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MEET ME

Aliases:
Alyssa (when I’m in trouble or when there are too many Allys present)
Ally (when I’m your friend, writing guide, ghostwriter),
A.Y. (when I’m writing for myself)

THE SHORT AUTHOR BIO

I’m a professional writer, native Vermonter, practicing feminist, recovering middle child, wannabe superhero, and a mom who’s pretty sure she’s “winging it”. I’ve wanted to be a writer my whole life so it’s pretty damn cool that I made it. I’m the author of Dear Universe, I Get it Now: Letters on the Art and Journey of Being Brave and Being Me – which pretty much tells the whole story of my journey to this place. 

I hold an M.F.A. in creative writing and am the Lady Boss Owner of The Write Place, Right Time, my virtual boutique of ghostwriting services. I pretty much spend all my time over there now, so you should go check it out. 

If you can catch me not writing or thinking about writing, I’m probably drinking Maple Lattes, adding more books to my must-read list, watching The Princess Bride for the thousandth time, or solving a crime in the latest Hunt a Killer box set.

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So, this is me.

And what do I offer you? A delightful piece of Rollicking Good Time pie. The ingredients:

Box of pure and organic Honesty (‘cause no one likes a liar)
50
Cups (runneth over) of Humor (because laughing keeps you young and helps metabolize food)
24
Dollop of Exaggeration (for dramatic effect)
12
Pinch of digressions and distractions (to keep it interesting)
8
Smidge of swearing (heavy on the ‘f’ word, read at your own discretion)
5
Dash of creative license (a.k.a. total bullshit)
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Photo by Eli Thurston, Vintage Emporium.

BE BRAVE. BE YOU. IT’S TIME.

209
Maple Lattes
423895
Words Written
2707
F Bombs
64
Books Read

FACE THE FACTS

‘I CAN’T WATCH THAT’ FACE

THERE’S A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT I JUST CAN’T BARE TO SEE ON SCREEN.

Snakes and sharks. Really embarrassing shit. Possessed children (or possessed anything) crawling on the ceilings. Things involving vomit. A dark scene with looming music where you know the killer is going to jump out at any second. Will Ferrell without his clothes on.

‘I’M SO HAPPY’ FACE

These are a few of my favorite things. Yes, musicals are one of them.

Musicals. Movie popcorn. Traveling. Pajamas. Animals. Rain. Autumn. Christmas. Bargains. Amusement parks. Leather bags. Boots. Maple lattes. The theater.

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‘I CANT STAND THAT’ FACE

WE ALL HAVE OUR PET PEEVES. HERE ARE MINE.

Nearly empty milk carton left in the fridge. People who don’t smile or say ‘hi’ back. Wait staff at restaurants who don’t keep your water glass full and call you ‘honey.’ K-cups left in the Keurig machine. Having to nag someone for an answer. Indecisiveness. Being tagged in a photo without giving permission.

‘THAT’S SO FUNNY’ FACE

REMEMBER, LAUGHTER KEEPS YOU YOUNG AND METABOLIZES YOUR FOOD FASTER.

Physical, slap-stick humor. Sarcasm. Jerry Lewis. T-shirts and mugs with hilarious sayings. Retro graphics of the women from the 50s being snarky. Wit and cleverness. 

 

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