In case you missed my post over on, check it out. Today is the last day to apply to The Woods 2018!

And so, as I mark this back and forth, back and forward, 2017 recap and movement into 2018, I invite you to stalk me on Instagram if you want to know the details of my personal life. I have no doubt that the awkward amount of cat videos, and photos of cocktails and coffee will answer all your questions. Special bonus—there are gross pictures of my double-its-normal-size eye today that prompted a fun ER trip yesterday. (That I might actually write about.)

Hello Friends,

Here are some Monday morning updates:

  1. I wrote a piece this week in honor of my father’s 60th birthday. A lot of people seemed to like it. You should give it a go if you haven’t already: 60 Thoughts on Your Birthday: A Letter to My Father
  2. and the floor was always lava is in its second printing. The printer has the files, and soon, I’ll have a whole new batch of books! In the meantime, you can actually pre-order your signed copy in order to receive free shipping (plus, the book is now only $10)!
  3. The next two dates for Writers & Words (formerly Whiskey & Words) have been set:Tuesday, Nov. 11 & Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30pm
    Artifact Coffee

    More information will be available early next week! We have 8 amazing writers that we can’t wait to announce!