Remember your mom saying you weren't old enough to wear makeup or that you had to be home by a certain time because nothing good happens after midnight

Well, those are the moments I pretty much spend all my time daydreaming about. I grew up in a small town in Kansas and now I live in Chicago. However, no matter where I am, I'm perpetually cruising the Square, crushing on boys, organizing my locker, practicing my clarinet, or getting ready for prom. In my head, that is.

Because my teen years were great.

A few other things about me:  I received my MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts where I met some of my favorite people ever—who also happen to be perpetual teenagers. I'm a big fan of faraway places, aimless wandering, and adventures that only happen when you daydream. Oh, and I love Twizzlers. Who doesn’t?

Thanks for stopping by.

Photo by Mary Sylvester

Photo by Mary Sylvester

Dating Down  will be released April 8, 2015.

Dating Down will be released April 8, 2015.

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