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On Hiatus

As you might’ve noticed, this blog (and me) have been on hiatus for awhile. I’m taking a break, mainly because I had a baby in October, and I’m trying to figure out the whole working mom thing. I have some ideas, and hope to work on writing and publishing again soon. Thanks for all your […]

In Praise of Doing What Does Not Come Naturally

Yesterday I went for what might’ve been my last run until the spring thaw. It was a bit blustery at 36 degrees, but it felt so good! I ran a slow mile and then walked another mile, savoring how good it felt to run outside for what might be the last time in a long […]

Autumn 2013 Recap (Part 1)

Autumn 2013 was quite busy, and I’m just now getting some time to catch up with my blog. I did a lot of traveling and speaking in addition to my usual teaching load, and I’m currently enjoying my January break. My first school visit was at Elkins Middle and High Schools in West Virginia (which […]

The Sense Of Immediacy And Thoughts On Revision

I have the luxury of spending roughly four hours on writing-related ventures today (I am so lucky!) due to a fluke in my schedule and a quiet week school-wise. I have been writing like fiend, whenever I get a chance, and I have been caught up in my subject in a way I haven’t been […]

Florence + The Machine: Shake It Out

I first saw Florence + The Machine on SNL and I was transfixed. I am madly in love with this song right now. I keep listening to it on repeat, at top volume. I love the music, and love the lyrics. I’ve embedded the music video below, and posted the lyrics as well. Regrets collect […]

Book Cover T-Shirts

These tee-shirts are so cool. I want The Bell Jar one, personally. http://outofprintclothing.com/shop/t-shirts/womens/

Is This Really My Life?

I keep having these moments lately, where I’m like, “Is this really my life? I am so lucky.” I turn thirty at the end of June this year, and I think my upcoming birthday has put me in a reflective mood. I was driving back from a speaking engagement at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN, […]

NEDAwareness Week Guest Blog/Seal Press

Here is a link to the guest blog I did for Seal Press (my publisher) for NEDAwareness Week: http://sealwomen.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-time-to-talk-about-it.html

Spring Events

It’s going to be a busy spring! This is part of my spring events and appearances schedule. I’m still working on finalizing some plans on the East Coast. February 24th (Thursday): 8 p.m. Bethany Lutheran CollegeNEDAwareness Week Recovery Talk, Discussion, and Book SigningYounge Gym, 700 Luther Drive, Mankato, MN 56001 March 12th (Saturday): 11 a.m. […]

Launch Party Reminder

Next Friday, April 24th, the launch party for Purge: Rehab Diaries starts @ 4PM in the University of MN Bookstore in the Coffman Student Union which is on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus. Here is the address: 300 Washington Avenue SEMinneapolis, MN 55455 You can park in the Washington Avenue, River Road or […]