This is where I rant about pop culture and first kisses and well-honed writing distractions . . .
April 2, 2020
Small Silver Linings

Social distancing has made me really aware of counting small silver linings. I should say up front—and for anyone who knows me this is no surprise—I am not a positive person. My favorite pastime is complaining. But I also don’t ever want to hurt anyone’s feelings. It’s a bit of a contradiction. So while I’ll […]

February 15, 2020
Love Tactics & Valentine's Day Wishes

This Valentine’s Day I celebrate a decades-long love affair with the instructional manual Love Tactics: How to Win the One You Want. I bought this gem when I was in high school at the Army base PX overseas where I grew up. I'm certain I bought it very sincerely and without irony, having never had […]

December 6, 2019
To 11 YA Romances I've Loved Before

This list started out with 24 YA Romance contenders and still seemed way too short. But I wanted to do a top ten list. After much struggle and heartache and concern that I wasn’t representing a diverse enough range of love stories, I decided to get over myself. This is just one list. One snapshot […]

October 23, 2019
Gilmore Girls' Math

My mother recommended I watch Gilmore Girls when it was in its original run and I scoffed like a bratty kid. I believe my exact words were something charming and intelligent like: “I am NOT watching Gilmore Girls.” I drew out the title to let her know that I would never, NEVER watch a show […]

October 23, 2019
Missed First Kisses

Perhaps the reason I love to write first kiss scenes is because I know I can make them happen. Something I seemed wildly unable to do in real life despite a lot of wishing and hoping and thinking and planning and dreaming. You all know the song, right? No? Well, it’s an oldie, but it […]

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