Bleeding into Adulthood

Apr 15th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

My cousin and I were born a little under eight months apart. Growing up, our families were very close, and we grew to be, too. We spent weekends and holidays together, wrote each other little notes that were passed along through our grandmother during the week, talked endlessly about what our lives would look like when we grew up. All big events were celebrated with...

Blog Tour & Interview: Through The White Wood by Jessica Leake

Apr 8th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 20 min read

When the Advanced Reader’s Copy of Jessica Leake’s Through The White Wood arrived a little over a month ago (literally with my name on it) nothing could stop me from getting down to business and reading every last word. I read sections that were cut from the final print, I read handwritten annotations from Jessica herself, I even read the section about the back about mythology and...

Tornado Chasers: Lifting That Writer’s Block

Apr 1st, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

For a (thankfully) short period in March, there was so much going on in my life that I felt unable to concentrate on the written word. I wasn’t able to post poignant birthday messages to the people I loved, I wasn’t able to work on my novel, I wasn’t even able to read without the words swimming around the page. I felt like a walking,...

Dahl, Walliams, and Coming Home

Mar 25th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

Growing up, I shared a bedroom with three sisters. It meant ‘hanging out in my room’ was never really an option. Instead, I found more creative places to call my own: under the table in the dining room; on the attic stairs with my legs dangling in the air and the next step up playing the part of a little desk; under my mum’s sewing...