Words Can Change The World.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Advocate.

Words Can Change The World.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Advocate.

Words Can Change The World.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Advocate.

Words Can Change The World.

Author. Speaker. Educator. Advocate.

Books

I write books that shine light on difficult subjects with grace and humor.

 

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FALLOUT GIRL: A Hollywood Lights Novel
CHASING CHAOS: A Hollywood Lights Novel
EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo
THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC: Transform Your Creative Life and Career
LOVE AND ENTROPY: A Hollywood Lights Novella
LIFE OF THE MIND INTERRUPTED: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education
TAKE YOUR CHARMING SOMEWHERE ELSE: A Hollywood Lights Novel
HOW TO STAY: A Hollywood Lights Novella
ENTANGLEMENT: A Hollywood Lights Novel

The Public Writing Life: How to Lose an Editor in Five Days

:: There are, indeed, expected ways of communicating with editors of public venues that you can’t possibly know unless someone tells you—or you learn the hard way by making mistakes. You would probably prefer to avoid making those mistakes.

Heartbreak in the Time of Covid. A Royal Legacy: 2006-2021.

:: This used to be an essay about grief, and anxiety disorder, and how we react when the whirl of events overwhelms us. Now it is also an essay about death and loss.

Three Ways to Teach with Empathy as the Pandemic Wears On

:: As we return to teaching this fall and the pandemic rages on, I want to share three things I’ve learned about teaching with empathy during Covid.

The Magicians: What Not To Do with Female Characters

:: I’m so tired of television shows and movies that can’t imagine women outside of basic tropes. That can’t imagine female friendships. That can’t imagine female experiences—including female pain—outside of a few certain experiences. There is so much life that women experience but we rarely see it on screen because women aren’t in writer’s rooms or behind the camera.