Across the Twitterverse

“Tweedle-lee-dee-dee-dee, tweedle-lee-dee-dee.

Tweedle-lee-dee-dee-dee, tweedle-lee-dee-dee.

Tweedle-lee-dee-dee-dee, tweedle-lee-dee-dee.

Tweet.

Tweet.

Tweet, Tweet.”

Bobby Day, Rockin’ Robin

I just celebrated my one month anniversary on Twitter, or as I like to call it—my Twitterversary. I’m not exactly sure how you might measure success on Twitter, but I’ll share some of my Twitterccomplishments.

In a month’s time I have:

  • Tweeted over 400 times.
  • Amassed over 1100 followers.
  • Had my tweets liked by ProWritingAid, Chipotle, the Minnesota Public Radio Raccoon (#mprraccoon), and Mark Hamill.

Yes, that’s right. The Mark Hamill. Chipotle and ProWritingAid didn’t just like my posts, they also tweeted me back. As you can see, I’ve had some pretty spectacular moments for my first month on Twitter. Continue reading

Big Ol’ Theatre Nerd

“Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.”

-Willem Dafoe

I am a theatre nerd. If you’ve read my short author bio at the end of the digital version of Rachel and the Mighty Arm that Built Egypt, the bio here on my website, or my author bios on Amazon or Goodreads then you know I have a B.A. in Theatre Arts.

Theatre degree = giant theatre nerd.

I could talk for days about musical theatre—how much it has influenced society and how much it has been influenced by society. I would happily discuss American Melodrama with you or Russian Realism. Even though I am no longer a student or pursuing a career in the theatre I still read plays for the pure enjoyment of it and to stay up-to-date on what’s happening on Broadway. Continue reading

Dreaming of Inspiration

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”

-William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Last week a reader asked me what inspired my book, Rachel and the Mighty Arm that Built Egypt. I answered her privately, but here I will share publicly with more detail. The answer might sound cliché, but… it was a dream.

I had a dream about aliens transporting humans to their planet as a labor force. I can still see it vividly in my head. Dark craggy cliffs with a beautiful glass building set into its side. The building reminded me of a hothouse. The glass was tinted a soft blue. Everything was transparent—the roof, the doors, the second floor, and the stairs leading up to it. Continue reading