Links to My Writing on the Web

If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.

― Steven Pressfield

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The Love Essays, are a collection of essays, poetry and art inspired by 2011, the year I publicly dedicated myself to “fearless love.” You can read more about the year and download the collection from my Etsy Shop.

Essays and Guest Posts

3 Ways To Invest In Yourself + How Each One Will Help You Manifest Your Dreams (on Mind Body Green)
Science-Backed Reasons To Add Coloring To Your Self-Care Practice (on Mind Body Green)
10 Reasons Adults Should Color (on Beliefnet)
Whatever Happens Next (on Huffington Post)
This Fragile Sacred Space (on Huffinton Post)
Me and my body: a love – hate – love story (on Kind Over Matter)
Books By My Bed (on We Wanted To Be Writers)
A Lesson in Proper Prioritization (on Huffington Post)
My Religion (on Bentlily)
Earnest, Hippie and Doe-Eyed (on Clamp)
Stake Your Claim: a GPS Guide for the Soul (on Huffington Post)
Making Dreams Come True (in Wild Sister Magazine  &  Wild + Precious, the book)
Sugar Love: Dispatches From A Coming Out Party (on Used Furniture Review)
Love (on Life By Me)
Fearless Love (on Painted Path)
Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of It’s Own Drum (on Milliver’s Travels)
Hiking Trails of Humboldt, California (on Millliver’s Travels)
Making Peace with the Platform Thing (on Beyond The Margins)
Seven Souls One Musing (on Kind Over Matter)
A Self-love guide for the insanely busy (on Positively Present)
The Best, Easiest, Hardest, Craziest Thing in the World (on Smith Magazine)
NaNoWriMo is here! (on the Indie Book Collective)
Then And Now
Connecting

Illustrations

HCI Books’ Inkspirations coloring book series
Good Men Project’s Visual Conversation.

Fiction

Mother’s Day
Rodeo Girl
Invisible
Among the many wonderful responses I got to this very short story, was an email from a Northern Kentucky University film student named Kyle Breitenstein. He asked if he could use my story for his final project. This is what he did.
Zebra Sounds
Real Life
Rules of Engagement
Getting There
Verdana

Book Reviews

I’m on Goodreads, and I just decided to stop giving star ratings because I don’t like the way people and publishers are using them. If I like a book, I’ll tell you why… using my words! What a concept. Feel free to friend me over there. Below are some full-length reviews I’ve written for other sites.

SO YOU KNOW IT’S ME, Brian Oliu
DORA: A Headcase, Lidia Yuknavitch
MADONNA AND ME: Women writers on the queen of pop, Laura Barcella
IF YOU KNEW SUZY, Katherine Rosman
EVEN TOUGH GIRLS WEAR TUTUS, Deborah Jiang Stein
IF I LOVED YOU, I WOULD TELL YOU THIS, Robin Black
NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU, Miranda July
OTHER PEOPLE WE MARRIED, Emma Straub
YOU HAD ME AT WOOF, Julie Klam
PRECARIOUS, Al Riske

Interviews

Chloe Caldwell, Author of Legs Get Led Astray
Cheryl Strayed, Author of Wild (and more), and Sugar at The Rumpus
Six Authors on Self-promotion:
–  Allison Winn
–  Joe Wallace
–  Julie Klam
–  Karen Palmer
–  Laura Zigman
–  Susan Orlean
Justine Musk, author, blogger, creative badass
Jessica Swift, indie editor
Laura Strachan, literary agent
Derek Haines, indie author
Elizabeth Wareham, publishing executive (and Twitter goddess)
Veronica Brooks Sigler, writer, teacher and bookseller
Bethanne Patrick, author, critic, online presence
Julie Klam (this time for her book, YOU HAD ME AT WOOF)
Al Riske, author of PRECARIOUS

The Creativity Questions

(Short interviews with artists of all ilks about living creative lives.)

Ren Allen, Makeup Artist & Body Painter
Lyn Girdler, Yoga teacher, blogger/writer, and designer
Liza Donnelly, New Yorker cartoonist, writer, and performer,
Alexandra Franzen, Writer-teacher-creative entrepreneur
Eric Naroyan, actor
Michael Maren, filmmaker-journalist
Nichole Bernier, writer-novelist-Beyond The Margins founder
Connie Hozvicka, fearless painter-teacher-blogger
Samantha Reynolds, poet-publisher-founder of Bentlily
Juliana Finch, singer-songwriter-poet
Annie Neugebauer, short story author-novelist-poet

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