December 25, 2018

December 12, 2018

Hello, Wednesday Warriors!

With the holidays coming up, I have sweets on the brain! Or really, food in general. This is one of my most favorite times of the year. Not only because I get to see a lot of loved ones, but also the food. So. Much. Glorious. Food!

Wether it's sweet, spicy, crunchy, or soft there is something about themed meals that make them extra fun. Nostalgia draws us back, fills us with the warm glow of memories. I grew up making frosted Christmas cookies with my mom. Half the time I'd burry the snowmen, reindeer, angels, or Santas in glitter or sprinkles. They were never pretty, but they always tasted delicious and gave me a few hours of messy goodness with my mom and brother.

On the spicier side, my mom al...

December 10, 2018

In the novel I'm querying, one of the characters defines things in order to gain control over them. Being the word nerd that I am, I thought it would be fun to share a definition once a week in honor of Cal.

Thanks Kelsey Quick for the amazing artwork!

December 5, 2018

Hello, Wednesday Warriors!

Recently, I experienced a minor crisis. By minor, I mean a tiny little decision, that will truly have a minuscule impact on my future, consumed my mind for a good week and a half. It bothered me so much I even freaked out to a good friend via Facebook messenger. Thankfully, she talked me down and didn't judge me, at least not out loud. (Love you Megan!)

What silly choice threw me into an absurd tizzy? Hair. 

It's amazing how hair can effect the way we feel. Color, texture, culture, horrible cuts from the past, and even Jr. High trauma (I'm not the only one, right?), all contribute to the way we feel about those strands — or lack there of — sprouting from our heads. They can either make us feel to...

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