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the girl behind the blog

Hey, there! I am an auburn-haired (thanks L'Oreal!) 20-something Midwesterner who is an aspiring writer and the girl who wears heels with jeans. I’m a  4-year contributor to Femnista (aka the coolest webzine ever) and a recent Life is Story (tweeter: @lisreviews) and going on a year now as a Silver Petticoat contributor (a.k.a an amazing hybrid online publication), and am thrilled to be involved with the INSPYs Advisory Board. I'm a confirmed bookaholic who's passionate about words and writing – which may explain why I make up conversations between my current characters in my head (this can be quite inconvenient), and have an Internet photo phobia. Saying I am a fan of the "meet-cute" and happy-ever-afters is an understatement. 

When I'm not typing away at my keyboard or working as a jewelry designer (Etsy), spending quality time with my wonderful family is a favorite pastime.
You, the readers and wonderful friends never cease to brighten my day with a cheerful comment or encouraging word and you are an endless source of inspiration, so thank you.
Here are some of my favorite things: abc's crime drama, Castle // blogging // bright, beautiful crisp days // costume dramas // dancing with the stars // fairytales // friends // inspy's // music // novels // olicity // photography // rainy days // romantic comedies // simple joys // starbucks // team mckenna // writing

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.
If you are interested in seeing your book reviewed here, or a movie/television show, I'd be happy to learn more about review inquiries or requests. Learn more about the policy on book (or film) reviewing.
Find me on Twitter or email me at dreamer13(at)frontier(dot)com

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  1. Love the new blog look, girlie! You make me want to come back and visit more often:) haha Sorry for not already doing that...don't feel like it's because I don't enjoy your blog. It's seriously one of my favorites. Keep up the good work, hun!


  2. THANKS, Raquel! I hope it's user-friendly. :)

    Thank you for your kind words; I appreciate them. Your blog is also a fun read and each time I visit I enjoy it. Love your visits anytime and your insightful words - thanks for being a part of its readership. :)


  3. I find I am very fond of several of your favorite things -- namely, DWTS and photography. And Castle. And blogging and costume dramas. And Team McKenna. And fairytales and friends. And...well, let's just face it. The whole thing. I agree. All the way.

    I forgot that you live in the too! And now I'm terribly curious about how close we are -- feel like we've discussed this and I've forgotten. :P ;) So it goes. Love ya and so glad to be back here connecting with you on all our favorite things again!!! :D

  4. Oh, I love how you said how inconvenient it is when you carry on conversations between characters in your head. I do that too--though most of it ends up being out loud as long as I'm alone :)

  5. Charity - ...and I cannot say how fun our crazy DWTS chats are. Always enjoy those. :) Love photography, wish I was more inventive with that creative outlet. As for Castle, all that can be said is: SHE'D BETTER SAY YES! ;)

    It's great to "meet" friends who share common interests. Makes getting to know you that much more fun. :)

    Yes, the good ol' Midwest. I think we have talked about that before, not sure. I'm pretty much in the "middle" of the country, or maybe a little bit "too" East for that. ;)

    Same here - love ya' and these chats. You were indeed missed, girl. Glad to have you back. :)

    Hannah - LOL, I have these "long" convos in my head between characters and then don't go WRITE THEM DOWN. *sigh* Silly me.


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