my nomadic heart

I’ve kissed under the glow of the Eiffel Tower. I’ve danced the night away at Versailles. I’ve held hands up and down the winding streets of Prague. I’ve drank champagne on the beach in Nice. I’ve explored the canals of Amsterdam. I’ve yatched the coast of Croatia. I’ve inhaled pasta in Rome, hiked the Cinque … Continue reading

wrong, wrong, wrong

I saw this making the rounds on Pinterest. It makes me so angry. This is what some people are teaching our girls – that they are merely pretty things to look at and be possessed by a man. A girl should not be like a butterfly, all fragile and delicate – a thing of fleeting … Continue reading

Bullet journal

If you’re anything like me, staying organized can be a challenge – especially if you’re juggling school, work, family, sports, and just life. I’ve recently started bullet journaling in a basic way, and it’s made a HUGE difference in keeping me on track.  Here’s a video of my basic journal. It’s not flashy like some, … Continue reading

I’m a Cool Girl

I’ve said it before, but one of my favorite things about writing a novel is coming up with the playlist. For my newest manuscript (a Women’s Fiction novel – oh la la), I’m currently listening to the following on repeat. The book is a juxtaposition of snarky, upbeat blog posts and real-life where depression and … Continue reading

My Secrets Lies Dirty Little Alibis Playlist

One of my favorite things about writing (after interacting with fans and actually writing) is creating the perfect playlist. Admittedly, I can’t listen to music while writing These Little Lives – it’s too heavy and requires my full concentration. But for Secrets Lies Dirty Little Alibis (Kiss Kill Love Him Still #3), I’ve been listening … Continue reading

Dear You

Dear You, It must be hell having to see me again. I know I wish you’d just go away. But you came back, and now I have to deal with you. A lot has changed this past year. I’m happier, found my footing, and feel comfortable in my skin again. You look tired and frazzled, … Continue reading