Doing Things About Literacy With Julie

TODAY’S BREW: Pumpkin Peppermint Gingerbread. It’s mid-season, what do you want from me? By Julie  I had the extraordinary pleasure of participating in our Community Literacy Night hosted by my Bennett’s middle school on Thursday, and let me tell you, I loved it. Pretty sure I was the only author with a child in thatContinue reading “Doing Things About Literacy With Julie”

JUST FUN STUFF with Julie

TODAY’S BREW: HARD CIDER OUT OF THE SKULL OF A THESTRAL. It’s time to go to the Pumpkin Spectacular! By Julie  You’re like, WHAT. This is a thestral, if you aren’t a Potter nerd. A black skeleton-bat-horse that only people who have seen death can see: Pretty sure that’s my patronus. And the Pumpkin Spectacular atContinue reading “JUST FUN STUFF with Julie”

Artist Dan Kern and KITTY.

TODAY’S BREW: I MADE ANATOMICAL HEART CHOCOLATES AND THAT’S NOT COFFEE By Julie This is my friend Dan’s cat. Dan Kern is the artist I plan to collaborate with to make THE HARPY a graphic novel, so SURPRISE. Neither of us have ever done such a thing, but you learn by doing, right? Check out his art HEREContinue reading “Artist Dan Kern and KITTY.”

#IndieAuthorDay

TODAY’S BREW: caffeine mainlined into each eyeball By Julie  First, thank you to everyone who’s reached out or thought of me and my family in the passing of my stepdad, Wayne Nelson. He was the most generous soul in the world and is sorely missed. I’m not ready to talk about that yet. What IContinue reading “#IndieAuthorDay”

My Stepdad

TODAY’S BREW: This apple crisp stuff, the bag was pretty. By Julie  Hello dumplings. I hope you’ve seen THE HARPY blurb that my darling buddy Jolene posted here! It’s on the Goodest of Reads as well, and will soon be up for PREORDERRRRRR This book is right back to my horror roots, and I’m happy to beContinue reading “My Stepdad”

World Suicide Prevention Day

TODAY’S BREW: Pumpkin everything, shame-free By Julie Suicide awareness and suicide prevention are not the same thing, and I want to speak up about it now, when the world is trying to listen. It’s a great step forward that suicide is on the radar, not as something that crazy people do. Talking about it is good, it’s great–butContinue reading “World Suicide Prevention Day”

MY BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR YOU.

TODAY’S BREW: Pumpkin Spice Latte! BECAUSE IT IS FALL I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU SAY By Julie  Today is my birthday! I don’t concern myself with getting older past the preparation phase. I have super horrid anxiety about WHAT IF *SOMETHING* HAPPENS AND MY CHILDREN AND HUSBAND ARE LEFT DIRECTIONLESS AND WITHOUT PROPER RESOURCES, stemmingContinue reading “MY BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR YOU.”

How To Summer by Julie

TODAY’S BREW: still hot coffee despite the heat that even my lizards hate. By Julie  The school year is overrrrrr! I do a lot with the school, so this is like quitting a part time job, not to mention that I’m probably over-involved to the point of smothering with my boys so that’s taxing. ForContinue reading “How To Summer by Julie”

Julie vs. Apartment and Sparking Creativity (and a ghost story)

TODAY’S BREW: smooth as silk Guatemalan good stuff. You can’t have mine but get your own. Ground Roots Coffee Roasting Co. By Julie  HI EVERYBODY. You’re like, who the hell is this person, she wrote a book a dozen years ago and now she thinks I have time for her. I’VE BEEN BUSY WITH SO MANY THINGS IContinue reading “Julie vs. Apartment and Sparking Creativity (and a ghost story)”

The Lazy Lie

TODAY’S BREW: Chocolate something or other by New England Coffee By Julie  Truthfully I’ll be drinking as much coffee as humanly possible today without floating away, seeing as I jumped up from an unintended nap exclaiming, “The kids went to school but I didn’t! What did I do?!” Aaaaand so begins my battle/race to wakeContinue reading “The Lazy Lie”