Category: Life

things of 2014

Initially this post was a filler, just a way to space some things out. But once I started writing it, I realized it’s actually a year worth remembering. I published my first novel, Tattered Heart. That should have been a clue right there that I should write something about this year. It was exciting and […]

December 15, 2014 | Posted in Life, Tattered Heart, travel

This is the tale of an accidental bookmark collection. Which is an odd thing for a girl who finds bookmarks an implicit defeat when reading. It starts at Westminster Abbey. Well, I suppose it starts a bit before that, sometime after I landed in the UK on a Monday, had lunch and decided to spend […]

September 1, 2014 | Posted in Life, travel
I’m actually not a Millenial

The distinctions between generations have always been interesting to me. There are no hard and fast rules in sociology and yet there are clear patterns and collective influences and I love exploring those things. Sociologists often don’t agree where the generational lines fall so I riffled through several resources online and chose the dates that […]

July 10, 2014 | Posted in Life
the Summer Solstice

I have this idea that solstices are more interesting than the equinoxes. But that’s probably just because I like the word so much better. A solstice is one of the few days of the year that feels like it has magic inherent in it; that possibilities are more wild and freedom is more tangible. Because […]

June 21, 2014 | Posted in Life, Tattered Heart
adventures in audiobooks

I hadn’t planned on doing an audiobook. I hadn’t really planned on much of anything. When I first decided I was going to self-publish Tattered Heart it was just going to be an ebook for who knows how long. Then, maybe, something hard copy. And that was it. But I got a request through goodreads […]

June 4, 2014 | Posted in Life, Tattered Heart
forays into the unknown

I got the idea for my first novel in late Oct 2006. I toyed with it in fits and starts but I didn’t actually start writing it until Feb 2008. It was a fairy tale and the story of how I thought of it and what it became will be the beginning of my Idea […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Books, Life, Tattered Heart
Godlike superheroes

I saw Man of Steel last weekend and as I was driving away, listening to a song on the radio (and I truly don’t even remember which one) I had this thought… And I’m warning you ahead of time, it’s not a revolutionary insight. It’s kind of obvious, actually. But when it struck me I […]

June 22, 2013 | Posted in faith, Story Courses
flying trapeze and new dreams

One of the things I wanted to be when I was a kid was a trapeze artist.Not because I wanted to run away with the circus or anything. Just because I wanted to flip and fly and tumble through the air. I’ve always been fascinated with gymnasts and acrobats and longed to experience what that […]

June 4, 2013 | Posted in Life
Harry Potter story

I don’t know what it is about Harry Potter that everyone seems to have a story on how they read the series; the night(s) they camped out to get the latest book at midnight or seeing the films; or the impact the books and movies had in their lives (both reading and real). It’s interesting […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Life
Nuances in what we mean and what we say

The beauty of English is that we have hundreds of thousands of words. Sometimes we have several words for almost the same thing. almost. The fun in having a large vocabulary is getting to play with nuance. The idea for this post started when I was listening to the radio. And it was a really […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Life