividly remember my dad's shaky voice when he called to tell me, unable to get the sentence out. It's the first time I'd ever heard him cry. I'd just visited my grandpa the week or so before and it was one of, if not … Continue reading Where The Fig Tree Grows

The Art of Saying “NO!”

In honor of transparency, I am sharing with you something that I'm oddly proud of. A criticism of my first novel - which is KIND of like a photo of myself naked hours after giving birth... but less gooey. Before I do this - I want to say a few things.  I never EVER have … Continue reading The Art of Saying “NO!”

Making Footprints

Seven years ago, we were loading our storage unit into a moving truck.  My only worry then was that I was uprooting my life to go live in another state with my boyfriend.  No job, no ring, nothing.  Little did I know that that would all change and my life would become better than I … Continue reading Making Footprints

It’s Happening Again…

I have put this off long enough.  Almost a year ago this month, I started on my second novel, The Quiet Ones.  I wanted to make it feel completely different than my first to prove (mostly to myself) that I could push myself creatively.  We All Fall Down will always be one of my favorite stories.  I … Continue reading It’s Happening Again…

Our Traveling Circus

For a while now, my husband has been itching to take our girls to the beach.  He grew up on an island and it just felt odd to him that his own children hadn't experienced sand in their toes and salty air on their little faces.  The only thing I could think of was... A. … Continue reading Our Traveling Circus

Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown.  It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others.  Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort … Continue reading Irrationally Fearful Superwoman