Category Archives: Personal

Remember me…Jessie?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Which you probably didn’t need me to point out. You had probably forgotten all about me and now here I’ve gone reminding you that I was absent. Oops. But life keeps moving on even while I keep thinking about writing posts, and then the time that I had […]

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Living in the Present

Pinterest can be an evil, evil thing. In case you don’t know, Pinterest is a social media site where you “pin” pictures of things you like to different “boards.” Sounds kinda lame, right? Well, it is the gateway to visual wedding planning, children rearing, travel guiding, and interior designing. It is the place where it […]

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Why Not?

Confession time. We have all celebrities that we care about more than others, those movie stars or musical artists or political figures that we admire and follow closely. Sometimes we might even get a little bit obsessed, read their wikipedia page a few times, check their personal websites, and follow them on twitter. We start […]

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New Year, New Goals

Every year I feel pressured to make New Year’s Resolutions. I tell myself up until the last minute that I’m happy with who I am, that I don’t need an arbitrary new date on the calendar to make a lot of promises I’m not going to keep. And then, somewhere in the first week of […]

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Zorya What?

Apparently I should write novellas more often. It only took me a month to write one, as opposed to the two plus years it takes me to not finish a novel. Do you remember spaceship story I told Aaron I wanted to write in my last post? Yeah, well, I wrote it. It’s of course […]

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A Curse upon You, Jing Dong Ma!

It has been almost twelve hundred years since Jing Dong Ma brought the magic down from the mountains. It is considered a great blessing to be able to hold this magic, to practice wielding its power. But Natalie Lowry sees it only as a curse. While the magic threatens to tear the nations of Pocatello apart, Natalie […]

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May: a month of promise

I’m back! I apologize for being silent for a month, but things have been quite hectic around here. But then, aren’t they always? But May is going to be better, I promise! The main reason for this is because my last day at Tate Publishing is Monday, and after that I will have more time to dedicate […]

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Into the Flames Out on Kindle!

We always knew this day was coming, and yet sometimes it felt like it would never arrive. But here it is! Into the Flames is officially released and ready for you to read it! Get your fresh new copy right here. It’s just $2.99 for hours of reading pleasure! Just to warn you, this is […]

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So You Want to Write a Novel

When I was a young warthog, I used to watch those Disney channel inspirational commercials with dismay. They showed all those kids who excelled at awesome things: snowboarding, gymnastics, and so on. And then just thinking about the fact that every kid on the Disney channel was already a famous actor was pretty disheartening too. […]

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2011: A Year in Review

Dear readers and friends, I did not write a Flamin’ Friday post yesterday, nor did I write one last week. But it was Christmas after all, and last night I was (for once!) writing on my novel, Into the Flames. But I feel you all deserve some words of finality as this year comes to […]

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