Hello dear friends, this blog has been nonexistent because, well, we were finishing homeschool (a fun-ish experiment), and then getting our house ready to show and packing to get ready to move back to Albuquerque which just means mass chaos over here. But in the midst of all the craziness, I am releasing my second… Continue reading Hand in Hand Releases Tomorrow!
Well, 2020 has come to an end, and I don't think I need to say anything more about why this marks a bigger day than simply the end of another year. 2020 has been the weirdest, most anxiety-inducing, character-building, value-affirming year of my life thus far, and there are plenty of things to mourn, lament,… Continue reading What Saved Me in 2020
I LOVE the Sorta Awesome podcast, it has gotten me through so much over the years, and today I got to be a guest on the show to talk about all things books and writing and my publishing journey for My Storied Year. Check out the episode here!
This is it, dear friends and family and readers. My Storied Year will hit the shelves and people’s doorsteps and Kindles on TUESDAY, and I can’t even believe it’s here. Some fun things that have been happening: Advanced copies of My Storied Year went out a few weeks ago, and readers have been sharing it… Continue reading My Storied Year LAUNCHES in TWO Days!
Okay, I get it, feel free to roll your eyes at me. I’ve been homeschooling for an entire two weeks, who am I to have some lessons already? There are a million homeschool parents out there with way better blogs and posts and no, I will not be turning this blog into a homeschooling one.… Continue reading 10 Lessons from Homeschool, Two Weeks In
First of all, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who commented, messaged, and shared the news about my upcoming book this week! I feel so loved, and I cannot wait for the book to be in your hands. If you missed my big announcement, here it is! AND- My Storied… Continue reading My Path to Publishing
✨ Here it is!!!! ✨ So excited to finally show you the cover of My Storied Year (I love it so much!!!) and tell you a little more about it!! It tells the story of Dragon Stewart, 7th grader, who works hard every day to avoid bullies and his own weird sister at school. But… Continue reading Cover Release and ARC Application!!
I have an amazing online writing group. There are four of us: strong women and mothers and writers and dreamers. We come from all over the world—our words travel thousands of miles each week to be read, cared for, gently critiqued, questioned, edited, and encouraged. These women are single-handedly keeping my writing life alive through… Continue reading Rain
I’ve tried to start this post a million times in a million different ways, and I just can’t seem to land on how to write about this, but here goes. My oldest starts kindergarten next week, and with that comes a whole lot of feelings. Mostly excitement for her, maybe a few nerves: my girl… Continue reading On the Joy of New Beginnings (and Sending our Baby to Kindergarten!)
Last night at church, our pastor started off his Father's Day weekend sermon with, "If you want to get a really interesting conversation going with a group of people, just ask them to tell you about their relationships with their dads." Moms have a lot of societal pressure to be the "perfect Pinterest" moms, doing… Continue reading For Daddy