An Evening with TWLOHA

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend An Evening With To Write Love on Her Arms. I’ve been following the organization for quite some time and even served as a guest blogger for TWLOHA a few years ago. I’m hoping to re-kindle that relationship and contribute more in the near future, too. If you’re […]

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Never Forgotten

Writing this book is an emotional journey. I didn’t expect it to be easy, but I also didn’t expect to have tears running down my face at the coffee shop today. I was so immersed in my writing that I didn’t even realize I was crying until the woman behind the counter asked me if […]

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Keto Before and After

I lost more than 30 pounds since starting the Keto Diet in October of 2017. If you’re unfamiliar… The Ketogenic Diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate way of eating that turns the body into a fat burning machine. I’m also Pescatarian and call my way of eating “Clean Keto.” The backbone of my diet is […]

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Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

Yesterday was a big day in my writing journey. It was the first time I received feedback from a professional editor. A couple posts back, I mentioned that I hired a pro to review my agent query packet. This was a big deal for me, for a couple of reasons… First – I’ve never had a […]

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Hiding Doesn’t Heal

I literally used to keep my writing under lock and key. When I was in my deepest, darkest throws of depression, I wrote. This powerful outlet is one of the things that actually saved me from taking my own life. In those days, one of my biggest fears was for someone to find and read my journal. I […]

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If You Never Ask, You’ll Never Know

I did something pretty ballsy. I reached out to one of the world’s most popular authors and asked for a book endorsement. This is what happened…

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Darkness Visible

I’ve logged close to 10,000 words this week. I’m breaking only for scheduled meetings and to teach my classes. I’ve shut off the outside, with the intention of going deep within. I’m in the midst of the most challenging part of my story, and I need total focus and quiet time for contemplation, reflection and […]

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The Power of Perspective and Self Reflection

  I logged more than 5,000 words yesterday, and I’m on schedule to have the first draft of my book finished by October 1. I wrote about my tumultuous relationship with my first boyfriend, which led me to a realization and some soul-searching questions… As I reflected on my journals, re-visiting the words I feverishly […]

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A Letter to Brad, Twenty Years Later

Dear Brad, I’ll never forget sitting at an outdoor bar in Cancun, Mexico with you, sipping on Long Island Iced Teas in super-sized styrofoam cups.  I was 17 and you were 18. We’d just graduated from high school, and the whole world was out there, waiting for us. I was heading to college at the […]

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A Love Affair

My love affair with writing began during childhood… I was eight years old when my name was called over the loud-speaker at my school-wide assembly. I didn’t even enter the Creative Writing contest, so you can imagine the shock I experienced when I was summoned to the stage. Under the bright cafeteria lights, I still remember […]

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