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MEET ME

I am a native Vermonter, aspiring writer, practicing feminist, recovering middle child, hobby junkie, half-ashamed half-proud Aries, wannabe superhero, and a mom who’s pretty sure she’s just “winging it” most of the time, but hoping I make it look good. None of these things pay the bills so by day I run my own business – The Write Place, Right Time, a virtual boutique of copywriting and ghostwriting services for coaches, trainers, speakers, and other badass entrepreneurs who “don’t do words,” but know they need them. I’m a writer through to my core – day in and day out. I have an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Northeast Ohio Masters of Fine Arts Program and a number of book projects underway which you can read about in my In The Works section. 

If I could conjure my own Patronus it would be a heron. Once voted as most likely to star in a romantic comedy, people generally find me amusing and my laugh is the loudest you can hear in a movie theater. I love the ‘f’ word for its versatility, so you’ll find plenty of ‘f bombs’ on my site and in my blog, but never in my children’s books and likely not on my business site either. (Just in case there’s a children’s book agent or possible client reading this; don’t panic.) I also love peanut butter and chocolate;  maple lattes; stationery; eating out; holidays; time with family and friends; board games and so much more. View the Face the Facts section or visit any of my other social media platforms and you’ll learn loads more about me. Really where I think you should spend the most time is my blog

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)
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Cups (runneth over) of Humor (because laughing keeps you young and helps metabolize food)
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Dollop of Exaggeration (for dramatic effect)
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Pinch of digressions and distractions (to keep it interesting)
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Smidge of swearing (heavy on the ‘f’ word, read at your own discretion)
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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.

In the Works

In my M.F.A. program I concentrated on nonfiction. Since then, I’ve started two novels and have been working on drafts of a number of children’s picture books, only two of which are described here. As a little girl with a big dream to be a writer, I dabbled in everything (even poetry and fantasy, which I’m terrible at). So, I guess then it is not really a surprise that as an adult I haven’t settled on one particular genre. Sometimes projects pick me and I’m not about to get into a fight with The Muse. Take a look at what I’ve got in the works. These projects are all in production, so their descriptions may change or they may even end up abandoned. Don’t judge me. Sometimes you have to kill your darlings (as a professor once said). 

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Maple Lattes
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Words Written
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F Bombs
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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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