How my writing process follows the calendar year, and how I go from wisps of inspiration to a novel-shaped idea

December 2022

My husband loves photography, and he creates these wonderful photo books for our family at the end of every year and to commemorate trips and other…

November 2022

How looking at rejections from ages ago got me reflecting on why "quiet" is an unhelpful way to describe novels, and what writers of intimate…

September 2022

How my four-year-old's questions have me thinking about the spectrum of completely realistic to obviously made up, and the magic of fiction that feels…

August 2022

My drafting process, and how a piece of dialogue I didn't remember writing got me thinking about bravery

June 2022

Behind-the-scenes tidbits about my about-to-release book + updates on virtual and in-person events

May 2022

And other reflections on the frustration and beauty of learning at our own pace, in our own way

April 2022

How this beloved picture book got me thinking about the unhelpful ways we talk about being jealous and why we should change our tune

March 2022

I’ve been thinking lately about how books can be like time capsules. I got this idea from one of my favorite podcasts, First Draft with Sarah Enni…

January 2022

Years ago, when I was in Vermont for the summer residency portion of my MFA program, my roommate and I wanted to open a bottle of wine but didn’t have a…

December 2021

Hello there! I’m so glad you’re reading my brand-new newsletter. Let’s start with a little background on the newsletter name and what you’ll find here…
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