New Year. Fresh Start.

Five years ago I shaved my head and apparently caused total strangers to explode.  A simple haircut seemed like a Very Big Deal last time, but didn’t faze me at all this go around. It feels natural and free. Things have been twisty and turny and crazy and frightening. My sweet husband offered to shave my head and we had a … Read More

I Crossed Something Off My Bucket List. And Backlash.

I wear a bracelet that says “Be Brave.” My New Year’s Resolution has often been “Do things that scare me.” I’ve wanted to shave my head since I was about 15, but never had the courage. A few months ago I lost the black bangs and tried a blonde Mohawk, and it was a wonderful experience. This summer I made … Read More

Being At The Right Place At The Right Time

  It all comes down to luck, right?  You always hear about models who were discovered while standing in line at the bank, or while walking the mall.  Musicians share a cab with a stranger who magically turns out to be A Big Name.  Spec Fiction writers happen to strike up conversations with editors of spec fic anthologies.  The stars … Read More