Mentorship Programs

Paying it forward. 2018 was a major year for me. Ten years after penning the first words of my first novel, I finally signed with a literary agency! It took months for me to accept that my dream had come true and to give myself permission to believe that I was a real, agented author.…

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PitchWars & Consistent Feminism

There has been a mighty kerfluffle. Founder Brenda Drake announced that there would be an entry fee for PitchWars on April 2nd (I guess? She has since returned to a no-fee policy). And, people had feelings. I’m one of those people. This post is about my experience as a 2017 mentee. I’m sharing because the…

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Good Sex for Girl Power

“…once women begin thinking about sexual pleasure, things get particularly terrifying. It begins with sexual parity and ends… where? What will women want after orgasmic equality? Equal opportunity? Equal pay? Equality, full stop? (Answer: All of the above.)” Sarah MacLean’s article in Bustle, “Bashing Romance Novels is Just Another Form of Slut-Shaming” gave me life.…

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Perfect Conditions

The best way to stay stuck? Wait until conditions are perfect. A while back, I posted a video with a bunch of moving boxes and other stuff in the background.* I hesitated to do that. What would people think? “Oh, she’s not serious.” “She couldn’t have cleaned up a little before she started going on…

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