Created for Necessity, Employed for Passion

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Let's build a world. Explore what we believe by writing. In many ways my characters’ experiences with fate, destiny and free-will mirror my own. What is up to us and what isn’t? It’s one of the great questions of the human experience, I think. But no matter what is for us to control, we must own the identity. You’re a writer if you write. Period. Writing is a lovely way to spend one’s time. Enjoy it. And I hope you enjoy my writing here.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

High School Ruminations

Hawaii was great, you guys. I got to spend time with my family, go to the beach, and visit some of my favorite childhood spots (yep, I grew up there!)

Some of you may not know that I based San Bellaro High off of my school, Seabury Hall. We, too, had a Cooper House, rolling hills, and ocean views. It's fun to go back now and remember what life was like when I wasn't writing about that place...but living there. I spent more time in the library than Rosaline does, and I was far more concerned with grades than parties, but somewhere around that green, green campus is a seventeen year old girl who is just trying to figure it out-- that we share.

There is also that little balcony above the courtyard. Did you think I conveniently made it up? It's real!

Tell me--- are there any secret spots at your high school? What will you miss about being there, or, if you're already gone, what do you? (And, of course, feel free to share what you will be happy to leave behind!)



Thursday, September 13, 2012

When You Were Mine vid!

Check me out talking When You Were Mine! (And let me know how it is--- I can't get up the nerve to watch it :) Hence the pic.

Hope you're all having a great week! I'm on vacation in Hawaii--- pics soon!



Thursday, September 6, 2012

In case you didn't hear...

I am in Ravenclaw!!

I got sorted on Pottermore last night and wow--- crazy experience! Have you all done it yet? If not I seriously recommend getting involved. I thought for sure I'd be in Hufflepuff but the more I read about Ravenclaw, the more I realize--- I ended up exactly where I'm supposed to be!

What house are you all in? Tell me! And let's compete for house points online ;)



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Best Of Summer

Summer is officially over, and while I shed a tear for the fading sun (and beach seaosn), I look forward to fall (my wardobe is better).

But before we say goodbye for good I wanted to do a little memory hit parade of the summer. I have a feeling this is one I'm going to remember.

May-- my debut novel When You Were Mine is released into the world! Best. Month. Ever.

June-- I attended my first-ever ALA where I HUNG OUT WITH DEB CALETTI!

July-- I went to Comic Con! I will never forget that trip. An incredible experience I really, really hope to have again.

August-- I got to go to my very own book club and hear the amazing ladies of FYA discuss WYWM-- talk about a bucket-list moment.

In between book stuff there were weddings and beach weekends, lots of laughter and SUN!

Next up? Hawaii for 10 days and then, you guys, I'm going to DISNEYWORLD! Planning a girl's weekend with one of my besties :)

Just because summer is over, doesn't mean the magic has to end.

Tell me-- what's on your summer Best Of list? And what are you looking forward to in the fall?