Happy Anniversary to Us

I have been a bad, bad blogger recently. Not that I’ve ever been the example for good bloggers (sporadic posts, much?). But I logged into WordPress today with the intention of writing a quick update, and found a Happy Anniversary notification from WordPress. Apparently, I have been blogging on here, writing flash fiction and book … Continue reading

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I read Gone Girl in a matter of days. I’m a fast reader, generally, but this was a nearly 500 page book and I didn’t have a lot of time for it. But the book kept me turning page after page. It’s starts out as a mystery and becomes something of a suspense. The crime … Continue reading

Work in Progress

It has been a busy and interesting summer, to say the list. The musical has taken up the majority of my time, and when I’m not acting/singing, I’m so pooped that writing has been difficult. I have free written a few angsty pieces here and there, but otherwise I have been dry of ideas. I … Continue reading

In Which I Tell You How Writing Saved My Life

I have been writing for as long as I can remember. What began as ten page picture books I’d create on printer paper and staple together soon became an obsession. By the time I was in fifth grade, I was writing twenty page short stories that made my teacher wonder if I even had a … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: The Room

He sits on a chair in the middle of a dark, dingy room. He waits, as always, for the door to open, for someone to come in, for someone to rescue him from this place. No, he is not bound to the chair. His feet are not nailed to the cracked and moldering floor of … Continue reading

In Which I Tell You That You Must, Must Read This Book!

If you don’t like mystery thrillers, well alright. Then don’t read it. But you’re missing out! I am not usually a mystery reader but this book had me hooked beginning to end. The writing was beautiful, which I found to be an unusual but wonderful difference from normal mysteries. I was emotionally invested from the … Continue reading

In Sickness and in Health…Hey, Is That a NookColor?

I have been sick. Everyone at the office is also sick, so it was really only a matter of time. I dodged it as long and as hard as I could – when this came around the first time, I was still the only one sniffle-free. Not so any more. I now sound like my … Continue reading

Dear Writer

Dear Writer, Admit it. You are like me – you love to create. You need it to survive, to continue feeling normal. But you love also the idea of one day seeing your name on a hardcover jacket typed out in a lovely custom font, and several glowing reviews of your novel waiting for the … Continue reading

Twilight, Again.

Okay somebody tell me. Explain it to me. Tell me why Twilight is such a phenomenon. Tell me why a story about a girl who cannot do anything for herself, who doesn’t mind that her boyfriend kidnaps her and locks her in his room for a few days, is so wildly popular. Tell me why … Continue reading