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I’m Clearly From Out of Town

I’m Clearly From Out of Town

When my 6-year-old son was a few years younger, he mentioned that he didn’t want to get too tan because people would think he’s “from out of town.” Now, not a lot about that statement made much sense except that when it comes down to it, he’s the only true ABQ native in the family… Continue Reading

This One’s For My Dad

This One’s For My Dad

As I settle into a routine of writing every morning with my WIP, my mind wanders a little less when I sit down to the keyboard and recall stories of days gone by. This morning was one of reflecting on certain women in my life who have stepped in where a mom would’ve been needed… Continue Reading

Permission

Permission

I’m finding myself already treading delicate territory as I work on Beauty in the Breakdown.  What’s coming up immediately is digging up memories that I thought would be forever buried. And what’s more is those memories don’t always solely belong to me. I sent a message to someone from my past this morning asking for… Continue Reading

The World Needs Raw

The World Needs Raw

I took a huge step today. I actually wrote the first words of my WIP, Beauty in the Breakdown. It wasn’t an easy thing for me to do if I’m being honest. I packed up all my writing supplies and headed to the library for some quiet time. The library was closed. I wanted to… Continue Reading

She’s a Writer

She’s a Writer

“She’s a writer,” he said. That was my husband’s reply to the Apple genius who was packaging up a MacBook Air for me as I got lost in all the shiny things-a-plenty strewn about the store. Mr. Apple asked what I did for a living and Russ’ quick response caught me a little off-guard because,… Continue Reading

Friendship, the True Kind

Friendship, the True Kind

From Carmel, Indiana to Albuquerque, NM, our hearts will forever connect. Friendship, the true kind, isn’t easily found. While I’ve been fortunate enough to have many wonderful friends come in and out of my life over the years, there’s one person in particular who has stood by my side since we played on the teeter… Continue Reading

My Heartbeat

My Heartbeat

There are few places in this world where I come alive as much as I do as when I’m in Ohio. An unlikely place to find such a steady heartbeat of love, friendship, and music. Two bands that have transformed my life in ways they’ll never fully understand ride with me every day in my… Continue Reading

25 Random Things About Me

25 Random Things About Me

When people ask me where the name Woz came from I tell them my parents were hippies and it’s short for Wozinia Snowflake. I have an impressive collection of various Monopoly editions. I’ve not read a lot of the “classics” and, as a writer, I feel guilty about this. I was a Make-A-Wish kid and… Continue Reading

On Why I Haven’t Been Writing (At Least Publicly)

On Why I Haven’t Been Writing (At Least Publicly)

It might seem like I’ve been pretty quiet over the last few months (hell, even the past year) when it comes to my writing. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say because goodness knows my brain is hopping with ideas 24/7 (yes, even my nighttime hours are active, my dreams are exhausting), it’s… Continue Reading

Tippy Tap Toes

Tippy Tap Toes

Car keys in my left hand and several sleeping pills in my right, I sat in an oversized chair in the brightly lit bedroom that I shared with my husband of four years. Numb, I reached for a glass of room-temperature water that sat on the end table beside me. Meant to wash down the… Continue Reading

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