friday things.

friday things


I know I’m pretty behind on this, but OMG Rastafarian Targaryen is my new favorite thing.

Maureen Johnson continues to be hilarious in her ribbing of John Green.

Kelly Clarkson covers Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Give Me My Money” (This version is SFW. Which is no fun, but whatevs, she still sounds awesome.)

I deeply do not want Jenna Coleman and Richard Madden to split ways, but I could so be on board with Prince Harry + Jenna.

Speaking of Prince Harry, if you haven’t read The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (aka, The Fug Girls) yet, YOU SHOULD FIX THAT.

Happy Friday, everyone!


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friday things.

friday things

Also! This week marked the one week anniversary of the publication of Taking Flight and it’s currently on sale for super, crazy cheap at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Like, less than something on the dollar menu. You know what to do.

Happy Friday, everyone!


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Happy Bookaversary, Taking Flight!

My first book has been out for a year!

Taking Flight_final cover

Cover design by Paige Doscher


It has existed as a book that people can buy and read for 12 months. 365 days. A lot of hours (I’m too lazy to figure it out and/or Google.)

I am so incredibly grateful for everyone who has read Willa and Dan’s—and my—story. I had no idea what I was doing when I sat down in 2011 and started writing. I didn’t know I would end up working on it for two years. That I’d be brave enough to send it to friends to read. That I would send it to an editor who would love my book as much as I did. That it would end up published.

But here we are. A year after publication. That one book has turned into two and a half. A third is currently in the edit stage, a second novella has been written, and I’m drafting the fourth book.

This is madness.

The best kind of madness.

Thank you so much for reading my books. For loving (or hating!) my characters. For reviewing and rating it on bookseller websites and Goodreads. For your support. It means the world.

If you haven’t read Taking Flight yet—or if you’d like to gift it to a friend because books are the best gifts—it’s on sale for 99 cents all this week at Amazon and B&N!


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friday things.

friday things


Flesh and Bone!

Oh my God this trailer. More importantly: OH MY GOD, SASCHA RADETSKY. (0:14 in trailer)

Zayn is still part of One Direction! IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE.

Stephen Hawking is adorable. And also sometimes a hologram.

True Detective + “Torn”

I am a fan of basically anything that features this song.

This female-focused superhero line from DC is something I will not complain about.

Hilary Duff is on Tinder.

This information delights me.

Happy  Friday! Happy May!


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Aural Addiction {April 2015}

Aural Addiction



A playlist of a bunch of random songs I was grooving to throughout the month.


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friday things

Mumford & Sons doing their best Zig-a Zig-ah.

From the Mumford & Sons Facebook page

 Buffy + Angel 4Eva.


This interview with my overlord, Joss Whedon. 

He talks about Avengers: Age of Ultron (which I’ve already seen because it’s already out in Singapore!!!!) and writing and creating. It’s wonderful.

Happy Friday, everyone!


avengers gif 1732


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friday things.

friday things

Playing It Cool

Chris and I rented this movie on VOD earlier this week and I really enjoyed it, despite feeling lukewarm about the ending. But I am a sucker for movies about writers. Especially movies about writers that play with genre conventions. And it has a really great cast. Captain American and Falcon not being Captain America and Falcon! Topher Grace (whom I adore)! Aubrey Plaza! Martin Starr! Luke Wilson! If you have a free afternoon, watch it. Then we can discuss how I’d rather it have ended.

Greatest headline of all time?

This is only 30 seconds long, but it is perfect

The Oh Hellos

Oh, hello new band obsession. (Sorry, I had to.)

I hope everyone had/is having (depending on your hemisphere) a great Friday!


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friday things.

friday things

So, this past week or so has been a little bit insane—I’m engaged! And got a dog! And am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo!

Pretty much all of my time outside of work has been spent scouring the Internet trying to figure out how to plan a wedding in the U.S. when you live abroad, playing with/feeding/walking/worrying about the new dog, and squeezing in time to write. I am woefully behind on my word count. :(

But that doesn’t mean I haven’t found a few fun things on the Internet.

 Jon Snow!

My favorite is when he uses the knives to make the Iron Throne.

Also, I’m so freaking excited for GoT to be back, mostly because HBO is airing it at the same time worldwide, which means I get to watch it at 8:30am on Mondays. NO SPOILERS, WOO! (I mean, I’ve read the books, so it’s not like there are real spoilers for me. But. You know what I mean.)

The Worst News.

Apparently Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are taking a break. I am super bummed about this. I love them together. They seem totally cool and completely normal and it seemed like that just liked each other so much, you know? I really hope that it’s only a break, but I know that it isn’t really and that everything is over and love is dead now. *wails and gnashes teeth*

James  Corden + Josh Gad!

I am a dork and am delighted by this. Mostly because singing. And because I am sincerely charmed by James Corden at all times.

Happy Friday, everyone! Have a lovely weekend!



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friday things on a tuesday.

friday things

This was supposed to post last Friday, but, uh, I forgot to actually schedule it. Because my birthday was last Thursday and on Friday I got on a plane to Bali and just didn’t even think about my blog. Because Bali.

So I’m posting last week’s Friday things today. Because I do what I want.

The best pick-me-up playlist.

The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta


They are SO GOOD. If you haven’t read them yet, READ THEM NOW.

Hozier’s video for “Work Song”

It’s no secret that I’m a little bit obsessed with his freaking perfect voice. Also, he could make me love the man bun. Also also, the super simple, crazy effective choreography gives me mad chill bumps.

Clarissa Explains It All Novel!

My family didn’t have extended cable, aka Nickelodeon, until I was 12. Because of that, I don’t really have a cultural touchstone for this show the way a lot of my friends do. I remember watching it—there was the boy next door with the ladder who would come in to her room via the window (so scandalous!) and she had a phone that looked like a shoe or something. And that’s really all I remember. My Melissa Joan Hart show was more Sabrina, the Teenage Witch than it was Clarissa. But that doesn’t mean I’m notexcited about this book.

The Toast Compiles All the Arguments about Buffy (aka, the best show)


Happy Tuesday, everyone!

This is what I need to be doing post-Bali vacay.

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Aural Addiction {March 2015}

I do not consider myself a music tastemaker. In fact, I have a horrible time finding new music—I tend to get stuck listening to the same albums over and over again, semi-obsessively. So when I do find new tunes, I get really, absurdly excited.

Of course, with the advent of Pandora (which I no longer have access to because of licensing restrictions. DAMN YOU, SINGAPORE.) and Spotify, finding new jams is a bit easier, but still no less exciting.

But because I figure that some of you may be in the same boat I’m in in regards to finding new music, I’m sharing the tunes I’ve been grooving to the past month. Feel free to share yours in comments!



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