Fun on the Natchez Trace – recreating scenes from a novel in real life!

Yesterday a friend and I drove from Nashville, out past the famous Loveless Cafe (where we stopped to pick up some Peach Preserve) and onto the Natchez Trace, which is basically 444 miles of the most gorgeous greenery you'll ever see! We took Bella the dog, and made our way to Jackson Falls. This was especially awesome for me as I wrote about this place in my book 'Before He Was A Secret.' It's the spot where the characters Conor...Read More

Uber in Nashville is interesting…

Me: 'So, what's the craziest thing that's happened to you since you started driving for Uber?' Him: 'Are you a shy girl?' Me: 'Er, I don't think so.' Him: 'Then maybe I'll tell you about the girls who asked me to take them to a swinger's club. There were four of them. I didn't think one wanted to go so I asked if they were sure. They all said yes except the one who didn't look sure, so I took...Read More

Have I mentioned the Family Dollar Store yet?

Have I mentioned the Family Dollar store yet? It's my new favorite place here in Nashville. Contrary to the name, not everything inside costs a dollar, which is disappointing, but nonetheless it's the kind of bargain-basement neon playground that has you dancing down the aisles in a Julie Andrews kind of joy parade. You feel high the second you walk in... at least, I do. Rows and rows of additive-riddled edible things shine like beacons alongside such necessities as glittery plant pots...Read More

Lavenders, motorcycles and a feeling of deep “uncool” at Nashville’s Barista Parlor…

There are some places in this world that will just serve to make you feel deeply uncool, no matter how young and awesome you previously thought you were. Nashville's Barista Parlor is one of them. Being quite possibly the biggest caffeine addict on the face of the earth I was more than excited to check this place out, especially as I can walk to it from my house. The Barista Parlor is basically a huge warehouse, painted blue with a...Read More

Why Craigslist in Nashville is killing me…

Here's what this guy just wrote in reply to my post about looking for a room to rent in Nashville: "We are seeking a FEMALE caring nanny/care giver. We do not have kids. My wife is 45 and she has breathing trouble,  has trachea and uses partial ventilator and oxygen at home. I am seeking a nice care giver for her to take care of her, house keeping, cleaning and light cooking. If you don’t know anything I am willing to teach. Also as my...Read More