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Motherhood, PTSD, and the Loss of Optimism

May 22, 2018

Strength and perseverance has always come easy to me. I’ve always been a ‘glass half full’ kind of person. To be fair, I haven’t had the hardest life, but I can usually find a very clear path forward whenever the universe decides to make things interesting. The universe lately has had one sick sense of…

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The Hunt for Sweeny Observatory at Strawberry Hill

April 10, 2018

One of the things I love most about writing historical fiction is exploring the areas that I’m writing about. It’s fun to go to a place in a scene I’m writing and imagine what it must have been like during the period of my story. With historical fiction, I try to be as true to…

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San Francisco Writers Conference

Top 5 Things I Learned at the San Francisco Writers Conference

February 22, 2018

Last week I attended my first ever writers conference, the 2018 San Francisco Writers Conference. I went into it being pretty sure I wanted to make writing my new career. The experience affirmed this decision and then some. Deciding to be a writer, if you’ve ever been there or imagined what it would be like, is…

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Course Correction: I’m a Writer

February 21, 2018

After making a career for myself in web technology, I have decided to make a change. From now on, I will be identifying as a full-time writer. Yes, I said it. WTF? Why?? I’m crazy. I know, you don’t have to tell me. I’ve been making good money building websites at One Day Labs. I’m…

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1 in 100

February 12, 2018

My son Apollo will be 8 weeks old on Valentine’s Day. He has a congenital heart defect – severe pulmonary stenosis with double outlet right ventricle. This week is CHD awareness week, which is fitting for it being February 14th. He’s 1 out of 100 kids born with a heart issue. I was never sure…

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