Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Remember May 6, 2014 when I became a published author with my debut YA contemporary novel Wish You Were Italian?!

Remember when I was too pregnant and lazy to organize a launch week giveaway?

Remember last month when I realized I still had FUN THINGS to give away just SITTING on my shelf?!

In celebration of the first anniversary of Pippa out in the world, I'm hosting a #pippaversary giveaway! Open until May 6, 2015. BUT FIRST, A HUGE GRAZIE to all of you for reading, reviewing, gushing, and supporting me and my little book! This dream wouldn't be possibly without each of you! Much love!!

(US only, but scroll down for international giveaway)

Remember when Morgan gave Pippa a journal filled with fun things to do while in Italy?

Morgan's red journal! 

Remember when author Lindsey Leavitt said:
“With Italy's brilliant landscapes, a main character you'll love from the first line and a new dreamy book boyfriend (he's mine!), WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN is a charming and addictive read. Devour this delicious treat like a double scoop of gelato.”

A hardback of Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt!

Remember when I listened to nothing but Mindy Gledhill's album Anchor while I revised Wish You Were Italian and therefore Pippa is walking the streets of Italy with those songs in her head?

A copy of Anchor by Mindy Gledhill!

Remember when I stumbled upon the cutest little Rome mug with a Vespa on it?

Rome mug with a cartoon Vespa!

This giveaway is open to US addresses only.
Scroll down for the international giveaway!

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I don't want those of you who live out of the country to be left out, 
so this next giveaway is open internationally!
(open to U.S. and beyond!)

Enter below for your chance to win 
a signed UK edition of Wish You Were Italian!

Don't forget to use #pippaversary on social media! 
Mangia gelato prima! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Good Year

I can't even put into words how happy I am there is an entire year between me and 2013. It was such a hard year for so many reasons. *shudders*

But 2014 was a huge blessing as it brought to life two dreams: becoming a published author, and becoming a mom!

This past holiday season was such a fun time, and I know it will just keep getting better!

So what does 2015 bring? No new book on the shelves (next year, though!), but I may or may not be already planning first birthday photos...

As for goals, getting in better shape is a yearly goal that never really happens. But I like what Miranda Hart says in her book Is it Just Me? when she jokes about writing a diet book. "Chapter one: Eat a bit less. Chapter two: Move about a bit more. The end."

Writing wise, I'd like to finish at least two of my WIPs this year. I've been very distracted with ALL THE SNUGGLING (and rightfully so), but I won't sell another book if I don't write one!

I also want to be more crafty (more artistically productive, not like, sneaky).

Do you have any goals? Do tell!

Here's to an amazing 2015, y'all!