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I really need to write on this site more consistently. I know! I know! But I have very good reason for not being as devoted as I once was: deadlines and a massive, massive revision on a story that is seriously one of my favorites. It’s a huge New Year’s resolution to write on this site at least three times a week.

But for now, I do have some news and updates! So:

1. A Kiss Before Lying, the first in my Last Kiss series, is on sale now at Amazon for only $2.99.

2. The cover for Songs Before Breaking will be releasing at the end of this month. The book itself will be released October 21.

3. Dance Before Dying, the final book in the Last Kiss series, will release November 25, just in time for the holiday. :)

As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter or Facebook. I post at both those places a lot. :)


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Hey guys!

So a couple big announcements.

1. The print edition of Unstoppable is now available through Amazon! And to celebrate, I’m having a contest on my Facebook page. When I get up to 150 likes, I’ll give away a copy to one lucky follower. :)

2. The print edition of Irreversible will be out in May! The minute it’s available, I’ll be sure to let you know!


And now a huge announcement:

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Hey guys!

I know it’s been quiet on the site lately and I have an excellent reason for that, which I can tell you about in like, two weeks. But just know that I have not forgotten you and I’ll have a ton of new content very shortly. To steal an oft used line (with my own modification),

Remember Remember the First of November!

Trust me, you’ll want to check back then. :)

In the meantime, check out the details below about a great new play being performed by the awesome Company of Pittsburgh.


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The Company of Pittsburgh concludes its premiere season with the Tony Award-nominated musical [title of show]. Building off the momentum of its critically acclaimed production of Man of La Mancha, The Company takes its turn at deconstructing this quirky, heartfelt musical. The production opens on November 7th at 7:30 pm and runs through November 16th, at the Grey Box Theater in Pittsburgh.  It is directed by Associate Artistic Director Nick B. Mitchell, who directed The Company’s debut production of The Last Five Years last November.

[title of show] chronicles the trials of self-expression of two New York City theater nobodies, named Hunter and Jeff, who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their two talented actress friends, Susan and Heidi. The musical chronicles the quartets’ bittersweet, humorous and challenging journey from inception to opening night. Over the course of their experiences, they learn to be true to themselves and each other, growing closer together as an artistic family and preserving their artistic integrity.

The production stars veteran Pittsburgh musical theater actress, Christine Laitta (I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change, CLO Cabaret) as Susan. Jim Scriven (Dora, the Explorer! Live!) stars as Jeff and Chad Elder (Avenue Q, Stage 62) stars as Hunter. Jodi Gage (Lady Windemere in Lady Windemere’s Fan, PICT) rounds out the quartet as Heidi.

The Company’s intimate production features musical direction by Douglas Levine, who also appears as the show’s onstage pianist Larry, and choreography by Kristiann Menotiades.

Tickets are available starting October 1 by visiting ShowClix and are $20 for adults and $12 for students.



A couple updates for you guys:

1. All new interviews will finally start to get posted next week!

2. All new reviews of books, movies and theater shows will be posted next week too!

3. Next week is obviously a big deal.

4. And um….I think I may be posting this Man of Steel/editing thing I thought of yesterday. Maybe. I dunno. It’s kinda crazy. But we’ll see!

5. The photo on this post is actually not where I live anymore. It was taken YEARS ago! Look how little my cats were!

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Hello Again!

Wow, it’s been awhile since I last posted anything! Time flies when you’re busy, huh? Well, in case you’ve been wondering where I am, here are a couple updates:


1. My temporary site, is officially down and out. From now on, I’ll be using this one again. So delete the temporary one from your history cause it aint there anymore. :)

2. The site, is still being revamped! I switched from that ugly temporary site back to this one though because I like it better and it’s so much more reader friendly. Just in case you were wondering about the whole “under construction” thing.

3. I have a million and a half interviews and reviews coming up over the next few months. I’m so excited for you to read all about these amazing entertainers and performers and writers and agents and editors!

4. I love the fall and am already thinking about all the amazing shows I’ll have the privilege of reviewing this year! It’s almost the end of July, so I’m not thinking too far into the future. And guess what? I’ll be posting my first contest-since-i’ve-been-back in August.

5. I saw Man of Steel. Five times.

6. Believe it or not, I’m kind of bummed about the whole Batman/Superman team up.

7. I’m going to Comic Con next year.

8. Believe me.


Okay guys! That’s all for now! Talk to you tomorrow!



I stink at titles, I really do.

Anyway, so after a long Easter weekend, where I gave myself permission to do absolutely nothing except watch movies and eat candy, around midnight on Sunday I finally allowed myself to get some work done.  Some of that work was figuring out some plans for the website.  So, after some ruminating, I think I’ve come up with a schedule of posts that I think i can live with and, more importantly, provide more consistent material to entertain you.  Plus, I’m taking on a lot of new projects in the coming weeks and having this schedule will keep me focused.  I hope.   So, without further ado:

Mondays: Review.  I will basically review anything and everything, be it books, movies, tv, music.

Tuesdays: Interviews.  Actors, dancers, musicians, writers, agents, editors, artists of any stripe.  Expect the Q&A’s to be posted here on this day.

Wednesdays: Something new…sort of.  Animals of the Week will be posted every Wednesday and it expands on Pets of the Week.  I am a very proud animal activist and every Wednesday you’ll find posts about animals, either petitions I think you should be aware of or pets that are up for adoption or any other interesting sort of story.

Thursdays: Wild Card!!  I’ll post or not post.  It’ll be a review or interview, or maybe a teaser of the book I’m currently writing.  Or maybe it’ll be a video.  We shall see!

Fridays: Pittsburgh Links.  So Friday will pretty much be the same.

Saturday and Sunday I won’t be posting anything because, well, it’s the weekend.  A-woo-hoo.

So there you have it!  See you tomorrow!