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Status Update

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, so I wanted to give you all an update on what’s new with me. In April, I met with my endocrinologist and we made some changes to my medication that have helped a lot with controlling my seizures and minimizing the…

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November is on my list

At this point I’ve pretty much decided that November is the worst month in the calendar. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed that this November has been particularly crappy for the usual world-event reasons. But it seems like November really had it in for me on a…

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#NationalComingOutDay reflections and a way to give back

Two years ago on National Coming Out Day, a friend of mine came out as ace. The courage he showed in doing so made me re-evaluate my own decision to stay in the closet, something I’d done since college, and is what ultimately inspired me to be public and vocal…

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An adventurous trip

This week’s Lyssa’s Latest Reads is going to be a little late, because I just got back from a week-ish long trip to California. I had a great time, especially because I got to meet up with not one, but two author friends! It was a wonderful treat. First, I…

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Spring is almost here?

Happy March! I don’t know how it’s been where you live, but here it’s been ridiculously springy since January. So on the one hand, it feels like, “Whoa, it’s already March?” But on the other hand, it feels like, “Hasn’t it been March for two months?” But at least it’s…

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Why indie?

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a long while. I’ve thought about it time and again in discussions with other authors, with friends and family, and with readers. It’s about why I decided to go indie for my first YA series, Fourth World—consciously, from the beginning,…

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End of November progress report

November was a month of ups and downs for me. Like I mentioned in my last post, it’s always a hectic month with my birthday and the holidays, and this year I knew it was going to be even more crazy because I was having a friend come and stay…

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Thinking about health

When I posted my Top 10 Influential Books a few weeks ago, a book I heavily considered putting on the list, but ultimately got bumped down to slot 11, was Incarceron (well, Incarceron and Sapphique, which I guess are two books, even though my mind usually merges them into one)…

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Life in the Misty Woods

I know this is incomprehensible to probably about 95% of humanity, but I’m relatively sure that I have some form of reverse-Seasonal Affective Disorder. I get unreasonably irritable, stressed and even downright sick when it’s sunny outside. Summers are misery for me, but in some ways it’s even worse when…

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