Angela Amman

Angela

The lingering scent of lavender

– Posted in: Writing & Blogging

I visited a lavender farm today, only miles away from my home yet light years away. For three hours I sat with other writers, participating in a workshop about character development, conflict, setting, and the way the three are inexorably tied together in strong pieces of writing. I sat with two women I already admire [...]

On buying shoes

– Posted in: challenges

I was 18 years old the last time I bought Birkenstocks. I spent my summer working in the shoe department at the department store formally known as Hudson's, which was half my dream job and half a nightmare — access to all of that fabulous footwear teeter-tottering with having to help slide other people's feet [...]

Chatting about Multiples Illuminated

– Posted in: Book Reviews, Book Tours

When I was pregnant with Dylan, I distinctly remember thinking about how I'd sync his nap schedule with Abbey's. Her nap schedule basically consisted of working very hard for over an hour to get her to sleep for approximately 30 minutes, but I still clung to the idea of 30 minutes of child-free time a [...]

More than a missed workout

– Posted in: Fitness

I turned off my alarm this morning, though my workout clothes were folded and waiting on my dresser. I'd stayed up too late reading — Revival by Stephen King, which may be a decent book but was absolutely not the book I needed to read last night — and I was grumpy at the idea [...]