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.
Two days ago someone asked me if I have a blog, and I suddenly remembered that I did. I’m terrible at keeping track of my life. It’s been that way since the first time I received a journal for Christmas. Seriously. When my parents moved out of my childhood home, I found an entire box … Continue reading Oh Right, I Have a Blog
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Isn’t that what people say? Lately, I’ve found that particular quote to be especially relevant to my life. You know, if “Hell” was never finishing the manuscript I’m currently working on, and the road to get there was paved with tweets. That’s right. I said it. … Continue reading The Road to Hell, NaNoWriMo Edition
I haven’t been sleeping much lately. I know, I know, what new(ish) parent does? Surprisingly, it isn’t the Tiny Human’s fault that I’ve been missing out on Z’s. She goes down to bed at 7:30 every night, and she’s up at 7:00 in the morning. She didn’t always sleep so well, and so I’m thankful … Continue reading Musings of a Night Owl
Today’s the day! So, here we are. After several false starts this summer, The Forbidden City is FINALLY available on Amazon. I’m so excited to share the next leg of Emerala’s journey with all of you! But that’s not all I get to share with you today. I’ve been waiting months now to let you … Continue reading The One Where I Spill the Beans
Alexander awakes to a bloodcurdling scream. He leaps out of his bed in a single bound, racing across the uneven floor of his quarters. The splintering wood is rough against his bare feet as he wrenches open the door to his room. Warm morning light sweeps across him in a blinding swath of gold and … Continue reading Excerpt From The Forbidden City
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.
My husband is good at public speaking. He can make entire roomfuls of wedding guests laugh and cry and laugh again in just a quick, ten second turnaround. He knows when to push and, even more so, he knows when to hold back and wait. He can hold his own in an argument with higher … Continue reading The Post Where I Panic About My Lack of Social Skills
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m pretty big on birthdays. I love my birthday, my friends’ birthdays, my husband’s birthday… for God’s sake, I even threw my dog a giant 1st birthday pool party (Thanks again to the friends who came and politely tolerated THAT weirdness. Just FYI, guys, his third birthday is … Continue reading Birthday Shenanigans