It's not all rainbows and glitter. I keep it real by honestly sharing my experiences as a half-ass hippie mom of two boys in Austin, TX.

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Path to Academia

Yes, I'm fully aware that my chosen field is difficult and my job prospects few. But when you find that thing that makes your heart sing, you have to do it anyway. My primary areas of research are pop culture, fantasy, and children's literature.

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Back to Book Basics

Book reviews and tales from my adventures working at the largest independent bookstore in Texas, BookPeople!

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Writers Write

I'm doing my best to write more. About anything and everything. So yes, this blog will be a hodge podge of a lot of things. But it's writing and that's what matters. Words on the page. Or screen actually...

This life has taken me on many twists and turns. I grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast, went to college and met my best friend, moved to the West Coast, was half way to becoming a librarian when I decided I would rather be writing books instead of cataloging them. Along the way I've had two kids at home, moved back to Texas, and started my Master's in Literature.

Lately I've been trying to take better care of myself, inside and out. Writing feeds my soul, gluten free cooking fuels my body, and natural skincare routines smooth my skin. Those are just a few of the random things I'll probably write about here. Strap in, it's going to be a ramble-y ride.

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