6 Things People Don’t Know About Me

1. I have a weird thing about my hands.

I’m not OCD. I’m not a germaphobe. But I can’t stand for my hands to be sticky. There’s a famous story in my family about how I refused to take part in finger painting in kindergarten. Some things never change.

2. I can draw.

I’m couldn’t sell art or anything, but I can sketch respectably. When I was younger, I could look at any object and recreate it with paper and pencil. My son appears to have inherited this ability — but he far surpasses me. He’s able to do it from memory, and make up original things as well.

3. I always wear socks.

I never go barefoot. Don’t know why. Just doesn’t feel right without socks on. Exceptions are Hapkido class or the beach.

4. I’ve got mad bargain shopping skills.

For realz. Any store I enter, I make a beeline for the clearance section. I’m not ashamed to admit that most of my clothes come from clearance. My favorite online store is a closeout deep-discount store called Hollar. I’ve found lots of cooking gadgets for MANterest at Hollar, and most of what they carry is just $1-3! Shipping is free if you order $25 or more.

5. I cut my own hair.

Maybe I’m kidding myself and people have already figured this one out on their own…

6. I rarely read books.

I know, I know. Shameful for an author. But when you spend most of your day, everyday, staring at words, reading is pretty much the last thing you want to do when you have downtime. I play video games to unwind.


My new YouTube channel: MANterest

I’ve said many times on social media that I’m not a foodie. And I’m really not.

Except I kind of am now. Not really sure how it happened, but I’ve been cooking a lot lately. Especially baking. I love baking.

I seem to have developed an addiction to Pinterest recipes. Combing through the best desserts and breakfast items and supper selections is not something I ever imagined myself enjoying, but somehow… I do. A lot.

Because I’m a nerd and because I’m always looking for ways to generate much-needed income from things I’m already doing, I thought, “Hey, why not throw together a YouTube channel where I present the very best Pinterest recipes I find?”



Why the Next Star Wars Animated Series Will Be About Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano

Star Wars Rebels fans: your beloved series is hurtling toward its end at a breakneck pace, a finish line it will be crossing in just over a month — on March 5th.

I’ve been thinking about something a lot, and I’m about to get in to some spoilers up to the most recent episodes of the show. Because I’m convinced that the next animated series to come from Lucasfilm is going to center around everyone’s favorite Togruta non-Jedi.

Last warning…