Crunch & Noom & Oculus: Oh My!

Crunch, Noom and Oculus are going to be things I (hopefully) mention quite a bit moving forward. For those unfamiliar, Crunch Fitness is a gym franchise and Noom is a habit tracking app. Oculus I’ll explain in a bit. I plan on utilizing all three to attain a healthier self in 2022. I went toContinue reading “Crunch & Noom & Oculus: Oh My!”

Hello Cleveland!

I got an e-mail through work notifying me that I won tickets to see TSO (TranSiberian Orchestra) on Thursday 12/30 at 8PM in…Cleveland! I’ve been listening to their albums every holiday since before I can remember so naturally I said hellz yes and called Amanda to let her know she was road tripping with me.Continue reading “Hello Cleveland!”

2022: I’m Looking At You

I’ve got some high expectations for the coming year and while I’m trying not to think about the fact that 2022 could be interpreted as ‘2020 too’ I also respect that to-do lists are guidelines more than hard and fast rules. The reason I say that is because I’ve got quite a lot planned forContinue reading “2022: I’m Looking At You”

Write (Not) My Age & Merry Christmas!

I recently discussed a new book(s) idea that has me really excited. I’ve finished the plot outline and character profiles so that I can finally edit Seer. The issue I anticipate having with this story is that, while it will be written for YA, the protagonist is only 13. Normally that would suggest a middle-gradeContinue reading “Write (Not) My Age & Merry Christmas!”

Better Made…But Made Better

So I love the whole sweet/salty combo and, while I’m still on a weight loss journey, I will buy myself a tin of these every year. The tin should last me till the new year as it doesn’t have much in it and I’m having maybe one chip a day. That being said, while BetterContinue reading “Better Made…But Made Better”

Mother Nature Really Went ‘Hold My Beer’

Errant thoughts hold more power than we realize. A careless idea here or there can have very real world consequences. To what, you ask, am I referring? It’s a matter of snow. I had a date last Saturday night at the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights and passively it occurred to me that a little snowfallContinue reading “Mother Nature Really Went ‘Hold My Beer’”

Thankful & Here We Go Again!

This year I have a lot to be thankful for. My family, friends, agent, career, health and so much more. Has it been bumpy at times? Of course. But I’m a Michigander and bumpy roads are nothing new. I’m also thankful for the muse which I had briefly thought abandoned me but she was justContinue reading “Thankful & Here We Go Again!”

Adventures at the Selfie Museum!

So don’t get me wrong, I love writing. I love being an author and nothing could convince me to quit pursuing it as a life’s passion. But one of the aspects of life as an author is…marketing. blech But, miracle of miracles, for once, in pursuit of promoting myself, I actually managed to have aContinue reading “Adventures at the Selfie Museum!”

It Doesn’t Take Much

Like all people, authors appreciate…well…appreciation. Validation that the work they put into the world enriched the lives of those around them in some small way. Sometimes I wish I was the kind of author who was fine writing just for myself. Keeping my worlds to myself in Word docs and overflowing notebooks. But my loveContinue reading “It Doesn’t Take Much”

Ctrl + Alt + Repeat

Music is such a huge part of who I am as a person that it is no surprise it seeps into my writing process. Just like people choose music based on mood, I will decide on music based on what type of writing I’m doing. If it’s actual writing (as if there’s a fake writing,Continue reading “Ctrl + Alt + Repeat”