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My Essay for Women Writers
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A few months back, I had a burst of creative insight on a topic I’d been mulling for a while—what creative forces had motivated me to finish my second novel. Shortly after, I came across a particular passage in #Hamiltome that crystallized the topic for me. So I sat down and put some thoughts down on paper. My first instinct was to hit “Publish” and share them on my blog. But I stopped myself, knowing I might be able to get it published somewhere.

Today I’m happy to share my essay, “Having An Affair With Your Writing,” came out this week for the online literary magazine, Women Writers, Women’s Books.

A special thank you to Barbara Bos for letting me highlight my work on her site. And, while I don’t expect them to ever see this, shout-outs to Elizabeth Gilbert and Lin-Manual Miranda, too. I speak for a LOT of creatives out there when I say I am INSANELY inspired by the both of you!Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 4.43.20 PM

 

 

What to Read Now: Summer 2016

Another season, another What to Read post for Jen over at EffortlessChic.com. As quiet as I’ve been on the blog, the great news is that it’s in large part the result of having finished my second manuscript (which is now out with some critique partners/beta readers for that revision stage that is both so painful and necessary and wonderful all at once). My hope is to pick back up with some content here now. I’ve got an essay coming out …

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What to Read Now: Winter 2016

So thrilled to share my latest What to Read post for Jen over at EffortlessChic.com. And in even more exciting news, I was thrilled when she asked me to formally join her as part of her outstanding editorial team!     Here’s my Winter Reading List and for a long view, check out my picks for fall 2015, summer 2015, winter 2015, fall 2014, and summer 2014.

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My Q&A with Director and Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo

What a thrill it was this fall to interview Hoosier director and screenwriter Angelo Pizzo. This is the man who has written some of the best sports films of all time (Hoosiers and Rudy among them) and this November he’s back with another, My All American, a movie he wrote and directed about Texas football star Freddie Steinmark, an undersized but determined high school player who lead the Texas Longhorns to the 1969 national championship before a dramatic diagnosis sidelines …

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What to Read Now: Fall 2015

For about a year now I’ve been collaborating with uber-awesome LA stylist Jen Pinkston as her go-to source for seasonal book recommendations for her lifestyle site, EffortlessChic.com. Check out my latest fall reading list and, for a long view, check out my picks for summer 2015, winter 2015, fall 2014, and summer 2014.

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