Other Boys & High School Hearts

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I wrote about THE HOLD STEADY and high school boyfriends over @ REAL PANTS!

I talked abt my hair and stuff over @ Evelyn Alfred’s HIGHLY TEXTURED WRITER! Thanks, Evelyn! 

And thank you much to Naomi over  @ The Writes of Woman for including me in her weekly roundups here lately!

And thank you to PARAGRAPH for including my story WHISKEY & RIBBONS in their new issue.

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Also when I really love a book, I write abt it over @ ENCLAVE.
like
THE FIRST BAD MAN by MIRANDA JULY
and
BY LIGHT WE KNEW OUR NAMES by ANNE VALENTE

Reading a lot and writing a lot. Will be reading in Nashville soon and will say more soon! And love. xx

BRO COUNTRY & TINY LITTLES

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Look, let’s get it out of the way. I love country music, even bro country. Unabashedly. I’ve written about my love of country music before. And now there’s this guy called Sam Hunt and he used to play football in college and he makes cozy music that makes me want to get in my car and stop at Starbucks for a big Christmassy red cup of something warm with lots of whipped cream on top, climb the ramp to the expressway and drive and drive and drive and listen and listen and listen. You can watch Who is Sam Hunt? if you haven’t stopped reading already and like adorable things.

My first episode of LINE DRIVE is up @ REAL PANTS! It’s about bro country b/c YES. My slot is 10 AM MONDAY MORNINGS. New stuffs, every week. Yes yes. xx

Things & Things!

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(photo via Gina Abelkop)

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EKAW book tour is over! Went to Letters Fest in ATL in November and loved it loved it. Met a lot of ppl I really dig a lot, sold some books, heard some rad writers read. LOVED IT. I also went to Turner Field b/c I love baseball and I was v. happy there @ the ballpark. The Happiest.

ALSO: I will be writing a beat called LINE DRIVE for a new joint called REAL PANTS, coming Jan 1. STOKED ABT THIS and will talk back abt it. Thank you so much to Adam Robinson and Amy McDaniel for asking me to be a part of this! I wrote abt what I’m eating and reading over @ EAT GENIUS.

EVERY KISS A WAR is #2 on this list of 25 BOOKS TO READ WHEN YOU ARE FALLING IN LOVE over @ Hello Giggles. And here’s a review of EKAW in Neon Magazine. THANK YOU HELLO GIGGLES! THANK YOU NEON!

AND up until Dec. 31, if you buy a paper copy of EKAW directly from Mojave River, I’ll send you a kissy lovenote thanking you b/c, thank youuuuu.

Also my story KITCHEN MUSIC was nominated for a Pushcart by Mojave River Press, which is the coolest.

Will talk soon abt more and other things! Right now I love Sam Hunt, Jax Teller & Sons of Anarchy, working and working and working on my novel edits. Also, Christmas! XX