Blogs & Articles

A collection of midnight monologues and coffee-fueled ramblings

Long-term Love

Published on Medium: Long-term love is the non-judgmental caring and support that lingers until you are healed. After our short attention spans have moved on, long-term love steps up without a timeline for grief and says, “I am here for you until you don’t need my help anymore.”

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Breaking My Silent Heart

Published on Medium: Yesterday, I read a news update from my state’s governor. He’s making changes: changes to how we address the pandemic, changes to how we train our police, changes to how we respond to protests. I think these are needed changes because the status quo isn’t working.

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The Human Superpower

Published on Medium: After a rough day, a meltdown, or a tantrum over a splattered scoop of strawberry ice cream, I take my daughter’s hands and remind her that she has an amazing superpower: at any moment, she can choose to change.

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Tips for Bad Writers

There’s no way around this: you’re a bad writer, but that’s okay because I’m a bad writer too. A bad writer is not the same as an untalented writer. Below are five tips I gave a friend of mine the other night at 2 am (it’s always 2 am).

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Writing the End of the World

In 2019, I began work on my novel Her. Like most of my ideas, it started as an image: a mother holding her young daughter, looking out over a crumbling road as a weary sun set on a sickened, dying world. I didn’t know then—how could anyone?

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Living with Porphyria

Published on APF: I wrote a member story for the APF about my experience living with HCP; I hope my story can show others with chronic illness they are not alone.

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When I Grow Up

When I was a little girl, I used to fill notebooks with the stories whispered to me in my dreams. Crafting their covers out of construction paper, I couldn’t wait for the day I would see them on the shelves next to my favorite adventures.

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Summer Reading

Most summers, I don’t post my reading list. That’s because it’s unabashedly romance novels and sexy crime thrillers. You know, the ones where the detective isn’t wearing a shirt and there’s a woman in a long red dress fleeing from a menacing shadow?

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Good Morning Clouds

It feels like rain. It looks like rain. But the free weather app on my phone says it isn’t going to rain. Too bad. I could have used some raindrop inspiration.

This week I’m doing my first ever reprint submission. One of my earliest (and favorite) short stories is For I Have Sinned.

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Monday Musings

Good morning book dragons! I slept like shit. Weird aliens kept invading my dreams and turning my house all upside down and purple. I gotta stop eating chocolate right before bed.

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