Three Authors of Romance Who Swept Me Off My Feet (again and again)

Three Authors of Romance Who Swept Me Off My Feet (again and again)

Three authors of romance who swept me off my feet (when I thought I knew it all as a heavy consumer of all romantic fiction) and deposited me on the fainting couch (or something like that) must be noted. Are you one of those readers who’s kind of sort of definitely read it all? You read books because you love it, not because the story is going to really surprise you anymore? Girl meets boy. Girl hates boy. CONFLICT. Girl and...
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Why You Should Travel To Russia (an interview)

Why You Should Travel To Russia (an interview)

Erin and I met through Pinterest at first, and then e-mail, and then in real life (when we lived, worked, and explored Austria together). Isn’t it funny how internet friendships begin? When Erin and her sister visited Russia (why didn’t I go!) for a sister vacation (oh, that’s why), she fulfilled one of her pipe dreams. You can’t live a dream unless you make it happen. So Erin did. Erin’s cool. Do what Erin did. You can’t live a dream...
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What’s The Best Reading Position?

What's The Best Reading Position?

What’s the best position for reading? I received an email recently from someone telling me how she struggled to find a comfortable position to read in. If she lay on her stomach, eventually her back would begin aching. If she read on her back, her arms grew weary under the weight of the book (and gravity). She flattered me then, asking what a great reader like me did. Great reader? Did you hear that? Hehe. *blushes* Have you ever wondered...
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Bold Lipstick Like a Super Star

I Love Bold Lipstick

It’s not hard to wear a bold lipstick. I think it’s one of these things that we overthink or over-complicate. The key is to straighten those shoulders and slap that bold color on your lips. Walk tall, chicadee.   How To Wear A Bold Lipstick I’m on a lipstick kick. Seriously, I want to wear it everyday right now. Maybe it’s the shift to cooler weather or maybe I’m just feeling more vibrant. Or maybe it was my first successful trip...
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Author Interview: Robin C. Farrell

Resistance Rising by Robin C. Farrell

I love friend recommendations, which is why I love book recommendations,…which is why I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend-recommended friend, Robin, who has a book recommendation for you (and me). I met Robin through a friend who said something along the lines of “you do literary things and so does she.” And you know, that pretty much sealed the deal. When Robin shared that she had a completed novel (my heart went out to her because I’m...
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It’s More About What God HASN’T Done

It's More About What God HASN'T Done

The milk frother screamed behind me as it heated liquid to foam, and the cash register drawer rolled open. Conversations wove between the soft pop music. I sat at a vintage table across from a new friend, brainstorming a piece of her writing. Clutching my chai in its tall green mug, I stared at the creamy pattern in the top of the drink. “So how’s that going anyway?” Such a simple question. Why was it so hard to answer? And how...
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Partner in Crime: The Art of Sehn

Partner in Crime: The Art of Sehn

The protagonist of my first book series (not available yet) is a 20-something with a degree in art and a job that pays the bills (ya need that!). But her dream is to make a living from her artwork. Other than occasional art classes during my schooling days, I have little training in art or knowledge of the art community. And yet, I’ve been writing a book about a wannabe artist. Yeah, I hear those squealing brakes. That’s why I...
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September 2016 Inspiration

I think Autumn is a time for looking back. Is it how the fresh leaves glow hued in death? Maybe it’s the chill breeze on my flesh and the changing wardrobe? The laughing, sun-colored days of summer have settled into earlier darkness. That’s where we’ve come from, but where are we going now? Here are a few things to delight your September.   Current Jam: Electronic with siren-voiced vocals. Dance-y and yet haunting. I tend to just allow YouTube to create...
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20-Something and Grieving Process

20-something and grieving

To be 20-something and grieving is hard.   20-Something and Grieving Some don’t experience grief, sadness, or loss until later in life while others face this emptying too early. Sorrow is the part of life that doesn’t usually show up on Instagram or Facebook. After all, those platforms are for contrived and perfect photos. Good vibes only. And if someone does post their difficulties, there will always be at least one comment (and a hundred others thinking), “Is Facebook (or other...
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Eat Your Way Through Vienna: 10 Restaurants

Vienna & Food

I love eating my way through cities, and I’m thrilled to share with you my favorite restaurants in Vienna. If you’ve been following along for a while, then you know that I lived near Vienna for over a year. And I fell head over heels in love with this beautiful city. Maybe if I had stayed longer, the stars in my eyes would have faded, but I’m not so sure. Recently, I’ve been missing Vienna. Therefore, I’m inviting you to...
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