New Things That Aren't Exactly New Anymore

This update has been a long time coming and, because of that, many of the "new things" included...well...they aren't that new anymore. It's been a busy spring full of travel and work, so I apologize for neglecting this space. I actually hadn't even realized how long it had been since my last post until I visited my sweet grandmother last weekend. She keeps my blog open as a tab on her computer so she doesn't miss a post, but we all know that hasn't been a problem lately. (Hi, Grandma!) 

So, what's new? 

I've had a couple of new bylined marketing posts published in the last few months. Since most of my work is ghostwritten, it's always exciting to see my name on a post. 

I also had the great pleasure of publishing a non-fiction essay in Paprika Southern's Spring 2016 issue called, "We're Just So Glad You're Here: The Healing Power of Small Town Kindness." That issue is currently out of stock online, but I'd highly recommend subscribing to future issues. It's a gorgeous mag and I was so happy to be part of it. 

Also in new-and-exciting news: I joined the Pinball staff! Pinball is a literary magazine that several of my grad school friends started a few years ago. Since I was moving away shortly after graduation, I decided not to get involved when they first launched, but jealously watched from afar these past few years as they put out great issue after great issue. Now, I'm happy to be joining the staff as their new social media strategist. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or read our latest (amazing) issue here

Other things
I still owe you a recap post of my time at Hambidge, but since being back I've been working on some short fiction and - yep - a NEW NOVEL. It's in the very, very early stages, but so far I'm really excited about it. I've officially put revisions to bed on my last novel and have tentatively started the process of shopping it around for representation. I'm sure I'll write a post about that (completely intimidating and utterly confusing) process soon. 

Now it's off to enjoy the first day of full sunshine we've had in almost two weeks!