Category: Real Talk

My Me Too

I’ve been fortunate to keep the company of some truly excellent men. These are men with whom I have walked alone at night without an ounce of fear. Men who have stood by my side and comforted me… Read More

Music That Made Me

They say that smell is the most powerful sense when it comes to triggering memory. This has only been true once in my life. I was sixteen. We were visiting friends in New York. A woman came to… Read More

The Sorting Hat

I’ve taken a lot of Harry Potter Sorting Hat quizzes (including the official Pottermore one) and have universally been sorted into Gryffindor. This, of course, always prompts existential self-examination. Why Gryffindor? Why not Ravenclaw, House of the Bookworms,… Read More

Valentine Ramble

“Are you chafing as usual on this auspicious day?” he asked me. This was years ago, before Ryan, back when I was chronically single (oh, eighteen-year-old me, how much you have to learn). Before I’d ever been gifted with… Read More

On Politics and Friendship

I hate politics and board games for the same reason: Competition brings out the worst in people. John Green put it best when he said, Thus far, I have kept myself out of the online political fray. There… Read More

Cath Techs Are Superheroes

I should probably be writing about books; I’ve been to two release parties and read about eight books since my last post. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about today. My husband often works late. I’m… Read More

The Day I Became an Outhouse

This week is going to involve a lot of waiting. My order from Book Depository is taking much longer than I had hoped. I won’t know if I got a job that I’m really hoping for until at… Read More

Discussing Diversity

Last night, I went to a panel event at the lovely One More Page Books. Authors in attendance were Marieke Nijkamp (one of the founders of We Need Diverse Books), Robin Talley, Kat Spears, and Miranda Kenneally. The… Read More

What We Learned At The THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT Release Party

I admit it: I have yet to read Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s Starbound Trilogy (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light). I’ve been drooling over their covers for ages now, but haven’t gotten around to actually… Read More

I’m Alive, I Swear (Or, Twirly Tries NaNoWriMo)

So. I recognize that it’s been a while since I’ve published a blog post. And by “a while,” I mean “an embarrassingly long time.” I keep telling myself that it’s okay, I’ve been in full-blown novel mode–and I… Read More