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Oakland University Flash Fiction Short Story Competition Winner

I am really excited to announce that I came in third place in Oakland University’s University’s Flash Fiction competition for my short story “Selkie Daughter.” I won’t be able to attend the actual event to read it out loud (since I am living in Scotland), but I am always amazed and humbled when anyone decides

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February Explorations in the Highlands

A romantic weekend road trip to celebrate my 27th birthday in Fort William & Oban. I’m halfway through this semester and being the anxious person I am, all I wanted for my birthday was to get out of the city. I found a really good deal at Onich Hotel in Fort William, so my husband

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Life Lately: Winter in Scotland

This blog has fallen to the wayside lately because of full-time school, work and book writing. (Apologies.) So, I will try to round up everything that has happened since my last Life Lately and distill it into something readable… 😉 I wasn’t prepared to be plunged into the darkness of Scotland, even though I knew it

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Is Being Vegan the New Rebel?

Break out your vegan leather jacket and ditch the cigarettes.  We live in an age where “nothing matters” and everyone is blasé about pretty much everything. If somebody gets excited about something, it lasts about 20 minutes before they’re on to the next ‘big thing’ in this era of instant gratification. But the thing is,

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Roadtripping Adventures: A Weekend in Petoskey, Michigan

How I spent a weekend in Petoskey — including, what to do and where to eat for amazing plant-based options! It’s been a while since I’ve taken a road trip. I’m usually driving with somebody to my destination, rather than driving up to meet loved ones. But this past weekend I drove to Petoskey, Michigan

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