One of my favorite things in the whole world to do is to sketch. My mother is a brilliant artist and I have two cousins with similar visual and artistic skills. I used to sell some of my work at the MAC in Worthington and didn’t do too bad, but after a while, I realized … More Sketch Artist
All of us have known rejection. It comes in all forms and flavors, from romance to work and everything in between. It varies in impact and pain, livelihood and acceptance. It is a ubiquitous vein of pain we all share in some form or another. And the more you live, the more chances you take, … More Rejection is useful in all its forms
In my new book On Fire, there’s a chapter that talks about my good friend driving me from Columbus to New York for an interview with a major sports league. During the drive, she queued up this mash-up from the DJ Wick-it the Instigator, which features The Black Keys and Big Boi and is titled … More PRESS PLAY: What I’m listening to
As a writer, you spend a lot (A LOT) of time by yourself. Weeks, months, years on end of just you and your trusty writing equipment (computer, paper, typewriter…whatever) crafting a story that you hope other people will connect with. And then the day comes and you finally have the opportunity to put that hard-won … More Loving all the photos of people with my book!
Valentine’s Day has evolved so much over the years, and I’m so happy to see it. When I was a kid, I remember making the foiled shoe boxes with decorative lace and hearts and taking it to school to get my Valentine’s cards from my classmates. I used to carefully write my own cards and … More Celebrating all kinds of love today
As a writer, I’m always in need of beta readers. Beta readers look at material before it goes to an editor and give feedback on the story and the characters. You don’t need an English degree or to be in the field of writing. All you need is to be an avid reader who enjoys … More I need beta readers!
Simply put, On Fire is about me and my daughter and our journey through extraordinary circumstances. Over the years, interactions with many different people have all led to the same conclusion that she and I could be the Gilmore Girls. Lorelei and Rory incarnate. And I agree with that notion. When you start to dig … More What my book “On Fire” is about—and where you can buy it!