Writing

Talk Nerdy to Me

October 11, 2017

Allllll the juicy Alex Wayfare Book 3 secrets are in this notebook…  For those who don’t know, my main character Alex, the nerdy, awkward, outsider time traveler, has been with me since I was 16 years…

The Process Today's Office Writing

Today’s Office: My Bedroom

September 25, 2017

For the past nine months, I’ve been slowly (painstakingly, snail-ish-ly) moving into my new house. I still have an entire storage unit’s worth of boxes to bring home and unpack, but I’m making headway. It’s starting…

Life The Process Writing

Update: Writing Progress

July 1, 2017

Many of you have been asking about my writing progress. 1. Are you working on anything new? 2. When is the 3rd book in the Alex Wayfare series coming out? Answers: 1. Yes and no 2. I’m not…

Life

A Foster Mother’s Day

May 14, 2017

I answered the phone and said yes, I have a home for this child. I rearranged my schedule overnight, my priorities, my needs and wants, and said yes, I have room in my life for this…

Writing

The ALEX3 Playlist

March 7, 2017

What a perfectly curated playlist can do: almost 20k words on this current draft (and counting) after months of drought. The right music is vital to my process. It can keep me immersed in a scene…

Life

Missing Missouri

January 2, 2017

In the middle of nowhere, my soul rising with the morning sun. I’ve lived out of state for over a decade now, but my heart always yearns for home during the holidays. Today I’m soaking up…

FAQ

FAQ: Can Adults Enjoy Reading YA Lit?

December 29, 2016

Adults ask me this question all the time: “Your book is for teens. Will I like it, or is it too dumbed down?” It’s true, THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE is classified as a young…

Life

Snowy Forest Cathedrals

December 11, 2016

Whenever a winter storm hits, we take to the backroads and explore. I’m not sure how this tradition started or why we’re so obsessed with it. When most are inside snuggled on couches and sipping cocoa,…