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30/30 Day 15

October is generally my busiest month of the year between all of the horror-related things I do and this year is no exception. So I have only been able to commit to the half an hour time frame and I have only been using it to get words on the page, not organize the words…


The Hugo House 30/30 Begins Tomorrow!

As the title says, tomorrow launches the Hugo House 30/30 Challenge, which is a fundraiser for the organization in which writers challenge themselves to write for at least 30 minutes a day for 30 days. From September 30th to October 30th, I will be writing my YA novel (working title is Bullet Tears, but it’s…


Projects and Mental Health

At the beginning of the year, I challenged myself to 52 short films in one year… again. I succeeded in 2011 and despite being three months behind this year, I can still catch up if I actually sit down/stand up and do it. The problem is that I have recently begun my mental health medication…


SIFF Film Review: The Night Stalker

As a person who has seen a great many serial killer films, I appreciate that this has great acting, dialogue, and doesn’t look like crap. The casting was very well done, especially in looks and matching the different aged actors with their counterparts. With that said, I do think it relies on sitting in a…


Andrew and Emma

(Image by Safauna) Andrew opened his lunch and found a pink note card stuck to the plastic container. “I hope you are having a good day. Love, Mom,” read the note. Andrew quickly crumpled the note before his buddies could see it. How embarrassing, he thought. And on pink paper, too. He stuffed the ball…


Hugo House 30/30, other projects, and Crypticon!

Wow. I didn’t realize I let nearly four months fly by without a post. This is going to be a weird post of a billion updates. Hugo House’s 30/30 Hugo House is a non-profit in Seattle that offers classes for writers (young and old!) and is also a literary hub for events and whatnot. It…


3 Mundane Tortures You Can Stop Putting Yourself Through in Order to Get More Reading Accomplished

I hear a lot of, “Oh, I haven’t read that yet. I don’t have time to read” and a slew of other equally as lame responses to why someone hasn’t read a book since high school. If you firmly believe that time is your problem, here are a bunch of stupid things people do when…


How and Where to Support My Work

Sadly, this website is not as full as it should be and many people have noticed. Some people have asked me for a comprehensive list on how/where to support my work and me while it all slowly gets streamlined to my website. Here is the list on where you can find nearly everything me, including…


Facebook Defeat

I felt like a true Seattleite today. For the first time in two years, I felt like I lived here. Nothing about my day was specific to the Seattle experience, so maybe I just felt like an Earthling. I did my laundry in the laundry room of my 100-year-old apartment building. I rode the bus…


A note about high school and peer pressure.

I was eight when I began horseback riding.  I rode every weekend once or twice a week and it was one of the only things I did that made me feel whole.  I competed in shows and was not all that bad, but I never competed outside of the schooling shows at my barn because…