A Back-To-School Prayer

There’s a certain excitement with each school year. But there are certain worries as well. For me – and likely many other people with multiple sclerosis – there’s the fear that you won’t have enough energy to participate in all of the school event and activities throughout the year. For my latest piece for the…

A Dream Come True

I’ve been floating around in a dream-like state this week because …drumroll… I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!!!!! It’s honestly still surreal, and yet here is the announcement: I can’t believe I get to say this, but my book is going to be published!!! This story means so much to me, and I’m so incredibly excited…

Aging With Grace

My latest post for the National MS Society deals with a topic that sometimes makes people – including myself – uncomfortable: Aging. I recently celebrated my 40th birthday, and while I’d be lying if I said it didn’t come with a bit of an existential crisis, I’ve learned to realize that each day we get…

Adjusting to a New Normal

Let me start by saying that last week I got wonderful news – clear MRI results! It was a huge relief because last time, things didn’t go as well. Six months ago, my MRI results were not clear. It showed new lesions, which means my multiple sclerosis had progressed. It was scary enough, but add…

MS Post: A Letter to My Body

My latest post for the National MS Society reflects on my five years living with multiple sclerosis. It hasn’t always been easy, but I’m still looking to the future with gratitude and hope. You can read the post on the MS Connection Blog.

Lessons for My Children

My latest column for the National MS Society is up…it’s a personal one, but I’m proud to share it. It’s called “Lessons for My Children,” and among others, one lesson is: laugh when you can (like when you’re goofing around at Storybook Land). You can find it on the MS Connection Blog. Thanks for reading!

Aesthetically Speaking

Novel aesthetics are all over social media, and I am here for it! I LOVE seeing another author’s vision for their book, and I’m constantly amazed with the beauty and creativity that go into these works of art. Seriously, check out #novelaesthetics and #ThursdayAesthetic on Twitter and Instagram…all I can say is bravo! I have…

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Or a lot, actually. It’s been a month since my first-ever author reading, and I’m still so grateful to everyone who came — and even those who weren’t able to make it, but sent words of encouragement. And flowers — holy flowers, Batman! I tried to stream the event live on Facebook, but unfortunately we…

Author Readings and Conquering Fears

I’m so excited for my very first author reading, part of the “A Writer Reads” series at Northern State University!Along with the 4 p.m. public reading, I also get to speak with students in the NSU fiction writing class about my publishing journey and getting a literary agent. NSU is also where I work full-time,…