Books News

Special Treat!

DEAL ALERT! I am super excited to announce that The Checklist has been selected as an Editor’s Pick for Amazon First Reads. If you are a Kindle reader and/or a Prime member you can get early access to The Checklist all through the month of May. Scoop up the book here: Happy reading!

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Grounded—The Remix

This pandemic feels like the final instalment of the Lord of the Rings movies. You know the end is coming, but it is taking way too long to get there. On the upside, friends and loved ones are starting to get their vaccines, so I look forward to hugging some of y’all very soon! In […]

Books ThisandThat Travel

Thanks 2020 aka Lessons!

Typically, I write a list of all of the things I have learned (or, often relearned) while travel. In 2020 I didn’t traveling much and I learned a lot of lessons I did not want to learn. So, instead of my usual format, I decided to make lemonade out of lemons and do a year […]

Books Events

Join Us!

Today is the day! Join me, Jayci Lee, Lauren Layne, and Brittainy C. Cherry for a chat over on the Ripped Bodice’s Facebook page today at 5pm PST. Bring your after work bevi of choice and your questions for us. We promise not to get into too much mischief…at least not until 5:15! To watch, click here:  See […]

Hometown Tourist

Still Ground…

We’re still posted up in the house, so this is your friendly reminder to wear a mask and wash your hands, people! To say the last few months have been difficult is like saying that hell is a little warm. The good news is that in between the hurt, I have found a few bright […]

Books News Writing

Big News!

I’m delighted to announce that my debut novel, The Checklist has been sold to Montlake Romance! Talk about screaming outside of my heart! I was so excited I almost didn’t make it. God bless my agent, who not only sat through multiple rounds of Beyonce gifs, but two phone calls to explain what happening to […]

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Since I’m Grounded…

Typically, this is the time of year I start to rack up frequent flyer miles. But, thanks to a global pandemic, my travel plans are on the chopping block. So, instead of a) running around and potentially becoming a COVID vector, or b) moping about relentlessly, I figured I’d put a little effort into a […]

Food Travel

What is Time? Lessons I Learned in 2019

Alternatively titled; How I Learned to Take a Break. You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here. I needed a break, so I took one (with only minimal amounts of guilt involved). Basically, I over-committed myself and had to do a little back burnering. Between writing a new book, polishing […]


24 Hours in Austin

If you only have a short amount of time in Austin, here are some tips for making the most of Texas’s weirdest city.


Cape Town – A Dream from Start to Finish

Even running a marathon couldn’t make me love Cape Town less.