May 7, 2017

"Pray that when your dreams come true you'll be grateful."

Do you know the origin of that quote? If so, please tell me because I'd like to attribute it.

I've been thinking about that quote this week. It's excellent advice for a number of reasons.

  1. The power of positive...

May 1, 2017

This week I became obsessed with remembering the name of a former coworker who had died. We never worked closely together, but he was kind to me and he taught me how to do a small thing at work so that I've thought of him every time I've done that thing since. But some...

January 17, 2017

A friend stopped by my desk today to share some chocolate coins with me. I took this as the perfect opportunity to tell her about the childhood injustice I suffered at the hands of a leprechaun.

One morning, my elementary school classmates and I found our classroom in c...

October 23, 2016

For the last year I have had what you could call an interest, or a hobby, or an obsession with watching videos of bands on YouTube--performances, music videos, and especially interviews and "popumentaries." The music is a part of it, but a bigger part is my interest in...

October 20, 2016

I listened to an episode of the podcast Dear Hank & John recently where they answered s girl's question about the best way to reveal to her family that she had secretly learned to play the fiddle. They seemed almost as fascinated by secret fiddle learning as I was and...

August 22, 2016

On a recent road trip, I came across this on my way to the bathroom in Cline's Corners, New Mexico and was very intrigued by it. It looks like an outhouse and the sign is old-timey. At the same time, "a good time," makes you think of promises of sexy times scrawled on...

July 30, 2016

I'm working on revising the three books in my Gobbled series. My copy-editor, Angie, has given me notes on Goblin Winter, the third book in the series, and Goblin Girl, the second book in the series. (You can read about the humbling experience of finally working with a...

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