Top 10 Signs that you were a Navy Brat

Posted On May 20 2016 by

As a former Navy Brat to a lifer, I consider myself a subject matter expert. So, here are my top 10 signs that you were (or are) a Navy Brat: 10.  When someone asks where you went to school, it’s a very long answer. 9. “Home” has no particular meaning. 8. You’ve received 50 cent haircuts. 7. Little league tryouts were not optional. 6. Your dad only called his friends by their last name or “Chief.” 5. You’ve bowled on at least six leagues in three states. 4. You’ve ever hit more than 200 houses in an hour of trick-or-treating. 3. You were shocked when shoes for …


Top 10 Indications that you drive a Hybrid Car

Posted On Apr 29 2016 by

Recently I have given in to the fuel-economy trend and purchased my first car with a large battery (photo above). Here’s what you need to know about men: when we buy a Porsche, we want to see how fast it will go. When we by a 4 wheel-drive, we want to take it in the dirt. But when we buy a super fuel-economy vehicle, our driving habits change. We want to squeeze every bit of MPG out of that sucker. So, be forewarned, if you do buy such a vehicle, here are the top 10 indications that you have done …


Top 10 indications you may be a procrastinator

Posted On Apr 15 2016 by

Some of us tend to put things off. Like this post, which I had scheduled for 2008. Nevertheless, here it is. So don’t put off reading my… Top 10 indications you may be a procrastinator… 10. You’ve always relied on the nice police officer to inform you that you need a new driver’s license. 9. You have no one to talk to because you’re still in season 2 of The Walking Dead. 8. The lady in the Hallmark store always directs you directly to the belated Birthday cards. 7. You need to take a vacation day every April 15th. 6. …


Friday Top 10 – Top 10 Reasons to be a Wattpad Writer

Posted On Jul 17 2015 by

Recently I’ve re-discovered Wattpad, and I don’t know why I ever gave up on it in the first place! I have a long, long list of reasons to join Wattpad, but I’ve broken it down to my top 10. So here are my top 10 reasons to be a Wattpad writer: 10. The thrill of seeing a 12 year-old kicking your butt in rankings. 9.  You can pretend that all those views are the total number of people reading your book instead of the sum of reads per chapter. 8.  Having the aformentioned 12 year-old leave advice on your story. …


Top 10 Reasons to Write YA Fiction

Posted On Apr 3 2015 by

In celebration of my first YA novel release, I think it’s time to explain myself. So here are my top 10 reasons to write YA fiction: 10.  You learn about all the new bands that have appeared after Van Halen. 9.  Excuse to post every moment of my life on Instagram. 8.  Your fan mail is written entirely in emoticons. 7.  Your characters might get their own fandom. 6.  No need to bother with Twitter. 5.  You don’t have to use three chapters to explain the theory behind hyperspace travel (know it, though, there’s always that one guy…). 4.  If …


Top 10 Rules for Living in Michigan

Posted On Mar 27 2015 by

  I love my Michigan, I truly do. But before you decide to join me in the Mitten State, there are some rules you should you know. 10. Our borders actually include all of the Great Lakes, even Lake Ontario. 9. Anything south of I-69 and east of Lansing is “Detroit.” 8.  We all have a connection to Al Kaline and Kirk Gibson. 7. Gang colors are blue or green. Be aware of the territory in which you find yourself. 6. We invented the car. Ignore those Germans. 5. In hockey, “off sides” either means that the other team is …