HI! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy with revisions on my latest middle grade manuscript. I just sent another round of revisions out to my agent, and am waiting for her notes. I’m hoping to be nearing submission to publishers soon! Until then, I’m still plugging away on the MG science fiction project.

Travels: If you follow me on instagram, you saw a couple of pics from my trip to Brussels and Bruges as well as our family trip to Universal Studios in FL. I’ll be traveling to India soon too! It’s been 10 years since the last time I visited, and I’m eager to see what changes I will notice. We plan to travel to Delhi, Agra, and Kochi. It’ll be the first time for my kids, and I’m a bit nervous to see how they handle the long, boring flights as well as the huge time difference.

Wish us luck!

I have good news! If you follow me on social media, then you already know that I have a new literary agent! I’m excited to share that I’m being represented by Kari Sutherland from Bradford Literary Agency. We’ll be revising Cloudreader together and getting it ready to send out to editors. Fingers crossed!

In other news, I’m starting a brand new middle grade science fiction project that I’m excited about. My daughter helped me come up with some character ideas and I’m excited to see where this rough draft takes me. I might also be traveling to Brussels in a few weeks! I’ve never been there before, so I’m excited. I love traveling to new places. I may share some pictures here when I remember. I get a bit weird about sharing my kids’ photos on my blog but since my kids aren’t coming on the trip (gasp!) I may have more photos to share than usual. Here’s hoping 2019 continues on this upswing!

Random, well-placed marks make you unique. Like a well-chosen word, the mole on the tip of your rounded nose, perfects the sentence of your face. When you were born your face was swollen, squished by my internal organs. Though you cried and screamed every night, your birthmarks faded silently. Through disappearing milia, your singular mole emerged. New moles arrive everyday, dot-by-dot constellations multiplied despite the lotions we spread like glue so the sun won’t stick. But that teeny brown mole on the end of your nose, the one that matches mine, will always be my favorite.


This poem was written as part of an online poetry class I took a few months ago. I’m slowly going through to revise the poems I wrote there. I’ll probably revisit this one a few more times, but this is my current version.

I’m also still experimenting with how to share poems and the formatting etc. I’m not super pleased with how this looks on the screen, so if you have any tips, I’m all ears!


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