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Mary's Winter 2019 Reading List

At the beginning of each season, I like to share a new reading list — not only for compiling my book recommendations, but for the sake of accountability. But first, have you ordered my book yet? Have you written a review? I’m in the middle of working on my second book, and while fiction is… Continue reading Mary's Winter 2019 Reading List

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Aura Photograph and Reading from Revealing Soul

With one of my 2019 intentions of curiosity, the third chapter in my “woo-woo exploration” this year was an aura photograph and reading by Cindy Luffred (@revealingsoul). I was invited to an event at Chicago’s new goop MRKT, and when I saw Cindy was there, I had to finally experience this aura thing. Cindy is… Continue reading Aura Photograph and Reading from Revealing Soul

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Storytelling for Dayz: Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2019

“Stories are more than processing current moments. Stories are the packaging of what we can look back on.” This is how Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Radhika Jones began the 2019 Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. Radhika shared a story about beginning her career as a Russian journalist shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. News… Continue reading Storytelling for Dayz: Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2019

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My Phone Was Stolen in Barcelona and All I Got Were Some Absolutely Ridiculous Stories for a Book One Day

So there I am at 3am in a Barcelona police station screaming, “How am I supposed to get home if I don’t know my address?!” Alexa, play How Did I Get Here by ODESZA. On the first night of my solo trip to Barcelona, my phone was stolen. Out of my hands. Like a hooded figure… Continue reading My Phone Was Stolen in Barcelona and All I Got Were Some Absolutely Ridiculous Stories for a Book One Day