To the Writers: A Call to Action

Dear Writer Friends: Some of you—a lot of you—are feeling pretty hopeless today. It’s hard to keep going when you feel that way. And I know I’m going to come off as Little Suzy Sunshine here, but trust me, I’m struggling right along with you, desperate to believe each Facebook post and tweet that’s straining […]

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Tuesday Book Birthday Extravaganza

Okay, so after a bit of a hiatus (understatement, anyone?), I’m going to dive headfirst back into this whole blogging thing. So bear with me as I work out the kinks and polish off the rust, yeah? I’ve decided to do a feature every Tuesday–publishing’s traditional “new release” day–with info on some of the latest […]

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The Next Big Thing

Author Wende Dikec tagged me to answer a few questions about my work in progress, and you know I’ll never turn down an opportunity to talk about my books, so here we go! What is your working title of your book? SHATTER AND FALL Where did the idea come from for the book? At a […]

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Kristy vs. The Wasp

So, I’m quite the girly girl. I’m not sure if this will surprise those who really know me or not. I’m don’t know how visible or obvious it is. I wear semi-battered Chucks almost constantly, I’m far more comfortable in ripped capris than a skirt, and I love a good dirty pun. But put me […]

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Awesome Mamas

This week, EpicChange.org is embarking on a project to channel our love for our mothers into a project to benefit the work of one awesome woman, Mama Lucy Kamptoni, who built a school for the children in her village, Arusha, Tanzania, with funds raised from a small chicken farm. That school, which began with only […]

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A Little Bit o’ Luck

Listening to: Pulp, “Like a Friend” So I’ve always had this weird theory about luck. I’ve thought for a long time that everyone has a certain amount. Some people–everyone knows someone like this–can win $50 from every $2 scratch-off lottery ticket they buy. They can randomly approach a slot machine, put in $10, and walk […]

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Follow Your Instincts

Listening to: The New Amsterdams, “Wait” Okay, I was going to complain about the weather, what with the winter storm just passed and the one to come, but then I saw a tweet that all five seasons of Daria will be released on DVD in May of this year, and I don’t have the wherewithal […]

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Kitchen-Cleaning Dance Party

So, occasionally I harness the powers of the Internets–mainly Twitter. Last winter, I let my followers decide whether I would dye my hair blond or brown. Twitter said blond, so I went with blond. Always a good decision (and the most natural-looking for me). This past summer, I waffled over whether to wear a rather […]

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