How To Find A Unicorn

How To Find A Unicorn

I know an entire herd of unicorns. A few weeks ago, I sat in a living room in Colorado with women I’ve known over 6 years. We’re internet friends. We do not make sense on paper. The list of things we don’t have in common outweighs what we do. And...
Carried

Carried

A few weeks ago, I woke with a pain in my side, most ‘scruciating.* Ever faithful, my husband, Andrew, took me to the doctor. While I cried and whimpered in the waiting room, he filled out the paperwork, answered all of the questions, and held my hand. Once we...
Of Fiction and Quilts

Of Fiction and Quilts

When I tripped and fell and wrote a novel, I struggled a little to justify it. I had this feeling that fiction was somehow “less than.” It was just a story. It had a happy ending because fiction really should. But my story wasn’t a biblical allegory like Narnia. It...
Moral of the Story: Check Your Spam Folder

Moral of the Story: Check Your Spam Folder

I’m pleased (honored, thrilled, happy dancing) to tell you that I have signed with a literary agent! Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary Agency is now my representative to help me sell my stories to a publisher. I know. I sit and blink a lot. But,...
Hypothetical Hats

Hypothetical Hats

I was recently interviewed by the SortaAwesome podcast about making time for your passion. The host, Megan, asked me how I make everything happen in a day, and I gave her a philosophical answer rather than a practical one. Because the truth is, nobody can or should...
Notes From the Rock Tumbler

Notes From the Rock Tumbler

My most recent writing class asked students to compare themselves to a fairy tale character. Students struggled to find the perfect fit. My job was to reassure them that the exercise isn’t perfect. Humans are multi-faceted, while literary characters, especially fairy...