Cozy Little Christmas

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My obsession with pouring paint

There is a lot that can be said about art being a very useful form of therapy, but I’m going to skip ahead to September when I became obsessed with watching videos of people making gorgeous works of art by pouring paint. So then I decided to try it out myself. I had an abandoned

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Seven Years Ago

On September 19, 2012, two events occurred simultaneously. First, my grandmother celebrated her birthday. Second, I self-published my very first book, Zoe Thanatos. I started writing Zoe in the Spring of 2012 while in the middle of pursuing my Masters in Media Psychology at Fielding. I’d done a lot of reading both academic and non-fiction,

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I unplugged for the entire day and it was great

I’ve long had this idea of having an “analog day”, where I turn off my phone, maybe the wifi, and stay completely cut off from social media and current events/politics. I guess I thought it would be hard? This past Friday night before I went to bed I turned off my phone, giving myself permission

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The Backyard Project Begins

When my husband and I bought this house it came with a modestly-sized and totally unfinished backyard of roughly 2,000 square feet. Right away we started dreaming of the things we could do with so much space. Naturally the discussion of a pool happened very quickly, and just as quickly was filed away in the

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3 Goals for July

It’s never too late to set a goal, right? So we’re already eight days into the month of July. Pft. This past weekend I confronted two of my biggest fears – one intentionally, the other an act of mother nature – and in general I’ve been going through a kinda/sorta shift in my personal belief

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Happy 4th of July!

To all of my American readers, I hope you have a safe and fun 4th of July today! As we’ve done in past years, we’re celebrating the holiday in Lake Arrowhead, CA with family and lots of food and a fun day of sun-filled activities on the lake. Don’t forget to put on the SPF,

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Palm Springs is out now!

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More liveblogging Palm Springs

Happy Saturday to you. It’s just after 10:30 in the morning for me and I am getting settled in for some quality editing time. As I did in my last post, I’m going to be taking you through the editing process for my latest book, Palm Springs (out June 21st) and I’ll just warn you

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