Who am I?

I ask,& you tell me:I’m your oldest & dearest friend,I’m a reader, a singer, & a mathematician. When I wake in the night,(disoriented, drenched in sweat)you’re there to hold me,reminding me that you’re here,& remind me that it’s over, it’s over, it’s over— In these moments,when I’m running (wildly) lost along a dirt road,you callContinue reading “Who am I?”

Divergent

Beatrice Prior lives in a dystopian world.

#weekendcoffeeshare Oct. 2-4

Happy weekend! Happy October! I know it’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog. I’ve been pretty busy at work, and my reading schedule has increased since I started using the wonderful library app, Libby.

Fates and Furies

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. Lotto and Mathilde get married at twenty-two years old. As a young couple, they move from the honeymoon period into co-existing with each other, to almost breaking their marriage. As the years change and test their life together, Lotto (Lancelot) and Mathilde stay together, weatheringContinue reading “Fates and Furies”

The Immortalists

In 1969, Varia leads her other three siblings to a fortune teller, a woman who tells each of the kids when they will die. It’s no secret that this book will be about death, but it’s surprisingly about living your life.

The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern’s second novel cannot specifically be defined as one genre. The Starless Sea is many things: a mystery, an adventure, a multi-faceted love story, and above all, a world within a world. Each vignette from various books brings you closer to the characters, who are less random and more real than you originally think.Continue reading “The Starless Sea”

Symptoms of Being Human

Riley Cavanaugh is your typical rebellious teen: Riley likes to wear Doc Martins, Dad’s old Ramones shirt, and has an ambiguous haircut. Trying to fit into a box isn’t Riley’s thing, especially when it comes to gender. Because Riley is gender-fluid. 

Morning Pages

I like to do morning pages because it helps me suss out my thoughts, especially when I’m working on my blog posts—or my current fantasy novel. 

By Chance Alone

Max grew up during the ’30s and ’40s. As a child, he loved spending time with his grandparents, his aunt and uncle, and his immediate family all under one large roof. When Hitler came to power, Max’s life rapidly changed. As a Hungarian Jew, he and his family members were targeted and witnessed the horrorsContinue reading “By Chance Alone”

Ommwriter

Hello there! Today will be a great day, and here’s why: Today, I started using an app called Ommwriter. 

Blue October’s Livestream Concert, Pt. 1

Last night, my sister and I popped some popcorn, grabbed my computer, and set up Blue October’s livestream concert. (I purchased a ticket earlier that day. The ticket I purchased allows me to view their concert again, which helped because I worked until 10 last night.)

#Imgratefulfor

Here are three things I’m grateful for in my life right now: my amazing family my good friends & my boyfriend my sweet Golden-girl Retrievers Bentley & Charlie My family has helped pump me up when I’m down, has encouraged me to be myself & believed in my writing skills & my passion for booksContinue reading “#Imgratefulfor”

Airbending

Bending the air while doing breathing exercises is a struggle:If I can bend the other three elements so well,why can’t I airbend? Listening & seeing trouble ahead is a big problem for me:I bend before I speak,using my muscles before I think (sometimes)I know I’m young & brash,but that’s just who I am right now.Continue reading “Airbending”

Reichenbach Fall

If only everyone could successfully fake their own death,just like Sherlock does in “The Reichenbach Fall,”we wouldn’t have to worry about dying. The pavement would be splattered with fake Halloween blood,& your tears would mirror my tears of poorly-timed laughter. If only I hadn’t watched Requiem for a Dream—the seedy drug underbelly filling my mind—ifContinue reading “Reichenbach Fall”

ADD Superpower

I have ADDbut it catchesthe red feathers of birds in the trees,& the kaleidoscope of colors in the grass, the golden fur of my dogs,& the ideas swirling around my mind I have ADD& I sympathizewith other people’s livesI know what it’s like to live on the outsideof the inner circle,the huddle of people whoContinue reading “ADD Superpower”

Legacy. What is a legacy?

It’s bonsai seedlings planted during your lifetime, seeit’s words written for a treatyit’s mike-drops before your cabinet,a plan to get through to Congress my legacy is in words,tattooed onto my wrists, black words upon my white flesh it’s fighting endlesslyfor publishers go-ahead to the printing press it’s waking up early & writing morning pages,I guessContinue reading “Legacy. What is a legacy?”

Knit Two

In the sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club, which focuses on an eclectic group of women who knit in their spare time, Knit Two is about the events after Georgia Walker’s untimely death. Dakota, her now college-aged daughter, runs the Walker and Daughter yarn store with Perri, a woman who makes unique pocketbooks. WhileContinue reading “Knit Two”

The Legend of Korra: a Worthy Sequel

The Legend of Korra focuses on the next installment in the Avatar Cycle. As young Korra–who is the Avatar, and is able to bend three of the four natural elements–proudly displays her abilities to a small group of adults, she shows that she’s clearly capable and very headstrong.

Why I Write LGBTQ+ Characters

While I am not a person who identifies as LGBTQ+, I do identify as an ally. I’m very passionate about LGBTQ+ rights, and read and think about these issues a great deal. I have friends who are LGBTQ+. I fully love and support every one of them.