Apologies in advance, but this post will be a bit darker than previous posts. I’ve been thinking, as one does, and—- People are better than the worst thing they’ve done. Random thought? Yes. But, this thought resonated with me as I watched FX’s The Bear. The show features a loud cast of characters who somehowContinue reading “Random Thoughts and “The Bear””
You know I can’t stop making stuff. Baking is my latest stress reliever. A way to challenge myself. A way to relax after grading papers. In terms of challenging myself, I’ve made raspberry cakes that looked as adorable as they did formidable: I also tried my hand at panna cotta. My friends and kids enjoyed,Continue reading “Shake It and Bake It”
I’m floored to announce another non-fiction text from McFarland, forthcoming in 2023 or 2024: The work was inspired by a co-written article from 2021 in KOME, “Tug of War: Social Media, Cancel Culture, and Diversity for Girls and The 100.” My colleague and good friend, Allison Budaj, is co-editing this anthology with me for McFarland.Continue reading “The Empty Page”
I’m not really into baking cakes. For me, it’s too many steps to take for something I could buy from someone who can do it way better. Also, I’m not a big fan of eating cake. Cookies? All day, everyday. Cakes? Meh. However, for birthdays, I acquiesce to those I love. My seven-year-old requested aContinue reading “Pocketful of Rainbows”
Summer. I’m lucky to be an educator and have a summer break to spend with my kids. During summer, I typically only have to teach one online class. This leaves time for fun in the sun. Every sunny afternoon, it’s time for a dip in the pool. This is one of my favorite times ofContinue reading “Walking on Sunshine”
Pizza Balls. No, not the awesome-looking pizza balls featured in Dr. Strange 2: I mean the pizza balls I’ve probably posted about before from Delish. Their site refers to the recipe as a pull-apart Christmas tree, but it’s easier to call them pizza balls. And you can make them anytime. I finally created a non-soggyContinue reading “The Genius of Pizza Balls”
Macarons. These little bastards have evaded perfection for me for years. I’ve loved them. I’ve hated them. I’ve found a “great” recipe, only to find my macarons turning out hollow, lacking feet, or just altogether collapsing. Now, I truly have found a great recipe, full of useful tips for making the perfect macaron. After usingContinue reading “Making the Perfect Macaron”
Most of my summer days have been overtaken by editing. This is not outside the scope of normalcy for me. However, it’s not often that I edit non-fiction. Sometimes They Come Back Again: The Latest Cycle of Diverse Horror Fictions is the non-fiction title I’ve been editing. The work builds off Robin Coleman’s Horror Noire:Continue reading “Editing Like Mad”
Awhile back, I talked up the fact that I was a guest star on a Wattpad-themed podcast. Welp, the day has come, and the episode has been released today! And you guessed it, I’m experiencing that good-ish feeling. You can find the link for the latest episode here. Listen to hear me and Karis discussContinue reading “Orange Ink Guest Podcast”
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