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Going Back to School in Australia, Korea, and the UK

image taken from Future Learn’s Transmedia Storytelling Course Before anyone gets excited, no, I haven’t been accepted into any MFA programs. I haven’t even applied…and I’m skeptical as to whether I ever will. It has been almost a year and a half since I graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a completely online course… Continue reading Going Back to School in Australia, Korea, and the UK

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11/11: Cover Reveal on the Anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s hug

Being a good tomato scout, I always observe 11/11 as a very magical day. If there’s one thing that being in Jason Webley’s Army of Lunatics has taught me, it is that 11 11, (in any of its incarnations on clocks, calendars, or highways) carries a special and sort of enchanting power with it. There’s… Continue reading 11/11: Cover Reveal on the Anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s hug

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The Fraud Police: Growing Up Only Gets Harder

If you’ve never seen it, Amanda Palmer’s commencement speech, “The Fraud Police,” is a wonderful talk about imposter syndrome and the feeling that whatever you’re doing, you haven’t actually done anything to deserve it. They say one of the most powerful and pleasurable feelings humanity experiences is earned success…the sensation that your effort was what… Continue reading The Fraud Police: Growing Up Only Gets Harder

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Winning Big in Reno and Other Small Accomplishments

Hello, hello! I’m having a hard time getting back in the swing of things, mostly because I haven’t been “in the swing” for nearly a month now. Between medical mishaps and a kamikaze social life, I’ve been pretty burned out. Reno was a great vacation though, and it was good to spend three days unwinding… Continue reading Winning Big in Reno and Other Small Accomplishments

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I Guess I’m a Nomad a.k.a. Where the HECK I’ve BEEN

Life has been overwhelmingly fantastic…with an emphasis on the overwhelming. I don’t think this happens to other people, but when too much intense stuff happens (even if it is good stuff!) I tend to snap. Other people weather through depressed days because too much is going wrong in their life…whereas I can spend three days… Continue reading I Guess I’m a Nomad a.k.a. Where the HECK I’ve BEEN

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Brazilian Steaks and Feelings: Celebrating the Book Deal!

What a crazy wonderful week it has been! I’ve bought some new books I’m chomping at the bit to read, and finally got a chance to go out and celebrate my book deal with my boyfriend. He took me out to a Brazilian steak house in San Jose. I’d never been to anything like it,… Continue reading Brazilian Steaks and Feelings: Celebrating the Book Deal!