to inspire.

Are you guys into Pinterest? I’ve used the site off and on over the past few years, but never found myself consistently using the platform. But in December I found myself mapping out… Continue reading

[insert happy dance]

[this is kinda long, bear with me] SOOOOO. You know how my word for the year of the year is RELEASE. And you know how I told you about my ten releases this… Continue reading

Best Books of 2014!

I read 111 books in 2014! You can see the complete list here, and add me as a friend on goodreads if you haven’t yet! I read 87 young adult novels, 15 adult… Continue reading


Last night at nine o’clock I’d already tucked myself into bed with a new Cora Carmack novel. Several kids were in the RecRoom set up for a Dr. Who marathon, and my husband was… Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for New Books!

In our home we have a Christmas Eve tradition of opening two gifts before bed, a new pair of pajamas and a book. This is one of my favorite parts of Christmas! Mostly because we are… Continue reading

doing the brave thing.

Hello friends! January of 2013 I wrote the first draft of my novel Flicker. Since then it has undergone nearly a dozen rounds of revisions and is something I am truly proud of… Continue reading

make & believe.

This past January I joined in for a goodreads reading challenge. I met my goal on Halloween!   I still have a few months before the yearly challenge is over, so I will… Continue reading

where the story actually is.

This past weekend I left for Charlotte to spend a few days with my dear friend Alicia. We had only a few items on the agenda— mainly to see Calvin Harris at Rooftop210… Continue reading

walk a little tight-rope.

  Living life with lots of people is a balancing act. I fall off that tight rope often, but that isn’t the point. The point is that I have to get back up… Continue reading

begin again.

//Bela: 7th grade, Phoenix: 11th grade, Moses: 5th grade, Atticus: Pre-K, Maisey: 2nd grade, Lincoln: 2nd grade// My little family is back to the daily grind of school life. Which is very different… Continue reading