About Me

  • I sometimes write under just my maiden name.
  • I’ve been married since August 2011.
  • I have a condition called VACTERL.
  • My husband has it as well.
  • We met at a conference for it in 2005. His mother introduced us.
  • My mother has been married three times.
  • My dad has been married twice.
  • I have 3 siblings – my stepbrother, Sam; stepsister, Molly; half-sister, Madison. They’re all on my dad’s side.
  • I have a cousin born ten weeks after me I consider a sister.
  • I have no living stepparents.
  • Because of my dad’s remarriage into a huge family and my grandmother’s 40 year common law relationship with the man I considered my grandfather, I have roughly 30 cousins.
  • As of January 2021, we have 11 nieces and nephews 8 and under.
  • I make baby hats and blankets for every niece/nephew born in my family, and I also make many to donate to hospitals.
  • Asking women when they’re “finally going to have a baby” is rude and I hate when people ask me. For the record: never, sorry.
  • I have Complex-PTSD, which means my trauma stems from more than one place. Mine is mostly medical.
  • I lost count of how many surgeries and hospitalizations I’ve had, but I estimate for medical record purposes I’ve had 150+.
  • Growing up, I was obsessed with Liza Minnelli and Lucille Ball. I was a weird kid.
  • Backstreet Boys over *NSYNC.
  • I live by the gospel of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson.
  • I live an hour away from Willie, but my husband won’t let me go there because he’s afraid I’d be charged with trespassing. Or stalking.
  • I’ve seen every episode of every season in the Law & Order franchise at least once. My favorite will always be Lennie (Jerry Orbach).
  • Steel Magnolias will always be my favorite movie.