Non-Fiction, Personal

Messina3004: A Dystopian Adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

"You're doing a dystopian Much Ado?" Yes. Yes, we are. Now, I know what you're going to say... "We may as well put Twelfth Night on the moon! Or Romeo & Juliet in a pet store!" Well hang on a second. Give me a minute to explain. This isn't as ridiculous as it sounds. Or, wait. It's exactly as… Continue reading Messina3004: A Dystopian Adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

Non-Fiction, Personal

The Big New Year’s Announcement Post for 2016!

Happy New Year, everyone!!! Here we all are in 2016, a futuretime beyond our wildest imaginations where terrible things are in the news every single day and our student loan debt continues to threaten to devour us just like Artax in the Swamp of Sadness. And yet also in this futuretime we have some pretty badass… Continue reading The Big New Year’s Announcement Post for 2016!

Geek, Non-Fiction, Personal

Leia on the Playground: Scenes and Memories of Star Wars

1. "Have you seen Star Wars?" The question is hazy in my mind now, but back then it came unbidden to my lips as a new friendship blossomed with a boy in my second grade class. He was a scrawny, rough and tumble kid with scraped knees and a really cool bike. I don't remember… Continue reading Leia on the Playground: Scenes and Memories of Star Wars

Non-Fiction, Personal

Before The Wedding: Why Didn’t I Feel Like A Bride?

The first thing I did after telling everyone I was engaged to the Fella was go buy a copy of The Knot: Chicago magazine. I was thrilled to finally get a chance to delve into the frilly, glittery world of wedding planning, eager to feel special and pampered and indulgent for a change. Since I… Continue reading Before The Wedding: Why Didn’t I Feel Like A Bride?

Non-Fiction, Personal, Writing

How I Met My Publisher (And Other Writer Questions Answered)

Upon learning that I am a Published Author, fellow writerly types often ask How I Got Published. I'm happy to answer, and to save on even more time, I thought I'd trot this out as a link that can be referenced anytime the story is prompted. "How did you get published?" In 2012, I was… Continue reading How I Met My Publisher (And Other Writer Questions Answered)