spent my last morning in nyc bookshop-hopping. 💕
had such a lovely time at the #bigumbrellafestival this weekend. many thanks to @lincolncenter for facilitating such fruitful conversations about the intersection of arts and autism. (this gorgeous balloon is part of the @trustysidekicktheater production of “up and away” 😍)
i’ve loved harry potter for over half my life. the past two nights at #cursedchildnyc felt like the ultimate culmination of that love. what a privilege and a gift to experience this show. ✨🖤
IT’S HAPPENING. 😭😭😭😭😭⚡️🖤✨ #cursedchildnyc
obligatory “i’m in nyc” post. 👍🏻🖤
fighting off a sore throat with a cozy sunday ☕️
my favorite girl 💗
somebunny really loves easter. 💕🐰
my babies. 💕😍 (real talk though, they still didn’t all fit on these shelves...😳)
today i got a toaster, a television, and a two-bedroom apartment. what a great day to be an adult. farewell, my little apartment 5. it’s been a real slice.
10/10 for visual aesthetics, 0/10 for safe commutes and moving. happy spring! 🙃 #paproblems
took a brief hiatus from the unglamorous hell that is moving to go meet one of my favorite authors at @whitewhalebks tonight. @themackenzilee is such a delight! check out all of her wonderful books because reading is self-care. 😊📚💕 #bygonebadassbroads
someone was a big fan of aunt kelsey’s new apartment, especially the cozy window seat. 💕🍀💗
missing this little peanut already. see you next time, baby girl. 💗
i just love her so much 💕 #auntielife
spending #internationalwomensday with my favorite little lady. i think we totally nailed the #hobbylobbychallenge (even though this was definitely at walmart instead...😂) 😍💕
happy second anniversary, pittsburgh. i never imagined that i’d like it here this much. 💕
lots of interesting things happening at the #pittsburghhumanitiesfestival this weekend (dinosaurs, feminism & fragile masculinity, dragons and shadow puppetry, etc.)! #natgeolive #pghsmarttalk
reading some secrets in the byham theater tonight at postsecret: the show #postsecretshow #pspittsburgh
why yes, pursuing two careers simultaneously is going really well, thank you for asking. none of my plot ideas are muddled or confusing. my characters are all clearly motivated and behaving in ways appropriate to their arcs. EVERYTHING IS FINE. 👀🙌🏻🙃😂
some classic ford family fun happening in tennessee this weekend 😂🙌🏻💗
low-key may have stolen this gift from someone during the galentine white elephant gift exchange because i loved it so much. @kabrielmcm is a master cross-stitch queen. happy valentine’s day, fellow b’s. get stuff done. 💗
spent #galentinesday with some lovely ladies/friends/coworkers & breakfast food. what more could a girl want?! 😽💕
a slightly silly but very real item on my writing bucket list is for one of my books to have a gold foil cover. obviously, just a book of mine on a bookshop shelf would also be the most wonderful thing, but GOLD FOIL COVERS, GUYS. the heart wants what the heart wants. 😍 📚🤷🏻♀️ can’t wait to read #thehazelwood this week! i’ve heard so many wonderful things (and LOOK at this perfect cover).
a latergram of some pretty public art in philly last weekend #winterfountains
philadelphia, you’ve been lovely 💕
today was my favorite kind of day (old buildings and bricks and vines and amazing art and belly laughs and magical children’s theater). 💕✨ #ipay2018
well done on this hotel room view, philly. 👍🏻 #ipay2018
i’ve been searching for the 400th book in my personal library, and today i found numbers 400 and 401 at the joseph fox bookshop. lovely, lovely shop full of perfectly curated books (especially the children’s section). 💕📚
short sleeves in january and more views of pretty architecture. just a normal and wonderful day, i suppose!
it seems i’m only ever in philly for conferences, but OH WELL. i love it here. 😍💕 #ipay2018
LOL guess what’s still up in my apartment because a) i’m too overwhelmed/lazy to take it down, b) it makes me happy to look at, c) i’m moving to a new apartment in two months anyway...😂🙈🤷🏻♀️🎄
My contract is signed, sealed, and delivered, so I guess it’s time to announce some news - I have a literary agent! I am SO excited that my books and I are now represented by InkWell Management. There’s still a long way to go in this adventure to become a published author, but I’m very grateful to have made it over this particular hurdle. Here’s to wild and wonderful dreams coming true. 📚🎉🍾📖
recovering from a very hazardous commute home tonight featuring an hour to drive 5 miles and almost running into a pole. 😩 winter stress suuuucks. hang in there, northern friends!
bless the 30,000-word mark for feeling like a milestone. sometimes it feels like i’ll be writing this third book forever. these words were hard-fought, and i’m grateful for them. nearly halfway there. 📖
this little peanut is seven months old today! she is made of magic, and the whole world is better with her in it. 💕
thankful for twelve days of rest filled with snowy back roads, reunions with friends, books and writing, harry potter movie marathons, and family time. (mostly) ready to start real life again.
signing big things this january 1st. may all of our wildest dreams come true in 2018. 📖🖤📚
spending the last day of the year with the best thing that happened in 2017 💕💗💕💗 (p.s. check out her full ponytail...she’s not even seven months old yet 😂😂😂🙌🏻)
hanging with my favorite girls this morning 💕