Tampa, Florida,
December 31
I'm a web writer by day, and an (aspiring) freelance writer by night. I currently live in Tampa, FL with my husband and two young children, though I originally hail from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I've also called Charleston, SC and Tokyo, Japan home. I'm passionate about travel, and I love to read and write. I'm also a big fan of beer and ghost stories. In a perfect world, I'd be a paid travel writer who roams the world drinking beer and writing about life in different lands. One day... Though my Open Salon profile insists that my birthday is December 31, it's actually February 22. I was also not born in 1900.

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APRIL 10, 2012 10:24AM

I Was Arrested for a Petty Crime, but Nepotism Saved Me

A few months before my 21st birthday, I was arrested for presenting a fake ID to a police officer. 

The driver's license actually belonged to a friend of mine, a friend who kinda, sorta looked liked me, and I regularly used the ID to get into bars and nightclubs. Though… Read full post »

Though everyone keeps telling me that e-readers and e-books are the future, that print books and traditional publishers are going the way of dinosaurs, I don't care. I'll take a well-thumbed novel over a pristine digital copy any day.

I tried to like e-books. I really did. As a voracious… Read full post »


I had my first child, Ella, in March 2010. A boy, William, arrived in October 2011, and I soon found myself turning to parenting websites,  forums, and news articles for advice on everything from breastfeeding to tantrums. Not anymore.… Read full post »