Turners in Scotland

Turners in Scotland

What is it that makes Scotland so amazing? Is it watching giant men throw giant logs? Is it because there’s something about a man in a kilt that just seems right to me? Especially when he’s serving me drinks? Or that I could listen to someone read the dictionary for...

What Would Turners Do?

What Would Turners Do?

In addition to my own YouTube channel, my family has come up with one called What Would Turners Do. You know, like What Would Jesus Do. Or is it Beyoncé? Anyhow, we’ve documented some of our adventures so that you can make fun of us. Because that’s what we’re here for.

How to Make a Wolf Cake

How to Make a Wolf Cake

Years ago, when I realized that I’m quite capable of death-by-carbohydrates, I vowed never to learn how to bake. I cook. I do not bake. Nothing good can come of me becoming skillful at cookies and bread.

How Not to Behave Around Famous People

How Not to Behave Around Famous People

A friend of mine is making a movie, which means that I now have a lot of experience with the clapper thingy. You know, the board with the little arm at the top, and you slam down the arm before they film a scene?

Why Kids Make the Best Travel Companions

Why Kids Make the Best Travel Companions

I admit, changing diapers on a plane is not fun. On the other hand, is changing diapers ever fun? Dealing with our own bodily functions is stressful enough, I don’t know of anyone who actually likes dealing with those of another human as well. STILL, I can make the case that kids are awesome traveling companions.

The Benefits of Beta Readers

The Benefits of Beta Readers

A beta reader is a test reader, someone to give you feedback on your work before you release it out into the big scary world. Betas act as a small representation of your intended audience. They read not with an editor’s eye, but with a reader’s heart.

Story Story Night

Story Story Night

I’m a two-time featured storyteller at Story Story Night (Boise’s version of The Moth). This is live storytelling, on stage and without notes. It’s terrifying and exhilarating. A great venue if you really feel the need to share, with hundreds of strangers, the story of that time you crapped your pants in the middle of a dinner party. Wait. Is that just me?