I’m All About That Doub’, ‘Bout That Doub’, Double Standard

(Warning to more sensitive YA readers: This post contains swearing. A lot of it. It’s a personal post, and I don’t feel like editing it out. Sorry.) This is new territory for me. I rarely talk about pop culture on this blog, because it’s just not my forte. I’d rather spend my time creating than talking about things other people have created. (Sorry if that sounds egotistical, but hey—my blog, my rules.) I also tend to avoid drama at every turn. Like, if I see a drama storm a-brewin’ on the horizon, I’ll drill a hole in my own goddamn boat before it can get to me. Far nobler to sink into oblivion than to have the icy winds of “SHE SAID WHAAAAAT?!” scrape the skin from my bones. But after listening to Dear Future Husband, the latest release by Meghan Trainor, I...

For Those Who Don’t Know What The Hell They’re Writing, We Salute You

Winter is for writing. I feel safe and cozy when snow’s built up on the other side of the door. A lot of people are wishing for spring right about now, but not me. I keep sliding my fingers over the snowflake charms on my bracelet and shaking my evergreen snow globe ring, hoping more snow will fall before it’s all over.     However, winter can also bring isolation. So the other day, after finally reaching a point in my current work where I felt like I was standing on solid ground, I took to Facebook to celebrate. Specifically, by trying to show a little support for those who write like me. Lord knows, we don’t get a lot of it.   I know all authors work differently, but as I’m sitting down at my desk for the day I wanted to send a shout-out to...

Muse Mondays – My Familiar

Muse Mondays – My Familiar

Okay, so—I’m making yet another concerted effort to revamp my blogging habits. But you have to understand, blogging is just not in my makeup. It’s a struggle. All I have written on my calendar today is “write two blog entries.” And yet, I feel like this:     Blogging is my least favorite activity ever. I always feel like I’m babbling into the aether. When it comes to reality, I have nothing new to say. That’s why I prefer to spend my time building fictional worlds. I would sincerely rather strip naked, wander into the snowy forest, fell a tree by hand, plane it into a pile of vellum-like sheets, write out my lovingly-imagined book in longhand with a fountain pen, bind it, and then try to sell it to Charlie Sheen in the midst of a meth binge than blog....

Aromaleigh’s Ephemera Subscription Box – January 2015

Aromaleigh’s Ephemera Subscription Box – January 2015

So, this is my first foray into the world of cosmetic reviews–which is weird. Because if you know me, you know about my unfortunate addiction to makeup. (Seriously, you want to see me go all TEH PRECIOOOOOUUUUSS? Take me into a Sephora. The transition from Functioning Member of Society to Panting, Foaming Fangirl happens justlikethat. It’s pathetic.) I don’t talk about my interest in makeup much, mainly because a) I don’t feel my opinion is really that important, and b) posting about makeup inevitably leads to selfies, and oh, how I hate taking selfies. But I had to say something about Aromaleigh’s new Ephemera subscription box, because OH MY GOD YOU GUYS OH MY GOD. If you’re not familiar with Aromaleigh, it’s an...

Cyber Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and…) — Familiar Things for .99!

Hi everyone! To celebrate the holiday season, for the week of December 1 through December 5 (midnight EST), I’m offering ebook copies of Familiar Things at .99 on Amazon! If you’ve been thinking about trying my new book, now’s the time to pick up a copy!

Familiar Things — Now In Print!

Hey everyone! This is just a post to let you know that a physical, paperback edition of Familiar Things is now available for purchase! And isn’t it a stunner? You can purchase your copy on CreateSpace or Amazon. And I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who cheered this process on, cheered me on, or is simply interested in my book and is planning on clicking one of those two links so they can pick up a copy. You guys are amazing. And, on that note… gosh, how do I even talk about this? It feels incredibly awkward to me. Anyway, it’s come to my attention that a few people were waiting to buy the physical book because they were under the impression that, as physical books tend to be more expensive than ebooks, doubtless this...

Familiar Things Launch Giveaway!

Whee, my book is out in the world! Well–partially. Unfortunately, my plans for getting the physical copy of Familiar Things out at the same time as the digital copy fell through. Entirely my fault, I’m afraid. Last week I caught a nasty cold somewhere between New York and Seattle, and it really knocked me for a loop. I’ve been propping myself up for a few hours each day to ease the ebook launch ahead, but I’m afraid I’ve had no time to work on formatting the hardcopy. Now that I’m feeling better (read: less drugged-up and stupid), I promise to get right back to work on that. (I did watch a ton of movies while I was down, though. Which was fun. I alternated between, “Ooh, deformed hero!” and “Ooh, pretty...