Books, Craft, and Creative Writing:

“WAS Reading That Book a Waste of My Time?,” Medium (August 2021): link

“Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 40,” The Lifestyle Collective (October 2020): link

“I’m Getting All the Jewel-Vibes from This News that Halsey’s First Poetry Collection is Coming This September.,” (July 2020): link

“A Night of Building a Manuscript and Reading Poetry: A Craft Essay,” (September 2019): link

“12 Books Your Mom Will Love: 2019 Mother’s Day Edition,” (May 2019): link

“Where I Create/Write,” Rogue Agent 8 (2015), in which I provide a snapshot of my writing life and its whereabouts: link

“Counting Down to the New Year: Five of My Favorite Books of 2014,” (January 2015): link

Copywriting, Digital Marketing, and Freelance Writing:

“Say ‘Goodbye’ to Imposter Syndrome. You Want to Write for a Reason.,” (July 2020): link

“Here’s My Favorite Trick to Write High-Converting Copy,” Medium (March 2020): link

“I Feel Uninspired, But I’m Writing Anyway,” Medium (December 2019): link

“How Can We Keep a ‘Manifest Mindset’ in the World of Freelance?,” (September 2019): link

“Running Out of Ideas? Here’s How to Uncover Topics Related to Your Passion,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (August 2018): link

“How to Include SEO While Keeping Your Writer’s Brain Happy: Avoiding ‘Dumbing Down’ Your Writing Style While Accommodating SEO,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (July 2018): link

“Get Your Work Out There Like a Persistent Facebook Advertisement: How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Writing,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (July 2018): link

Entertainment (Film, TV, Music, Sports):

Spirit Untamed Is Exactly the Kind of Family Film You’ll Want to Watch This Summer,” POPSUGAR (June 2021): link

“John Legend updated ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ for 2019 — right down to calling an Uber.,” Medium (December 2019): link

The Good Place: Where Will Season 4 Leave Eleanor?,” Medium (October 2019): link

“There Are So Many Easter Eggs in IT: Chapter Two,” Stream Queens (September 2019): link

“Tell Me Now: Is Harry Potter Coming to NYC?,” (September 2019): link

“Are You Telling Me—I Could Go for a Writer’s Retreat at Stephen King’s House?,” (September 2019): link

“Songs in the Mirror,” Memoir Mixtapes (July 2018): link

“What Coming in 2nd Means to Croatia: The Wild and Heart-Warming Receipt of Their Finals-Placing Team Said More about Croatian Heart than Winning Ever Could.,” Medium (July 2018): link

Food, Travel, and Culture:

“It Felt Like a Gulaš Kind of Day.,” Mediterranean and Me (May 2021): link

“First Try! I Made Hurmašice!,” Mediterranean and Me (February 2021): link

“A Dream of Success, with a Side of Cheese, Grapes, and Tomatoes,” Mediterranean and Me (January 2021): link

Mental Health:

“How Shifting My To-Do List to Gratitude Reduced My Stress,” POPSUGAR (June 2020): link

“What We Should Learn from This Employer’s Response to a Worker’s Mental Health Day,” Motherly (July 2017): link

Parenting, Motherhood, Pregnancy, and Family

“I Don’t Expect My Children to ‘Cry It Out’… But I Do Expect Them to Wait,” Medium (September 2020): link

“Why My Husband and I Are Missing Date Night During the Pandemic,” POPSUGAR (July 2020): link

“Coronavirus and Pregnancy: How Women Giving Birth in 2020 With Redefine Motherhood,” Her Journal (March 2020): interviewed and responses featured RE: cancellation of important life events, social distancing, appointment complications, birth plans, and mental health: link

“My Favorite New Year’s Resolution Has Nothing to Do with Success or Weight Loss,” Medium (January 2020): link


Additional Unpublished Essays:

On Books:

“My Favorite YA LGBTQ+ Story Isn’t the Novel You’d Expect,” PDF

“Dear Mom, Why Don’t You Love What You’re Reading?,” PDF

“Dear Fellow Reader, I LOVED Finding Your Bookmark in My Library Check-Out: A Love Letter of Sorts,” PDF

On Culture and Travel:

“Interested in Nature’s Musical Instruments? You Have to Go to Croatia for My Favorite One.,” PDF

On Entertainment:

“Finding Chidi: What We Owe to Each Other During a Global Pandemic (according to Chidi Anagonye, The Study of Ethics, and The Good Place),” PDF

“‘Team Cockroach,’ ‘The Soul Squad,’ and God’s Existence: A Study of the First Names of the Main Characters on The Good Place,” PDF

“A Spoiler-Free Guide To The Best Times To Use The Bathroom During Avengers: Endgame Is Finally Here,” PDF

On Feminism, Motherhood, and Women:

“International Women’s Day: Yes, I Love My Fierce Little Girl,” PDF

On Mental Health:

“I Work Hard Every Day to Be a Good Mother with Two Children and Multiple Disorders.,” PDF

“What Jim Carrey and Ariana Grande Can Teach Us About Light and Rest in the Height of Depression,” PDF

“Here’s Why Being Self-Critical Is So Dangerous to Your Mental Health,” PDF

“As Someone with Anxiety, My Head is the Loudest Place I Know.,” PDF

On Writing:

“Are Emojis Weakening My Writing?,” PDF

“How to Write Marketing Blogs Your Clients Will Actually Read,” PDF

“What Makes a Good, Professional Blog Post?,” PDF