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
Hey, buddies. It’s been a couple of months. What have I been up to? I’ve done three rounds of revisions on my Pitch Wars book and written almost 20,000 words of a new book. I’ve gone to Arizona a couple of times and spent a weekend in LA with my mom, sisters, and niece. I’ve… Continue reading Small Talk
I’ve been wanting to write this post for years, long before it became a fact, and now I can officially proclaim: I have a literary agent! I will never tire of typing/saying that. It’s especially sweet because of who my agent is. As of January 24, 2017, I am represented by Jess Dallow of Brower… Continue reading I’ve Got Stamina (and an AGENT)
Hey, darlings. I woke up in the mood to list some kickass female characters and that’s what I’m going to do. Here’s a group of gals I channel when I’m in need of a boost: Stella Gibson (The Fall) Stella is tough, focused. She’s flawed, but fantastic at her job. And she maintains a deep level of… Continue reading Who are you channeling?
When I was fourteen, Christmas break occurred during my I Literally Have Zero Friends phase. This phase came about after some stuff went down and it was mostly by choice. I don’t regret the choice because, even though it was painful at the time, it was the healthier path. It was a formative experience that… Continue reading A 1994 Christmas Miracle (minus the miracle)
My acting career was comprised of some great roles and a mishmash of acting-adjacent jobs. During this time, I worked for two different companies that used theatre to explore bigger issues with children and teens; issues like healthy relationships vs non-healthy relationships and bullying. The first job I worked under this umbrella took place in… Continue reading Standing By
My manuscript, the recently retitled Florence Leary’s Theory of Flight, is getting so polished it’s almost slippery. As per the rules of Pitch Wars, the agent round is still a few weeks away. So’s the time when I’m free to start sending out those query letters. I’m itching to query. For a writer, querying is… Continue reading Coping with Hope