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 Q3

I’ve been super productive the last few months, thanks in part to hypomania with a dash of insomnia. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you can’t/don’t need sleep. Novels Feathers Sharp as Knives – I finished my rewrites, which I decided marks the end of my 3rd draft. (I’m pretty arbitrary when it comes […]

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Writing Desk Tour

Inspired by Christine’s happy board tour, I thought I’d do my own. I share my office with Kurt’s hunting gear, a guest bed, and a closet full of coats we keep saying we’ll wear but never do (like my snowboarding coat *sniff*). I’ve curated a collection of inspiring and beloved items, mostly related to my […]

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Storymakers 2019

On Saturday, I attended the Storymakers Conference in Provo, Utah. I saw friends, went to classes, and this happened: It. Was. Amazing. But let me backtrack a bit. Because, as with all things, there’s a story behind this. Remember how I had a baby a little over a month ago? (Oh yeah, I haven’t posted […]

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When You’ve Been Writing for a Decade and Still Aren’t Published

On September 12, 2008, I moved to Colorado. About a week later, my husband flew to Florida for a business trip, and since I didn’t have a job yet, I decided to visit my sister in Atlanta. While there, I had a dream that was basically Iliad fanfiction. I told my sister about it the […]

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