A Quiet Place, and the Evolution of My Anxiety

I saw A Quiet Place on Friday evening, and it was excellent, in part because it played on every single one of my parental anxieties.  Am I teaching them enough? Am I showing them how much I love them? Am I helping them develop into siblings who look out for each other? Am I doing … Continue reading A Quiet Place, and the Evolution of My Anxiety

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2017 in Review + 2018 Goals

I'm not quite sure how 2018 is already peeking its head around the corner at us. The past year has seemed blurrier than any I've experienced before, but I suppose chasing around a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old will do that to you. 2017 in Review Writing That being said, any year in which you end … Continue reading 2017 in Review + 2018 Goals

Meet Ferdinand and Luna!

I'm so pleased to announce that Ferdinand and Luna are officially out in the world! My Storyworld, My Sister the Werewolf, is now available in the Bedtime Stories app.  The first story is free, and you can get all five for just $1.99.  I talk more about the Storyworld and writing in an interview today … Continue reading Meet Ferdinand and Luna!

A Story About Princess Leia

A Story About Princess Leia by Elizabeth Ditty Tonight I read my son a story about Princess Leia. I did not cry. (Not really.) My voice made its way around the lump in my throat To tell my son How to be brave despite dismal odds (I’ll never tell him the odds) How to stand … Continue reading A Story About Princess Leia