Things you probably shouldn’t say in a church knitting group

I find myself in this predicament frequently. And it wasn’t as though I hadn’t been warned. Every voice in my head: fictional, real, imagined, my mother. They all screamed at me:   via GIPHY  via GIPHY  via GIPHY   Naturally I didn’t listen to any of those voices and last night at church, I crossed the line. The church we’re sort-of […]

Saving Chief Herrera – Part 2

Here is the conclusion to Monday’s blog, Station 19’s “Saving Chief Herrera” (The totally unauthorized episode – because I’m not one of the cool kids.) Chief Herrera What? Allison You heard me. Go home! I’m retired. And unlike some people, I didn’t score another television show. Go home. Only your daughter can save you. Tell her I said, hi. Chief Herrera […]

Saving Chief Herrera – Part 1

The season premiere of Station 19 was almost one month ago and I was very relieved to learn that Travis Montgomery – a.k.a. Jay Hayden – survived the fiery inferno. However, my theory on who the writers were going to kill off during the series premiere was off. Way off. In my post, Saving Travis Montgomery, I wrote that while […]

Unexpected Commentary

Earlier this month, I celebrated my 40th birthday. via GIPHYThe days following my 40th birthday were filled with a lot of excitement. I can now scratch surviving a hurricane off of my bucket list. In the interest of full disclosure, it was a tropical storm by the time it hit where I live in Georgia, but it was still a […]

Saving Travis Montgomery

Last week I wrote about my super-creepy infatuation with Jay Hayden and how concerned I was over the possibility that the writers of Station 19 were going to kill him off in the Season 2 premiere which is only:  at the time I wrote this blog. (I have three kids, two cats, and a husband who appreciates the occasional slap […]

Unacceptable ABC!

Last February I wrote a blog called My Not So Secret Celebrity Crush. It was all about my super-creepy obsession with the actor, Jay Hayden who is currently acting in Station 19 with a bunch of other people who are not Jay Hayden. And when I say super-creepy, I’m not exaggerating. He’s not an international sensation yet so when it came time […]

Realtors to the Rescue

This blog post is dedicated to anyone who’s ever complained about having to pay a commission to a real estate agent. via GIPHYvia GIPHY Technically, my very first home-shopping experience was many, many years ago, back when I was still married to my ex-husband. I don’t remember what prompted us to go home-shopping but we did. We kept things casual […]

Misadventures in Editing: Character Profiling

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out. Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If you’ve ever had something like this happen to you, please tell me in the comments. Inspired by a writing exercise I stumbled on in […]

Gifts For Writers, 2015

IT IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN. THAT GLORIOUSLY PINE-SCENTED, SANTA-FROTHED, BUTTER-LUBED CAPITALIST COOKIE DOUGH ORGY KNOWN AS “THE HOLIDAYS.” (Yes, that’s right. I didn’t call it “Christmas.” The war is real, folks. The war is real.) (Besides, Santa is for everyone. He is an Old Elf. He’s not some Young Hipster Elf like that…