This is a photo of a typical residential street in the capital city of Santiago. Because I’m from the U.S., I’m going to use that as my point of reference when describing the differences between the Chilean residential street and one in the U.S. This following picture is taken in the neighborhood in which I’m... Continue Reading →
Because this is a topic close to my heart, I thought I'd share a list of beautiful books I've encountered that include multiracial families. There are plenty of multiracial families out there that would love to see themselves represented in a book. And NOT a book all about how multiracial families are normal - rather,... Continue Reading →
Mark and I were interviewed by Marinel M. de Jesus for her nomad lifestyle podcast, On My Way: From a Lawyer to a Mountain Nomad. Listen to the full interview here.
It's easy to get wrapped up in someone else's drama. Heck, that's why we read books, isn't it? But when it comes to your professional community, I think careful consideration of the known facts alongside tempered but honest reaction is best. So I'm going to take a librarian's stance and post some thoughts on how... Continue Reading →
My first pro sale ya'll! Super psyched to have my story in Pseudopod this month! Pseudopod 545: Indiscretions is narrated by the talented Christiana Ellis. Click on the link above to read or listen to the story. Fun fact: I wrote this story while attending Richard Thomas' Short Story Mechanics workshop with Litreactor. Richard's workshops... Continue Reading →
The average Brit checks their smartphone 221 times daily and has their eyes (and hands) glued to the device roughly 3 hours each day (itproportal). According to a very scientific conversion formula, that means that Americans must check their phones exactly 3,554 times daily, spending nearly 18.74 hours on their devices. That seems legit, right?... Continue Reading →
You have a day entirely to yourself. No deadlines are pending and you can do whatever you want. How do you spend your day?
For the hardworking professional, it can be hard to "turn off" at night and get the rest we truly need. Try out these tips for ways to wind down before your head hits the pillow: 1. Jump Around As simple as running around your house or dropping some crazy dance moves to your favorite song,... Continue Reading →
I don't have to tell you - zombies are everywhere. I do not mean to say that the zombie apocalypse has begun (although that would certainly make for an interesting post). I mean to say the obvious - for the past few years, they have been and remain super popular. For zombie fans, this is... Continue Reading →
Having been to two conferences over the past two weeks and having heard the F-bomb dropped several times by presenters...
Being a children's librarian has many benefits and I would argue, is one of the most fulfilling library careers out there. But listing all the reasons why being a children's librarian is awesome isn't the point of this post. Rather, I'll be focusing on one specific benefit: Having experience as a children's librarian can improve... Continue Reading →