Drama · Short Story · Writing

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS*

While this short story might not be a shining example of eloquent prose, it was a cathartic - though mildly heartbreaking - story to write. This work of fiction is for all of us who've been through a real-life friendship breakup... Parting with near-lifelong friends, whether the reasons are clear or muddled, creates a crater in our souls, and it can take years to heal. May all of us who've endured such tragedy find ourselves whole again one day.

Blog · Body Image · Mental Health

I’m Fine, and Neither are You

Here are two pieces of information about me: I have struggled with disordered eating since I was about 13 years old.Despite brushing with high fluoride toothpaste 2x/day and making every single six-month cleaning, I always have cavities.Okay, I changed my mind. Here’s a THIRD thing about me. I’m sick of everything being about the foods… Continue reading I’m Fine, and Neither are You

Body Image · Mental Health · Writing

“How dare you?!”  – or – Why I Wrote a Book About an Insecure Chubby Girl Instead of a Fierce, Fat Heroine.

I consider myself a Body Positive advocate. I am against diet culture. I understand I have no right to judge anyone based on their size, just as no one has a right to judge me on mine. I do not condone fat shaming or bullying, and I know the BMI charts frequently shoved in our… Continue reading “How dare you?!”  – or – Why I Wrote a Book About an Insecure Chubby Girl Instead of a Fierce, Fat Heroine.

Humorous · Mom Life · Parenting

Motherhood Has Ruined “West Side Story” for me, and Not in the Way You’d Think

Motherhood has made me a lot of things. Patient. Exhausted. Resourceful. Exhausted. An expert in mediation. Sleep deprived. Happy. It’s a never-ending cycle of chaos, bliss, and chaotic bliss. One minute you’re thinking how this is the best feeling in the world. Nothing could ever be better than this. Everything is beautiful! Life is beautiful!… Continue reading Motherhood Has Ruined “West Side Story” for me, and Not in the Way You’d Think

Querying · Writing

Querying and Other Soul-Crushing Pursuits

Adventures of an Anxious Writer In late October, I began querying my young adult contemporary manuscript. Mid-November, I realized how horrible my queries were. I mean... yikes. I would like to publicly apologize to anyone I queried back then. I believed I knew what I was doing; I was merely delusional. The results were tragic… Continue reading Querying and Other Soul-Crushing Pursuits