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Virtual Book Tour

Dear Community, When you create something, and send it out into the world, it stops being solely your own. Whether it’s a song you pen, a poem tugging at strangers’ heartstrings, or a watercolor open to a million, deeply personal interpretations … our creative darlings become their own entities, and leave our little nests to travel the world, make friends, evolve, and be discovered anew by everyone who encounters them. This is one of the most surprising, humbling, and exciting…

August 12, 2016
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The hardwood floor cradled my body as it curled into itself. I could see the night lights of Chicago reflected in the varnish, glittering and strobing, as a cool breeze billowed through soft curtains. I was 23 years old, and I had just learned something that utterly blew my mind. It would forever change the course of my life. In some ways, it saved my life. I rocked my body softly. Waves of grief moved through me (how could I…

July 27, 2016
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Oh, I have been dreaming of a book tour for a long, long time! I knew I would be an author one day. (At least once. Yes, there may be more books in my future!) And the book tour portion of this dream felt oh-so dreamy! Travelling to new cities. Red wine and chocolate in every city! Seeing old friends, students, and newcomers to my work, in person. HUGS! Giving readings at fabulous bookstores. Connecting, sharing, inspiring, loving. Don’t get…

July 20, 2016
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