I had an experience today. A deaf experience, to be precise, as is par for the course for a deaf person. My piss-poor hearing frequently leads me to have awkward encounters when out and about in the world. For the most part, people are generally forgiving. Today, however, I found myself becoming an unintentional nuisance … Continue reading On Kindness and Compassion.
I am composing this blog post in between baby naps and puppy snuggles. That’s right–my attention is divided these days. The dog is no longer the sole contender for space on my lap; now he’s got Tiny Human in the lineup. That being said, you’ll have to excuse this post if it sounds a … Continue reading The One Where I Add “Mom” To My Resume
I’ve been negligent again, guys. I’m sorry. I went to the New York Writer’s Conference in August and spent a weekend immersed in workshop after workshop on writing and publishing. It was glorious. It was eye-opening. It was, at times, pretty intimidating. I meant to come home and document my thoughts and reframe my newfound … Continue reading Updates and Excerpts and Agents, Oh My.
I’ve never been very comfortable with change. Mixing something up, or replacing something old with something new, has always bothered me, no matter how small or insignificant that change might be. And I really mean it when I say it doesn’t matter how small. A new collar for Henry? No way. It doesn’t matter if … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-changes
Back in March I started talking about a new zombie related project I was working on, and no one was surprised. Considering I frequently wear my blood spattered “This is my zombie killing shirt” t-shirt out in public, can we really say we expected anything different from the woman who casually stockpiles canned goods in … Continue reading Zombies, New York, and Kryptonite
This morning while walking the dog I was so engrossed in mentally blocking a scene from my newest dystopian project that I failed to see a muddy pothole in the road directly in front of me. While Henry neatly avoided the gap, I caught my toe on the edge and nearly face planted in the … Continue reading There are Zombies in Boston.
When I first ventured into the very wide (and occasionally very scary) world of independent publishing, I had this great plan that I was going to do a weekly blog post to update readers on everything that I was doing. For some reason, I felt like documenting the steps that I was taking would somehow … Continue reading Great, Now What? The Ballad of an Indie Author.
My Boston book launch is coming up. This is super exciting, and I’m eagerly counting down the days. However, publishing with an indie company means that the whole “published author” namesake isn’t quite as glamorous as I’d imagined it would be. The book is out there, but there’s still a ton of marketing and promoting … Continue reading Pinterest Queen of Everything