I know I haven't blogged in a long time when my profile picture looks nothing like the current me...

Let's see, what's new these days? Not much, actually. We went to L.A. last month right on Oscars weekend (that was unintentional, actually) and got a taste of Hollywood. It was my first time there (LAX / layovers don't count), and we were visiting--and surprising!--a friend. It was his birthday and he had no idea we'd be there. We also went to Madame Tussauds and were positively impressed by how tall famous people are...

There was a helicopter flying over our hotel in Hollywood for a while, and I checked on Twitter what was going on. Every person commenting on the fact seemed to be in the entertainment industry. Writers, actors, singers, filmmakers, all of them in the same neighborhood looking up at the sky and wondering why that helicopter had been flying in circles for so long. That was... odd? Not in a bad way, I guess. I'm a writer, and even though there are loads of us out there, I still get surprised looks when I tell people I write. "Oh, you're a writer? What do you write? That's awesome!" They make the job sound rare. But, there in Hollywood I was just one tiny voice in a large community.


Speaking of writing...
Here is a sample of a YA Thriller I was working on a while ago.


I hope all is well with you. #PitMad is this week. Wishing everyone the best of luck!