long, rainy fall writing days + a few new projects

I spent the day squirreled away in my office in my comfiest linen pants and a favorite tee, consuming probably too much espresso. I did this because I am hard at work on something. More than one something, actually. One is a new book. The other is a book that will be coming out next year. (!!!!!)

In addition to these two projects I've been submersed in, there's a third very exciting project going...more on that soon. Keep an eye out right here on the blog. :)

These long, gray, rainy fall days spent in my office remind me of just how grateful I am for the opportunity to write. To tell stories. I love telling stories. Sometimes that simple fact gets a bit buried beneath all the task lists that come with being an author and sending books out into the world...but when it's all said and done, beneath the editing, re-reading, and many, many, many hours of work that go into each and every book...that's what drives me. That one, simple fact. 

I love telling stories. It's a part of me and drives everything I do.

My books, if you haven't had a chance to read them yet:

What about you, creative writers? What have you been working on? Do you currently have a WIP going? Are you participating in this year's NaNoWriMo? Let me know, I would absolutely love to hear about it. 🌞📖🍂

stay stoked.

a weekend in the woods


A few shots from a weekend spent deep in the woods. I am constantly amazed by the clarity that comes from spending time in nature. As I put it on Instagram,  

"Sitting in silence is an art these days." This is something a dear friend said recently and it has stuck with me. These words ring true. I go to the woods, the lakes, the ocean, and the mountains because when I simply cease my striving and open my senses...I hear nothing. Silence. The soft shush of water to shore. The warble of a cardinal in a distant pine. The gentle, loving wind embracing the worshiping arms of the forest. Here, in these depths, the suffocating layers we've wrapped tightly around reality are stripped away, laying bare that which is true. I am grateful for the unraveling of the false. I am thankful that earth is as steadfast and encompassing as ever. Here, in this peace...I am. Simply am. With nothing else attached."

There is wisdom in the quiet wood; a wordless song. A path that leads to that which is real. A path carved through and within reality in its truest form; far from the noise, the clutter, the distractions. It's weekends like this last one that remind me of what is important. 

Do you gain clarity from spending time in nature? What is one outdoor place that brings you peace? The forest, the ocean or mountains? Please share your own personal journey below, friend. I would love to hear from you. 🙏💛🍂

Stay stoked,

New Preptober/Nano Series on The Kate & Abbie Show

Hey friends! 

We're in the thick of fall. The days have been long and beautiful here, and Abbie and I have been working on a new, exciting series for you guys! I'll share a bit now.

NaNoWriMo is fast approaching and you know what that means: getting back into the habit of writing consistently every day. But sticking to a habit is easier said than done. How can you stay focused when there are so many distractions? That's what this week's podcast is all about. In this episode, Abbie and I share some of our favorite techniques for developing a writing habit and sticking to it. Perfect for NaNoWrimo or any other day of the year! 

I also wanted to share a new video I just posted on my YouTube channel. If you enjoyed my recent autumn post here on the blog, I think you'll really enjoy this video - Vermont Fall in 4 Minutes. Have a watch below:

How is your fall thus far, my friend? What's your favorite thing about this time of year? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Or are you working on a novel? Let me know, I would love to hear from you. 🍂☕️🙏

stay stoked!


Vermont in Autumn - A Season In Photographs

This time of year, I rarely leave my house without my cannon slung over my shoulder and a backpack of lenses strapped to my back. 

These days are long and golden. They are warm sunlight, wind whipping through the tall grass and rust-colored corn fields. They are writing and coffee and writing and coffee and more of the same. They are kayaking and listening to Canadian geese come in for a landing each night, and waking to their joyful chorus each morning. 

It's watching the sheep and the horses graze the hillsides, so contented within themselves - free, wild, at one with the earth they roam.

These days are for dwelling. For letting go of the clutter, and sinking deep into what is real and here and now as one sinks back into a homemade quilt stretched over their bed.

Autumn. Fall. 

To me, it is the season in which the mountains ignite and the harvest moon rises in golden glory. I hope that through these snapshots I can share just a bit of what this time of year means to me with you. 

Do you love autumn? What is your favorite thing about this time of year? What is your favorite thing to do in the fall? Let me know, I would love to hear about your own journey, friend. 🍁🍂

Stay stoked,