18
APR
2011

It’s Marathon Monday! (and, giveaway winners)

Today is Marathon Monday in Boston. As far as I am aware, it is one of the larger annual marathons in the country. People come from all over to race through the suburbs of Boston, facing Hearbreak Hill in the final miles and ending on downtown Boylston Street, just outside the...
10
APR
2011

Thank you!!! (and, let’s celebrate)

I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who has taken to the time to congratulate me on my book deal these last few days. From emails and blog comments to twitter messages and RTs, you guys have been amazing. I have been so touched by how genuinely thrilled and excited...
31
MAR
2011

An Open Letter to Winter

Dear Winter, Can you just let it go now? Please? Clearly you don’t know when to let something die. Must I remind you that tomorrow is April 1st? It’s not like I won’t see you again later this year. Chances are you will even show up early, stepping all over...
17
MAR
2011

St Patty’s Day! (dishing on books and wearing green)

So it’s Saint Patrick’s Day! Boston is gearing up for the holiday it celebrates best and there is some 60-degree Spring weather rolling our way. As someone named after the wonderful island I have not yet visited (it is on my Bucket List), Saint Patrick’s Day has...
18
FEB
2011

Connected yet alone

Last night I got overwhelmed by this feeling that tends to plague me. I was on twitter, conversing with a bunch of my writer friends, and suddenly, at that very same moment, I felt insanely alone. And I started wondering why it is, that as a writer, I can feel so supported by...
13
FEB
2011

A message to my sixteen-year-old self (and to all teens, for that matter)

I turned 26 this past week. It’s crazy to think that just ten years ago I was 16. A lot has changed since I was in high school and yet in many ways, I feel the same. Young, clueless, searching for meaning and purpose in life. Some days I feel no different than I did at 16....