Swoon Worthy Book News

A few months ago, I got some news that I’ve had to keep mum for a while. This week, I have finally been able to share my excitement. My book, The Scientific Method of Getting Luckie, is going to be published by Swoon Reads, an imprint of Macmillan. It has been a long journey to…

The Scientific Method of Getting Luckie

Dear Neglected Blog, I am neck-deep in two jobs and full-time school. I miss you. I miss writing my thoughts on a leisurely morning, coffee steaming beside me. Those days will come again. In the meantime, please take a trip over to Swoon Reads and read my book (for free) for a limited time. The…

Alternative Theologies

If you know me well or have read much of this blog, you already know I have a lot of struggles with faith and religion. I believe in something bigger than me, than this world, than creation. I love Jesus and want to be more like him. I am certain that loving one another and…

Preparing for a Challenge

You don’t have to have written a book to understand the panic and despair preceding a challenge.

Igniting an Old Flame

If you’d told 12-year-old me I could forget I loved something, I’d have laughed at you. Back then, love was this mystical idea of perfection. Love was all strong men sweeping women off their feet and so on and so forth.

Stained Glass Prayers

God, I miss her. It’s only been a few days. I haven’t decided where to spread her ashes or if maybe I should just keep them. I haven’t thought about a memorial service, because no one but me gave Mom the time of day. She lived in her tiny old house, sleeping one door away…

Show Up Scared

I’m learning that the fear of rejection, on paper or in person, never really goes away.

Taking My Time

If I struggle that much deciding on a place to eat, you can just imagine me working through big things like naming my children, picking which literary agent to sign with, choosing whether or not to homeschool, and figuring out my stance on controversial issues currently in the news.

10 Things About My Writing

There is a lot of non-writing stuff going on in my life right now, and I am struggling to focus on much of anything. But my little blog was feeling neglected. Inspired by the lovely Tara Sim, I am going to share ten random things about my writing… 1. In between fiction projects, I focus…

What’s a Writer to do?

When I’m not writing, for one reason or another, I am still a writer, and I am still working. How to be a writer not writing… The topic has been on my mind over the last month for two reasons. First, I have some revision to do, and I really wanted to start before Christmas….