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Launch Day Thank You!

My second Writer’s Room book baby, Photographed in the Writer’s Room, was finally released into the wild on February 14, 2021, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day (because: OF COURSE it was! It’s a romcom). It was just as fun and exciting and cool as I had hoped! I had sooooo many great folks who helped…

It’s here. It’s finally here. Cover reveal and release date announcement!

Let me start by apologizing for two things: first, this has taken so much longer than I ever could have guessed to release, (between moving and a pandemic and honestly just unexpected delays, I never in a million years would have guessed that book two would take just shy of a million years to release);…

Finding Great Books… And Laughing at Myself

If you read my last blog (it’s right here), then you know that I committed to posting reviews on both Goodreads and Amazon of all books that I’ve read. I think I meant ever, but then in my mind revised it to “recently”. Um, even that might have been hyper-ambitious. I’m on Day 18 (just…

Making moves, not announcements. But, also, an announcement.

I have an announcement. (It’s at the bottom of the blog, if you’re too impatient to wait for it!) But before I make the announcement, I wanted to tell you why I’m making the announcement. I learned something new today. Well, two somethings new. (Maybe it’s two new somethings? Whatever…) Here is what I learned: 1.)…

How About a Hug?

One of the things I miss most since quarantine started is hugs. Like, the unrestrained, never-awkward kind between friends that you’ve known absolutely forever. The quick ones that accompany cheek kisses with new acquaintances that you’re sure will be in your life well past cocktail hour. The silly ones that your neighbor’s toddler gives you,…

A funny thing happened on the way to the ladies’ room…

So, I’ve been thinking an awful lot about humor lately. Like, what makes something funny, and what does humor reveal about our true selves. You know, really light topics around uncomplicated topics. (Ha.) It started, as many things do, with scrolling through my IG feed.  The @Netflixisajoke account usually makes me pause my scrolling. Even…

Responding to This Movement (not moment) by Reading and Buying Books

I’m a white woman. And, that means I exist with a tremendous amount of privilege that allows me to tune in and out of social justice concerns on my own schedule. Said another way, I get to actively choose to care about things that effect BIPOC on the daily, whether they want them to or…

If it’s worth doing… maybe someone else should do it.

In my upcoming book, I have a character who runs a personal concierge business. I absolutely love her, and I am pretty sure she’s going to end up getting her own book. Kayla is just so fun to write!  While my character isn’t actually based on a real person (some of you may remember her…

Sleepless nights, vivid dreaming.

Weird times, amirite? I don’t know about everyone, but I’ve been having the most vivid dreams since quarantine started. And this week, when many states have started to plan for reopening, or even slowly opening, and my normally quiet anxiety is spiking, I’ve been having an even more difficult time sleeping. So, since I was…

Things I could not have imagined in January…

Hello from a safe social distance, At the beginning of the year, when I was still goal setting and making vision boards with my kids, I distinctly remember thinking, “Don’t bring last year’s messes into this new year! New year, fresh slate.” I mean, part of the reason I remember it so clearly is because…