Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I spent the evening curled up on the couch with a wonderful new book (and I may or may not have stayed up way too late to finish it…) I have some fun news for you all! On February 20th, all of my kindle books will be discounted to $.99! This is in honor of my amazing Mom! It’s her birthday, and since this year writing another book for her doesn’t quite work into my schedule (and writing Stone Heart without her help and knowledge was so hard that I vowed never to do itRead More →

Hello hello! Just a quick update so you know what’s going on in my super extravagant life (haha, as if). I’m making a lot of progress on Midnight’s Wings (praise the Lord) especially on the weekends. In fact, last Friday alone I began and finished a new chapter (a very fun chapter that I can’t wait to share with you guys!). And the week before that I hit a new record for words written in a day…now it’s 8,000 words! Not all of that was on Midnight’s Wings…about two thirds was on a short story idea that refused to let me think about anything elseRead More →

Do you ever see something – a vista, a sunrise, a meadow – and feel like it’s hinting at something more? Do you ever feel the sunlight, or hear the water in the stream, and pause to listen with your whole being because there’s something else in that sound and you don’t want to miss it? Do you ever read a book, or listen to a song, and imagine a place that feels like home even though you have no idea how to find it? I do. I see it in the world around me, in the sunlight on the leaves and the mountain flowersRead More →

Hello Everybody! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I can’t believe it’s already 2019…day before yesterday marked the one year anniversary of this blog, and man did it go by fast. I was planning to do some sort of special post in celebration of Christmas, or New Years, but my life’s been a little crazy lately and it slipped past without me doing anything. I was also planning to write some post of flowing prose celebrating the beauty of winter (to complete my posts on the seasons) but that’s going to have to wait until next year because I am already done with winter.Read More →

Hello hello! Welp. I just realized I missed my usual every-other-week schedule for posting. Sorry about that… all I can say is that end-of-semester brain is a thing. Seriously, I can hardly carry on an intelligent conversation. I’ll be talking with someone, and then my brain decides “we don’t need to understand this” and I’m left standing there with no idea what the person just said. But I can explain to you all of the events following the assassination of Julius Caesar! And recite Greek paradigms! And a bunch of other wonderful things that I’ve been memorizing for finals that are super fascinating but but why can’tRead More →

Alright, full confession: yesterday I was focused on spending time with family and didn’t get around to writing a blog post. But I’m going to use my forgetfulness to my advantage… I love Thanksgiving. I love that we have a day dedicated to giving thanks for our lives and what we have. I love that I get a break from school so I can come home. And, I’ll freely admit it, I like the food. There are a lot of my favorite foods that I only get a chance to eat at Thanksgiving (mainly cranberry sauce and mincemeat pie). Most of all, I love whatRead More →

Hello hello! I hope everybody is enjoying their fall! Are you excited for Thanksgiving? I know I am. Not only does it mean a (much needed) break from school, it also means I get to see my family, friends, and kitties, and my dog and my birds…mustn’t forget the birds! The Romans thought chickens were sacred, you know…there was one general in Rome who went into a battle, lost pretty much the entire Roman navy, killed a whole bunch of soldiers, and what is he tried for when he gets back? Throwing the sacred chickens overboard. No joke. He was exiled because he threw theRead More →

The last two weeks have been hard. It’s that time of the semester where everyone is in need of a good nap, students and Professors alike. When due dates for big projects are approaching, too quickly for the comfort of many, and it seems like there’s no time to slow down. There’s always more homework to do, another assignment to work on, another event you promised to help with or go to. Keep pushing, keep working: sleep a little, drink too much coffee… Take a break to go to an event that brings joy, but also drains you of what little energy you had left.Read More →

There’s something so intoxicating about a story in my head. A new story, with new characters taking on lives of their own within my thoughts. For days, sometimes weeks, it’s all I think about in quiet moments. It’s such a sweet and wondrous feeling to imagine the people and all that happens, to feel what they feel and be able to picture it perfectly in my head. It’s such a special privilege to see how they grow and change, to be with them in moments of strength and brokenness, triumph and tragedy. For some stories, that’s only the first step, and what comes after isRead More →

I’m in a very good mood today. My roommate and I were getting stir crazy on campus and decided to go on an adventure that would also allow us to get homework done. As a result, I’m writing this post from the Denver Cat Company, an awesome coffee shop where cats reign! (As if they don’t rule the rest of the world too… 😉 ) This is the first day in over a month that I’ve pet a cat, and I am so happy that this place exists! Fifteen cats, coffee, and writing…hard to think of a better day. Of course, I’ve accomplished very littleRead More →