At some point during the car trips of my childhood, my sister (the one who’s closest to me in age), would invariably stop to point out the creepiest, oldest, abandoned house on the side of the road and say,   There’s your dream house. I’d wrinkle my nose. We’d laugh. Then resume singing, You’re a Grand Old Flag or the oh so monotonous, Five Hundred Miles, until inevitably I’d poke her in the ribs and say, Look! It’s your future… Read more »

I’m kinda ridiculously excited to watch The Sound of Music Live! this Thursday, December 5th. I’ve been a BIG fan of the movie since I was a kid, watching it every year and playing the soundtrack on my record player again and again.   Raindrops on roses   When I was younger, I probably got a kick out of singing along. Silver white winters… (and snowflakes that stay on my nose and lashes)   But eventually my fascination with this… Read more »

  Big news…my debut YA book, Come Back to Me, is out NOW. It went live on Amazon last Wednesday, a happy surprise. There I was gearing up for the you’ve-published-a-book-now-what marathon, when suddenly the starter pistol went off. I think I was tying my shoes or something. But I got moving. Thanks in BIG part to family, friends, and lots of super cool people like the WANA (we are not alone) writing community. Although no one mentioned the adrenaline…. Read more »