I’ve been thinking a lot about what brings me joy. Reading and writing are two things in this life that I truly love. I know several writers who do not enjoy reading and many, many writers who never have time to read. But I can’t imagine not reading. It is just a part of who I … More Guilty Pleasures
I’ve seen a few “Twenty facts about Me” posts going around and decided to do one. So here it goes! I have been writing since I was 7 years old. I lived in Japan for 3 years. I am the youngest of 6 kids. I love Marvel movies. I have a weird obsession with Lea … More Get to Know ME
Hello America. I guess I should have said this four months ago, but it has been a crazy four months. It has been so weird being back in the United States. I miss Japan all the time. The culture, the food, the people. In Japan, the streets were cleaner. The people were nicer. There was less crime. … More Hello America.
For the last three years, I have been lucky enough to live in Okinawa, Japan, but that chapter of my life is coming to an end. As I was preparing to move, I started reminiscing on all the wonderful memories I have made, and thought about the lessons I have learned. I have met … More Sayonara Okinawa!
As a writer, I often find myself living in more than one world at a time. I could be traveling through the forests of Davodor with Hazel, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with Bex, or hanging out in a speakeasy with Eve. But then there is also the real world to deal with. It … More Living in Two Worlds (Or more…)
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. I always loved creating my own worlds and would spend my time daydreaming. I would spend days sitting in my treehouse, telling stories to myself. And I never grew out of it. I attempted to write my first novel when I was fifteen. … More Share the Love – Writers Group
Last night, I had the chance to attend a Harry Potter Wizarding Ball. I have been a Harry Potter fan since I was a little girl so I was absolutely giddy when I learned about this ball. I counted down the days as I waited. But when the night finally rolled around, three of my … More Wizarding Ball!
I am the type of person who is always looking to the future. Always thinking about what coming next. Never enjoying what life has to offer. Never taking advantage of the here and now. Well, I was on the phone with my sister today, who lives in Georgia. Just talking about how boring my life … More Taking Life for What it is…
I’ve known for a while that I have a problem when it comes to buying books. Trust me, my friends and family do not hesitate to point it out. I even make jokes about it sometimes. But what can I say? I love books. I love the way they feel and smell and what they … More Book Buying Addiction
Should You Read the Classics? This is a popular question in the reading community and I decided that today I would answer it. I think that reading the classics, or at least some of the classics is extremely important. Now I don’t mean reading them in school. Most people have to read at least one … More Should You Read The Classics?