Love Across the Universe Blog Tour: Refilling the Creative Well

Find out what the authors of Love Across the Universe do to refill their creative wells on this leg of the blog tour!

Memories of Magic Book Soundtrack Addendum

Earlier, I posted a list of songs relevant to my book, Memories of Magic. During revisions, I added a new one! Lindsey Stirling’s “Where Do We Go?” featuring Carah Faye. Find out why on the blog!

The Perils of Nostalgia-Fueled Films

Sometimes nostalgic expectations can lead to disappointment–or surprised enjoyment.

Book Soundtracks: Memories of Magic

Some of the songs on my writing soundtrack for Memories of Magic.

Problematic Holiday Music

There was a CNN article going around social media this week about a couple that re-imagined the lyrics to “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to emphasize consent. I shared it on my Facebook page, and you should listen to the… Read More


Like many people in America and across the world, I’m still in something of a free-fall after last week. I’m not going to talk politics on my blog, because it’s mine and there are plenty of other people… Read More

Book Soundtracks – A Merge of Magic

The book soundtrack for A Merge of Magic includes songs like “Brave Enough” by Lindsey Stirling and Christina Perri, “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles, and “Heart’s a Mess” by GOTYE.

Making Time to Take a Break

This week I’ve been pushing hard toward the end of the second draft of A Theft of Magic. I turned in the draft to my editor on Wednesday and now have a few days off until she comes… Read More

Book Soundtracks – A Theft of Magic

My first post about book soundtracks was more of a “what a book soundtrack means to me” or “how I craft my book soundtrack” type of post. From here on out, the posts in this series are going… Read More

Book Soundtracks

I’ve always written to music, but it wasn’t until I started listening to the Story Wonk podcasts that I began developing more structured writing playlists. Now, when I’m starting a project, I will typically begin by using one of… Read More