About MeI am a writer and educator and speaker. Currently, I am an Assistant Principal at a technology magnet school, and I also work as the Social Media Director of Little Pickle Press and am a proud member of Sway Group, which represents high influence bloggers. My own book should be available sometime in 2013. That's my goal, at least, since I signed with a Literary Agent in August of 2012.
I have written product reviews and used to write daily about my coffee consumption and I have a fondness for the PR marketing folks who actually read my site and don't ask me to try out their latest fat suit or suppositories. I'm not that kind of girl.
I've been on NPR's "Tell Me More" show (which is hosted by Michel Martin) twice. The first segment (Are Marketers Ruining the Blogosphere) can be found here. The second segment (Moms Tackling Germs) can be found here.
If you want to see some of my favorite posts, go to this entry and click away. Click, click, click.
Bitch Magazine mentioned me in an article one time. I still think that's pretty darn cool.
I worked as a Content Editor for BlogHer and all of my writing can be found here. I was a co-host for the vlog BackTalk with Erin from Queen of Spain, Chris from Notes from the Trenches, and Lindsay from Suburban Turmoil.
Since I enjoy fashion, beauty, and all things related to hair products BlogHer also let me write for their Fashion & Beauty Hacks column.
Since my day job is as an educator, I like to occasionally write about the teaching profession.
I was in the audience of Oprah at the invitation of her producer who read my blog and she called on me for a question. She pointed at me and said, "Okay, the lady in purple has a comment." Then, I cut her off. I was on a lot of drugs because I got sick the night before and spent the evening in the ER.
I was a guest on Katie Couric with Jenny Lawson, Erin Kotecki Vest, Karen of Worn Off Novelties, and Brené Brown. She gave me a red Valentino dress that I sometimes wear and sit on the front porch while enjoying a microbrew. I really have no where else to wear it.
I'm okay with admitting that I'm a bit of a foodie. There's no such thing as too many sweets and there are a few people I'd like to steal a good caramel recipe from except I'd just eat it until my teeth fell out. I also like cheese and wine plates for an entire dinner some nights, a really good steak, and music that makes me either cry my eyes out or shake my ass off to - whichever mood strikes first. My boyfriend, The Cuban, does all the cooking.
Haiku are pretty awesome. I like to express myself using that particular form.
Lip gloss makes the world go round, true, but it's ok to pick up a newspaper and get down with some current events. Basically, don't let my lip gloss fool you into talking down to me. That would be a mistake.
I find the funny in nearly everything.
We should hang out sometime.
thanks to Raquita Henderson at It's Intimate for this photograph