Help me with NaNoWriMo!

Looking for some thoughts on a plot point on this year’s NaNoWriMo project. It involves romance, Christmas, and history (yay!). Interested in giving me a hand? Check out my latest post on instagram (HERE).



Why I Love Little Women


Somehow, when I was in elementary school, I stumbled on an anime video of Little Women. From that second on, I was obsessed with the story. I have seen every retelling and read all the versions (including the original). I have so many stories in my life that revolve around Little Women, and with the upswing of movie remakes recently, I’ve been thinking about why the story remains so popular after 150 years. Here’s what I’ve thought up:

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My Favorite Marin Mazzie Performances


For the faithful followers of my blog, you know that I’m something of a Broadway nerd. And the Broadway community lost one of its power players last week. Marin Mazzie was a talented force to be reckoned with. She lost her battle with ovarian cancer without my ever having been able to see her live, but I’ve been listening to cast recordings with her on them for years. So in her honor, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Marin Mazzie performances.

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Why I’m Excited To Go Back To School

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I’m back! Summer break is over and it’s officially fall for all of the students and teachers going back to school. For those of you who don’t know, my day job has me teaching history to middle schoolers. And though I miss my summer break fiercely, there are some reasons I’m excited to be back.

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Sensitivity Reader

Coming off my summer hiatus to seek some help…

I’ve written a novella that’s a retelling of Aladdin, featuring two American Muslim protagonists (as well as a Muslim antagonist). They’re lax in their religious beliefs to varying degrees. I’ve tried to be as respectful to the culture as I can, but I’d love a sensitivity reader because I want this done right.

Since Write In The Margins no longer has its database, does anyone know where else I can look for a reader? Thanks!