8 Literary Museums to Visit

Traveling is great. You get to learn new things, meet new people, and explore. Lately, I've been enjoying also further exploring my passions via traveling. The main way I've been doing this is with I Know Dino, my podcast about dinosaurs. Whenever my husband and I travel somewhere new, we always look up where the …

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From Cosmo.ph: 17 Non-Negotiables If You Want To Be A Girl Boss Someday

A while back, I had an amazing opportunity to write for Cosmo.ph. When I wrote the article, I'd just started a great new job, and was learning a lot. Here's an excerpt of advice I'd give to anyone starting out. There are certain things that apply no matter what industry you find yourself in. We …

Giving Thanks, and Highlights from DevLearn 2016

I recently passed the one year mark at my company (for my day job) so I've been reflecting a lot about the changes of the past year and how lucky I am. I'm a fan of the product I work on, and the people I work with are just awesome. It would take me too long …

Writing for Shotgun

I get the opportunity to write cool stuff at my day job at Shotgun. This latest blog post is about how one of our clients uses Shotgun, which is a cloud-based platform that helps people manage their creative projects (films, TV shows, games, commercials, etc.). What's really interesting about this industry is how much has changed …

How I Found My Passion Through Dinosaurs

This article was originally posted on Medium. In 2012, I got to interview Hugh Howey, a hugely successful indie author, who worked harder than pretty much anyone else I’d met at that point to please his fans. He filmed himself doing silly dances in Times Square. He drove 3 hours out of his way in …

From Unplag: Love Words and Famous Endings of Love Stories

Another post in honor of Valentine's Day, and a double-whammy at that. Today we have two infographics from Unplag, a website that checks papers for plagiarism. Ever wonder how much love is in a love story? In this first infographic, according to Unplag: We analyzed 2,365,012 words from 10 most popular romantic stories (Romeo and …

New Ways to Read

You've heard it all before. Startups, new websites, and even big powerhouses are all developing technology to disrupt how we collaborate, publish, and read. Today I want to focus on all the new ways we can read and absorb content. Sure, there are e-books, and there are even enhanced e-books with videos, but I've compiled …

Self-publishing, the Slush Pile, and Print Books

Self-publishing may be the new slush pile. In the past, the slush pile has been the pile of unsolicited manuscripts sent by aspiring authors in hopes of being picked up by a publisher. Now, some publishers are looking to pick up books that have already proven to be successful. They offer authors bigger advances and …

Power Outages and Print Books

I've experienced a number of power outages the last couple years (interestingly, more so in the last two years than the rest of my life so far), and it got me thinking about e-books.  Power outages that occur during storms or hurricanes or other natural disasters, sometimes last days or weeks. During that time, how …