My book's cover

Cover of my first book, originally uploaded by .Ariel. This is it! Evidently, my editor had a huge amount of back 'n' forth with the design department, but I didn't…..

My first book: completed

Today is the day that Offbeat Bride is contractually due to my publisher, Seal Press. I FTPed the completed draft (all 60,000 words of it) last night. It was sort…..


Best copyediting note of the night

Pity the copyeditor of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides. I don't think he knew what he was getting into when he agreed to copyedit a book about weddings:…..


My friend Patrick (who was my copy chief during my time at, and who therefore is intimately acqainted with all my writerly flaws) is doing an editing pass at…..

Offbeat Bride on KUOW

I guess my pre-publication press push has officially begun: I'll be on KUOW today around 1:30 (Seattle-time) talking about offbeat brides navigating their ways through the Wedding Industrial Complex. You…..