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Confessions of a Christmas Addict

Confessions of a Christmas Addict

I pulled the blanket tighter around me as the walls shook in the Irish wind. The old house is drafty even on the warmest days, and one can only drink so many cups of tea to fight the chill. With my laptop sitting open on my lap, I opened my most recent novel...
Defining Success

Defining Success

Note: This is an adaption of a post I wrote for landlords on onlinetenantapp.com. Here’s a link to the original if you want to see it! http://www.onlinetenantapp.com/defining-success/ What is success? It depends on who you ask. Is it stepping into a red Ferrari...
Don’t Turn off the Radio

Don’t Turn off the Radio

The ride home was hot and tedious as always. A low growl was forming in my stomach as I peeled my hand off the leather seat to adjust the air conditioning. It was barely functional. The turn signal had been beeping for five minutes straight as we sat in traffic,...
Why we Need Fairy Tales: Part 2

Why we Need Fairy Tales: Part 2

I was once told that “your life is better than fiction because it’s real.” I go to the kind of university where “C.S. Lewis” is used as a cheer at basketball games. Yes, we call that a “small Christian liberal arts college.” You thought that was a stereotype? Think...
Why We Need Fairy Tales: Part 1

Why We Need Fairy Tales: Part 1

Note: once upon a time I wrote a SUPER long post about fairy tales. I’ve decided that that was WAY too much for anyone to digest at one time, so I’ve decided to rewrite that information as a series. Enjoy. 🙂 I read once that “novel-reading fills the heads...