My story started a long time ago. Before I ever knew I would move on to write novels or lose my best friend in life. Long before children and divorce and all the messy shit that goes with life. I was raised by two amazing parents on the shoreline of Connecticut. Long days at the beach overlooking Long Island Sound; where my father harvested oysters for a living. Going above and beyond to make sure myself and my mother were cared for and she didn’t have to work outside the house.
I’m genuinely grateful for the upbringing I had because I know I’m very lucky to have the love and support I grew up with. I mean, like any family we had our problems with extended family or other distant members. There is a lot of addiction in my extended family which is why I’ve made the choice as an adult not to drink. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve drank in the past but it really isn’t for me.
Enough about nothingness though and let me chat about Chasing Oz and what I hope to accomplish here.
This past summer I launched Chasing Oz Photography, it’s a passion of mine that I never really took the time to focus on until now. I always placed my writing before any other type of artistic expressions. First, it was my own little blog which turned into a full-time blogging gig with Babble back in 2010-2011, before Disney bought out the site. I really enjoyed parenting writing but as time went on and my children started to get a little older I lost the passion I had for writing as a parent.
I guess I was just over the never-ending Mom wars. Bottles or breast. C-section or natural birth. The dumb asses that don’t believe in science or reverse facing car seats because forward facing is just more convenient. The whole lazy convenience factors really started to wear me down. I lost my interest and moved on to writing novels.
I’m 2013 I became an instant Best Seller when my novel Hers hit the top of the Amazon charts. I honestly can’t say I ever thought my romance fiction would sell, but somewhere along the line readers fell in love with my badass female leads. I wanted to write books for women who didn’t NEED to be saved by a man but still fell head over heels in love. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a love story.
I continued to write for a few more years even after going back to work outside of the home. Which wasn’t easy for me because I have basically been my own boss since having children. I’m definitely not a fan of the 9-5 life. I like to sleep late and stay up all night. Unfortunately, I got bills and shit so back to work I went.
Even now, a year and a half later I’ve started to really miss writing so I’m jumping back into it.
To be honest, I don’t know what my site is going to become but it will definitely be a snarky hole on the Internet where I can speak my mind. So, if you like my Twitter account this will be like a bonus for you. I’m planning to cover current events, politics of course because our country is becoming a shithole, parenting, photography, and positive living.
Before I close, I’d like to share my beliefs on a variety of subjects just so you know if we’ll be a good fit together.
Love is love
Marijuana should be legal
In positive living
No person is illegal
Women should be able to make all their own healthcare choices
Healthcare is a human right
America is broken
Also, as a disclaimer… I am a loudmouth bitch. Self-proclaimed and all.
Buckle up Y’all, this is gonna be a blast!