Stirrup Queens

I'm the Blogging & Social Media editor as well as the Health editor at BlogHer.  Which means some days I'm talking about new ways to navigate Facebook and then turning around and discussing your heart health.

I write Stirrup Queens when I'm not reading other people's blogs, cooking, or chasing after my twins.

I'm the author of four books: Life from Scratch (Belle Books, 2010), a novel about blogging, Measure of Love (Belle Books, 2013), and the forthcoming Apart at the Seams (Belle Books, 2014).  I also wrote Navigating the Land of If (Seal Press, 2009), a non-fiction book about infertility and pregnancy loss.  You can always find information about my books on my author site.  Plus I love to talk about writing and publishing.

You can find me on Facebook and on Twitter. And you can reach me via email at

525th Friday Blog Roundup

It’s Chanukkah. I’m actually really not a fan of Chanukkah in general. It’s sort of a nothing holiday that has been given inflated importance because it falls on the calendar near Christmas ....more

Expect to Live the Life You Choose

There was one other thing about Me Before You that struck me (beyond it being an exact copy of another book), and that was a line that came on page 260: “Everything takes time… and that’s something that your generation find it a lot harder to adjust to. You have all grown up expecting things […] ...more

Me Before You and Dying Young

This post contained spoilers for Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and Dying Young by Marti Leimbach....more

#MicroblogMondays 16: Give or Receive?

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* An interesting breakdown in holiday commercials is how many show a person receiving something they want (I’ve been good all year and now I get a car!) and how many show someone giving the perfect […] ...more

Creme de la Creme List Closes Tomorrow

So the Creme de la Creme list for 2014 closes tomorrow night....more

524th Friday Blog Roundup

This week was Hour of Code....more

Going on a Me Date

I decided to ask myself out on a date....more

Not All Reading is Equal

Not a Wasted Word sent me an article about how the brains of people who read fiction are different from the brains of people who do all other forms of reading: non-fiction, surfing the Web, Twitter, etc....more

#MicroblogMondays 15: Favourite Colours

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I’m not really surprised with my score on the colour test because I already knew that colour affects me deeply....more

Wait… I Have a Second Party Trick

So Earthandink had a post about tetrachromancy, and while there is no test you can take online to see if you are a tetrachromat, there IS a test you can take to check your colour acuity. Did I take it?...more