Hello again, Friends! The last two weeks have been crazy-busy, as I’ve been out on the Minnesota leg of my book tour for ROAM. It’s been exhausting, exhilarating and so much fun! A huge thank you to everyone who has braved the hazardous roads that have plagued every single one of my book signings to … Continue reading ROAM: “Be Kind and Have Courage.”
Added to my calendar: November 3rd NaNoWriMo Creative Writing & Local Author Fair at Winona Public Library!
Originally posted on Book Besties:
One day I decided to sit down and write a book. I’d never thought about writing before, didn’t even really like it all that much. I was a business major in college, only taking the requisite English and literature classes required for graduation. Sure, I wrote essays, term papers, book…
I’ve absolutely had enough, and I’m on a mission to change things! In case y’all haven’t seen, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas — a talented and highly decorated gymnast and member of Marta Karolyi’s Final Five Team — has been under attack by haters. It seems this girl can do no right in the eyes … Continue reading Mama Bear Rage by Proxy
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been rather silent on my blog lately. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may’ve noticed that I seem to be on a tangent lately as I’ve posted some rather vehement comments and links related to the topic of the sexual assault on college campuses, and … Continue reading Not on a Tangent: It’s my “Work in Progress”
Originally posted on Shut Your Whore Mouth:
So. It’s been a hot minute. What happened is this: I had some super big blogging plans, and they never quite came together the way I hoped, so rather than saying, “Well, that didn’t work–what else can we talk about?” I just pretended like none of it had…
In the last week or so, the whole world has weighed in on the Brock Turner Stanford Rape Case. For those who aren’t familiar, Turner was a NCAA Division I collegiate swimmer and olympic hopeful on scholarship to Stanford University, and was convicted of the brutal sexual assault of a young woman he met at a fraternity party. … Continue reading Anything But Yes is No
Today I want to extend to all of you my most humble and truly heartfelt THANK YOU! Yesterday, I received my first royalty statement from my publisher and, while I’ll likely never get rich writing, I am truly thankful for the support of so many who have supported me with this first novel. It’s such a hard … Continue reading A Note of Heartfelt Thanks!
There are some events that are so horrific — so real — that they live on in your mind forever. The shooting and subsequent death of JFK, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the day our nation came under attack by terrorists on 9/11. For me, there are a couple more major events I’d add to … Continue reading The El Reno Super Tornado: 3 Year Anniversary
“We come here to remember Those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.” ~ Inscription at the gate to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Most people say they’ll never forget where they were … Continue reading April 19, 1995: Oklahoma’s Loss of Innocence