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The Same But Different

The sound of our stories

People like music when they’re in love, but they don’t need it as much. You need music when you’re missing someone or you’re pining for someone or you’re forgetting someone or you’re trying to process what just happened.
~ Taylor Swift

Remember that love song you were addicted to when you were fourteen? You wrote the lyrics in the back of your notebook, and imagined he was singing about you.

What about the chart-topper you and your friends sang that crazy karaoke night, before you left for college, when you had the world—intoxicatingly, scarily—at your feet?

Or the song that played for your first dance with that guy who was, surely, your meant-to-be one true love? (Turned out he wasn’t…but that’s another song.)

Everyone has songs that resonate in their life—a soundtrack for your experiences, good and bad. And books can have soundtracks, or playlists, too. The songs for these playlists came in all kinds of ways: on the road listening to the car radio, a chance discovery online, reminiscing with friends. And there are songs from my own life, of course, that hint at where the story runs closer to truth than fiction. If you figure out a few of my secrets hidden here, don’t tell anyone! 😉

Just click on an image to go to the book’s page with the playlist…and enjoy!

Playlist AOTPPlaylist TSBD


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 What I did this weekend paper


Made a batch of buttery chocolate chip cookies = good.

Rocked out to ‘Top 100 Mega Rock Classics’ on MTV with the boys = good, but note to MTV: Starship’s We Built This City is *not* a mega rock classic.



Cut my own fringe/bangs = bad, apparently, but it looks fine to me, and I didn’t cut a piece out of my eyebrow like I did that other time, so that’s a win right there.



Forgot to call my mum = bad again, but I’ll phone her right after I post this, I promise.

Went to the supermarket = meh.

Figured out this gif thing = yay! (can you tell?)

Oh, and…published a book! Which totally =





The Same But Different is now on Amazon.com, Amazon UK, and any other Amazon that you might care to search on!

It’s still in progress at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple iBooks, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share. I’ll update links for the other vendors when they’re available—but in the meantime, if you’re a Kindle reader, you have first shot. Enjoy!