The Island in Photographs

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll have seen a few of these photographs already. But most of these are making their debut on this photo-post. We spent a few days on the Outer Banks, a place I spent many weeks every year when I was growing up. The place...

Letter #6: On Not Writing

Alt Text: A photograph of a sculpted frog sleeping next to an alarm clock. Note to readers: This post is part of a series of letters between me and my friend and author Lauren Faulkenberry. I publish our letters here on my blog, and she also publishes our letters on...

Uncertainty

Writing is both easy and hard. For some people, one of my children, for instance, writing can be very, very hard. One of my children has a learning disability that makes forming words and reading them difficult. For me, forming words has never been hard, even when I...

Letter #5: Pushing Through

Note to readers: This post is part of a series of letters between me and my friend and author Lauren Faulkenberry. I publish our letters here on my blog, and she also publishes our letters on her blog. You can read all of our letters here. Check out Lauren’s latest...

Every Book Deserves a Party

At the beginning of this month, my second novel, CHASING CHAOS, came out. (It’s part of the Hollywood Lights Series.) That was pretty awesome but also weird (as I wrote about here). As I mentioned in that earlier post, despite all the build-up and expectations,...