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5 Fun Free Book Facts!

Here are 5 fun free book facts about Dictatorship of the Dress: 1. There are 7 Elvis impersonators in the book. 2. The book takes place in and around (and above) New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. 3. The entire book takes place during the span of Tuesday to Saturday. 4. Even though […]

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The Dictatorship Has Begun!

Happy New Year, cats and kittens. This is a big one for me. My first print novel has officially hit the shelves! Dictatorship of the Dress is a new twist on boy-meets-girl. Told in first person, alternating points of view, it follows two travelers over the span of five days. It’s a story of missed […]

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Goodreads Giveaway, part 2!

My first Goodreads giveaway went so well, I’ve decided to run another to chase away those post-holiday blues!   Dash on over the river and through the woods to Goodreads and enter to WIN one of five AUTOGRAPHED copies of my forthcoming novel, Dictatorship of the Dress! This book doesn’t release until January 6, so here’s […]

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Sharing a Little Lost Love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share a little scene that never made it into Louder Than Love. The book has been out for five months now, and I am completely blown away by the reader response! Most surprising were the number of readers who said how much they loved and related […]

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What Makes a Rocker Swoon-Worthy?

I was just cozying down under my electric blanket with a book the other night when a text came through. “Dude,” my friend wrote, “You got a nom! Swoon-Worthy Rocker category!” and shot me a web site link. Rocker? Who me? No…while I’m tucked into bed at 10pm after a long day of writing, it’s […]

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Caught in a Mosh: National Novel Writing Month

Good God, this blog hasn’t been updated in a month? And you call yourself a writer? Yes. Yes, I do. And for the last thirty days, I’ve been throwing myself into the mosh pit known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. It’s a totally voluntary act. You can stand safely on the sidelines and […]

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An Ode to Obsolescence

Ah, the fabled abode tome. Today, I confront my address book. No, not the list of contacts generated within my various email accounts. I’m talking the old school, hardcore puppy. The one with actual information written in and scribbled out. If you’re over the age of thirty, you probably still have one. And whether you’re […]

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NaNoWriMo Revisited, or Take a Leap

National Novel Writing Month 2012

I came across a great quote the other day: “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” It’s like asking someone what they would do if they won the lottery: endless possibilities. In this case, it would be a supermarket sweep of hopes and dreams. Those hopes and dreams are up on the […]

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Of Mud and Blood


September is National ITP Awareness Month. I’ve known about this platelet disorder since 2005 when I was diagnosed with it (and I recently wrote about it here). But never have I been so keenly aware of my own lack of platelets than earlier this month after completing the Dirty Girl Mud Run. The day was […]

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(School) Supply and Demand

There’s a nip in the air come nightfall, and the leaves are performing their annual drop-and-clog ritual into the swimming pool. Halloween candy is already in the supermarkets, so school must be right around the corner! As a kid, this was truly my favorite time of year. I loved pulling out cozy warmer clothes and […]

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