A Deb Ball Graduation

August 30, 2017

I’m having trouble finding the words for this last post, so I’m going to steal a few from Amy. She wrote in her post yesterday, “With gratitude, sadness, excitement, and pride, I say goodbye to the Debutante Ball.” Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I’m grateful for this experience, I’m sad to let it go, I’m excited for the new class of Debs and for a new chapter in my own…

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My Debut Year: Standing in My Truth

August 23, 2017

Publishing Caged Eyes has changed the surface of my life as dramatically as the events of the actual memoir. When you stand in your authentic truth, powerful things happen – hard things, sad things – but ultimately all positive. I have no idea how many copies I have sold, and frankly, I try hard not to care. As an author, those numbers matter, but as an advocate, they are completely…

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Two Lies and a Truth

July 19, 2017

What would a Wednesday post be without my usual memoirist tilt on the Debs’ topic? This week we’re writing random fun facts about ourselves, but since, as a memoirist, I have so many opportunity to talk about the details of my life, I thought it would be fun to instead FABRICATE! Novelists get to make crap up all the time, but I am extremely shackled to telling the truth. Not…

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Non-Resolutions are the Easiest to Keep

July 5, 2017

Well, I’m feeling quite smart at the moment. At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to NOT write my second book, my follow-up memoir (the recovery half of the the ordeal I wrote about in Caged Eyes, centered around my journey to climb Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks). It turns out it’s super easy to keep resolutions which are a commitment to NOT do something difficult. Actually what I…

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