I just started reading When Life Gives You Lululemons, which is a sort of sequel to The Devil Wears Prada, as it features the character Emily Blunt played in the movie…and hey I just realized Emily Blunt’s character was also named Emily! …No, you’re right. That isn’t an interesting factoid at all so much as a humdrum coincidence. Moving… Continue reading The Devil Doesn’t Always Wear Prada
Remember that awful movie about the man who had a magical remote and could fast forward or rewind his own life? If you don’t remember it, don’t worry. You’re better for it. I certainly feel as though someone’s got a magical remote and is pointing it at me with maniacal schadenfreude. Waiting Fun Fact #1:… Continue reading Waiting
In the last five years, I’ve written five manuscripts…as well as lots of other things. If I’m not actively working on something, I get Restless Soul Syndrome. It’s a lot like Restless Leg Syndrome, but instead of legs, the creepy-crawly-pins-and-needles feeling is deep down in my gut. I’ve suffered from this affliction most of my… Continue reading Restless Soul Syndrome or It Doesn’t Have to Be Good
I’m embarrassed a good chunk of the time. I embarrass myself on social media sites and out in the world on a regular basis. But not too long ago, I decided to empower myself by owning that embarrassment. Kind of a “You can’t fire me, I quit!” mentality. For example, I recently started sharing the following story:… Continue reading Yearbooks (and other sources of embarrassment)
Another school year is upon us. And you know how I like my School Year’s Resolutions. Even when you aren’t a student/don’t live with any students, this feels like a time of reflection and renewal, wouldn’t you say? You know, blah blah blah, [insert You’ve Got Mail quote about a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils here], etc,… Continue reading More School Year’s Resolutions
Hi, and welcome to our Pitch Wars bio/wish list! We’ll be mentoring YA this year! A Little About Us: SONIA: I write YA contemporary and mystery, and I’ll be mentoring YA with Annette, who was one of my mentees from last year. YAY! I’m represented by the fabulous Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency, and my work… Continue reading #PitchWars 2017: Wish List & Bios!
I remember the glory days of romantic comedies. Even before we decided whether we were Carries, Mirandas, Samanthas, or Charlottes, we figured out which Julia Roberts movie we were (back then I was Runaway Bride, but I wanted to be Notting Hill). Aside: I’ve got a hunch romantic comedies will be making a comeback. The world is… Continue reading Level Up: The Love Edition