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…

Okay. Now what?

As I approach 2017, I’ve really been looking at my life.  The way it is at this moment in time. I’m approaching 40.  I have an established home, husband/forever relationship, children, friend groups, even pets.  I’ve pretty much figured out “who I am”- I have a distinctive sense of self.  I also have many passions…

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…

Inspired By: Texture

  *Wanted to add a note here for my previous readers:  I’m a fashion person.  Always have been.  So while I’ve been an author all my life, I’ve also been inspired by the visual aspects of fashion/home decor/travel, etc.  I’ve decided to begin adding posts related to all things that inspire me.  Sorry for any…

In Service of the Story

Variety Interview with Amy Adams and Andrew Garfield Just finished listening to this interview between the actors Amy Adams and Andrew Garfield.  As an aside, these Actor on Actor interviews for Variety magazine are phenomenal.  If you are into the art of acting and movie-making, you will enjoy them. I also took a lot from…

Inspired by…

all images from anthropologie.com, except stone rings (from Hawk House store on Etsy) and vase (from Still House).

Weekend Roundup

Things I’m doing/loving right now: Reading- Soulless by Gail Carriger Watching- Listening to- Loving-      

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…

Epic Couples: The Nerd Edition: Part 1

Back again with another “Epic  Couples”.  Warning!  I’m about to get pretty geeky up in here. My favorite couples come not only from books, but movies and television shows as well.  They inspire me just as much as a good story. First up- my favorite all time TV couple:  Buffy and Spike of “Buffy the…

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….

Update on Giveaway! — Of Myths & Men

Sorry, kind readers! I didn’t realize I never gave instructions on how to claim your prize. Please personal message me with the answers to the contest questions. I wouldn’t want someone else to steal your thunder. Thank you! via Update on Giveaway! — Of Myths & Men