Absence makes the Heart…

  It’s been a few weeks.  Time, it gets away. People demand.  Progeny needs. Time is a commodity best handed out with droppers. One drop here, two there. Waste not, want not. But I do waste.  And I definitely want. “Part of the problem”. Society’s tether, Obligation’s umbilical cord. At least we’re here, Surviving, striving,…

Inspired By…

On a brighter note- another “Inspired By” mood board. This time it’s Cafe Henrie in NYC.

Well Rounded

I’ve come to realize that- like myself- my blog must be well rounded.  I am not merely an author. I am also a jewelry designer.  And a stylist.  And an avid traveler. Therefore I will post for all my passions.  For they all make me a defiant romantic.  

Inspired By…

Belgian Countryside. Inspiration:  I’ve really gotten into the new show Nate & Jeremiah By Design on TLC.  During the first project, they used the theme Belgian Countryside, which I was struck by.  It has the warmth of French Country, but the simplicity of Scandinavian modernism. I could see this look translating well to jewelry design.  As…

Girls Who Travel

I just finished reading an interview with one of my new favorite authors: Nicole Trilivas: Interview with Nicole Trilivas on “The Fly Away Life” Her novel, Girls Who Travel, is one of my new favorite books.  It’s funny, real, detailed in all the best ways, and has characters you want to know.  I’d been having a…

In Defense of Sex Scenes

If you hadn’t noticed, I’m an author of romance novels.  Most novels of this ilk get a bad rep for being flowery and raunchy.  Some, truth be told, are. But there are a lot of romance novels that are neither, yet still hold to the traditional elements of a romance story.  They show, in-depth, a…

I’ve Seen the Light

Today I discovered my favorite light.  I’d been thinking about  my favorite time of day, when it occurred to me that it’s more about the light.  Twilight is definitely high up the list. But it doesn’t quite strike the right chord. Today I found it- my favorite light.  It was unusually warm for a winter’s day…

My Plate

I read a really great article yesterday about prioritizing in this world of “having it all”.  Here’s the link: How to Prioritize When Everything is Important by Kate Arends (Wit & Delight) This struck me hard because I, like many other 30-somethings, am struggling with trying to juggle all the aspects of my life. Ms….

Take a Guess

As I’m deep into my next novel, I thought I might offer a peek at what it’s about.  It’s definitely still in the paranormal/fantasy romance genre.  Has my signature voice and style. Can you guess what it’s going to be about from this inspiration board? Go ahead…tell me what you’re thinking.  I’d love to hear…

I Muse, Therefore I Am

This morning. During my commute. My favorite overpass: Something about the urbanity of it. Unforgiving steel girders, The utility of its lines, contrasts nicely with nature. Evergreens and dead wildflowers sprout from its armpits, like miniature Gardens of Eden. My eyes drift to the sky, the way the trees scratch it with their spindly, bare…

My Double Life

Schizophrenic? Multiple personalities? No.  Just two sides to my expansive, vibrant personality. One- City Mouse: Loves the noise, excitement, lights.  Loves the sour smell of the streets, the hot air of the underground when the trains blow through. She loves night time.  She loves shop windows.  She loves all things design and color.  The more…

Life Update

Time has been slipping between my fingers lately.  Life, it seems, is the hare.  My desire for simplicity is the turtle, begging for levity. I’ve been absent these past few weeks, and for that, I apologize.  Last week my family and I were in Vermont on vacation.  It was the escape I had been craving….