Writerly updates

I haven't done a personal check-in post in a while, so I thought I would drop in to provide some updates. My wordcount has been pretty depressed this year, which isn't really surprising. Some of the reasons for this are personal, some professional, but the big elephant in the room has been trying to get... Continue Reading →

Salt and Lemons: The Amalfi Coast

When people talk about going to Italy, they travel for the art, the history, the landscapes and the pasta. And yet, what I most want to talk about is the lemons. After leaving Pompeii, we headed to Minori, a small town on the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is the kind of place you film... Continue Reading →

The Impromptu Italy Adventure

Earlier this year, a friend from college reached out to me to say she was getting married. I was excited! Where was the wedding? Italy, she said. As some of you may remember, I took three months away last year, an exorbitant amount of time that required more than a bit of finagling, to explore... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: May 2022

May has been very busy, but I got some good reading in. There were so many titles I didn't get to this month that I'm very excited about, so look forward to the June post (assuming I can read a little faster!) The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin I loved this book. The Lotus Palace... Continue Reading →

Last Exit and Choosing Hope

Sometime in the past couple of years someone said, in an Instagram Story or a Tiktok or some other ephemeral medium, something that stuck with me: "You can't see the end of the path until you walk it." The person in question was talking about the environmental movement, about how it seems impossible to adapt... Continue Reading →

Author Check In

Hello, dears! I hope you're all taking care of yourselves during this weird, weird week. No Reading Round-up this month because I only had three stories I really wanted to include and I felt like that would leave it a little short. Expect an extra long Round-up in March, by which point I anticipate that... Continue Reading →

Anticipated Books of 2022

Here is a non-exhaustive list of all the books I'm super excited about in 2022. Links are provided where available, and I've tried to group things by month. If you have an anticipated release, put it in the comments! January Daughter of the Moon Goddess, Sue Lynn Tan (This book is already out but I... Continue Reading →

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