Between

BETWEEN is now available for pre-order. Related: I am a lucky person.

Saturday mornings are pretty hectic around here. My oldest is trying out cheerleading for the first time and we have a game every Saturday at 10:00am. Since I like to sleep until 9:00am, this is never NOT crazy. And this morning, as I'm running out the door, I got this text from one of my… Continue reading BETWEEN is now available for pre-order. Related: I am a lucky person.

interviews, Music, Writing

An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Nick Flora

My friend Nick Flora is an alterna-pop singer/songwriter out of Nashville, TN. Flora has been writing songs and touring full time for close to a decade. His debut solo record Great Escape (2009) and the follow-up Hello Stranger (2011) are both prime examples of Flora’s grasp of dynamics, heart, and humor. His latest release The Reintroduction Of… Continue reading An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Nick Flora

interviews, Music

An Interview with Nick Flora, the Self-Appointed King of Sarcastic Charm

Nick Flora is an alterna-pop singer/songwriter out of Nashville who's been writing songs and touring full time for close to a decade. I've been telling Nick for months that I wanted to do an interview with him about songwriting, and I finally emailed him some questions last week.  He responded within five minutes, and I was like,… Continue reading An Interview with Nick Flora, the Self-Appointed King of Sarcastic Charm

Music, Pep Talks, Writing

Be Somebody’s Ben Folds

Ben Folds is one of my favorite artists of all time. A lot of people are familiar with him because of his mainstream hit, Brick, from the late 90s. If that’s all you know of him, PLEASE dig deeper. He’s an incredible musician and songwriter, and his songs have fantastic lines such as: “Make me… Continue reading Be Somebody’s Ben Folds

Music, Writing

Creating Writing Playlists: Where to Start?

We all know that, in my opinion, music is as important a part of the writing process as pen and paper (or, you know, fingers and a laptop). Whenever someone is stuck on a scene, I tell them to make a new playlist. The other day, that suggestion was met with the following reply, “I… Continue reading Creating Writing Playlists: Where to Start?

Five Favorites, Music, Writing

Five Singer-Songwriters You Should Love (Because I Do)

  When it comes to music, there’s little I don’t like. My iTunes library is pretty diverse–from Chopin to Metallica to Tone Loc to Brad Paisley to She & Him to Taylor Swift to…..you get the idea. All genres, all decades, etc. I just. like. music. Whatever mood I’m in, I want a soundtrack for… Continue reading Five Singer-Songwriters You Should Love (Because I Do)