Let’s Look Back

The 2010s were a big decade for me. I had three children, all of them crazy boys. They’re teaching me so much, especially patience. (Or, at least, what I look like when I don’t have enough. Haaaah.) We bought a house. And three cars–the last one was a trade from my beloved Outback to a […]

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Writing Update 2019 Q4

Novels Feathers Sharp as Knives – I finished my sixth draft! I’m sending my seventh draft to beta readers on January 1st and I’m stoked. The final word counter is 118k–over 30k higher than my first draft. That was a lot of work! Short Stories Tiger – On submission–kind of. Not at the moment because […]

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Tifa Lockhart Cosplay

Last weekend I attended MileHiCon here in Denver. It was my first fan-focused con, though it also caters to writers. I went to amazing panels, bought fun jewelry, and generally had a blast. I also cosplayed for the first time! I’ve wanted to for a while, and I’m so glad I finally did. I chose […]

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My Galaxy Hair

I forgot to post about my new hairdo. I’ve been wanting to dye my whole head for a loooong time, but didn’t want to worry about the upkeep. But then I learned about shadow roots, which will allow me to go a little longer between touch ups. Ta-dah! I can go whole hog. At first […]

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Letters to my Younger Selves

Dear High School Kris, I used to resent you. I didn’t understand who you were. You were definitely not who I am today. But now I know you were who you needed to be to survive. You were a hunk of marble, and most of the time you merely ran your hand along the surface […]

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