2018 – Looking back

Since December marks the end of the year, I'm taking a look at the year as a whole rather than just the last month. HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018: Signed my first book deal Attended my daughter's first piano concert My daughter lost her first tooth My nephew was born Visited Seattle for the first time Reviewed... Continue Reading →

Working Through Rejection

I'm sitting in front of my computer this morning after a kind of terrible weekend. I worked hard last week to increase my stock of chainmaille jewelry so that I could attend a craft fair in Jamestown with a friend of mine. I sat at the table for six hours, smiling at strangers, despite the... Continue Reading →

November Recap

I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving! In honor of the holiday, here are the TOP 10 THINGS I'M THANKFUL FOR: FAMILY HEALTH LAUGHTER BOOKS CHAINMAILLE SNUGGLES SUNNY DAYS SNOW MUSIC YUMMY FOOD For many people, November is all about writing. NaNoWriMo anyone? But for me, it was all about editing. I did actually consider... Continue Reading →

September Recap

Oops, I'm a little late in posting this, but my days have just been so crazy lately! September was a good month for me from a writing perspective, and I'm feeling pretty darn good about myself. My pitch session at the RMFW writers conference was a success, resulting in a request for pages. I've also... Continue Reading →

Product Review: Subscription Boxes

I've ordered several subscription kits for my daughter now, and I wanted to give a brief review of each in case other parents out there were looking at them. The products I'll review in this post are: Little Passports: Early Explorers and World Editions, Highlights: Top Secret Adventures, and Kiwi Crate. Little Passports: Early Explorers... Continue Reading →

Happy 4th of July! June has been a busy month. My little girl turned 6 years old on June 1st! We celebrated with a whole weekend of birthday parties. The second weekend was taken up with a three-day backpacking trip to the Great Sand Dune in southern Colorado. You can read all about that and... Continue Reading →

The Great Sand Dunes

First off, yeah, it’s not the best panorama, but that’s what happens when you just stand on a hill and snap photos while slowly spinning. Might not be smooth, but you get the idea: BIG FREAKING DESERT! My family and I went for a three-day camping trip at the dunes last week and I’m happy... Continue Reading →

Recap: May 2018

Hello Fellow Dreamers! May brought about a BIG change in my writing career. For those of you who haven't seen my social media posts (and weren't called at work in the middle of the day because I just couldn't hold it in any longer) I SIGNED A PUBLISHING CONTRACT!!! That's right, I finally made it... Continue Reading →

Game Review: Putty Pals

Score: 5 of 5 stars 2-player cooperative. Recommended for children and those looking for a fun casual game. My daughter and I have been playing Putty Pals for about a month now. We're nearly to the end of the map, but there's still plenty of play in the form of bonus levels and time trials, so... Continue Reading →

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