“Her insides jumped when she saw the skyline. She tried to figure out why it hit her so hard. They were just buildings. But in each one, someone worked, someone sang, someone complained; someone shuttled away the trash, the storehouse of banalities, secrets, and cravings. When the lights were out, she though, surely some couple would creep up or down a stairwell, stopping on a landing to embrace. The buildings breathed and exhaled possibilities; that was why a skyline like this one could stop your heart. As the bus entered the city’s center, threading its way in, the skyline seemed to whisper, You too are possible.” –Speaking in Tongues, ZZ Packer

Cincinnati, OH, Oktoberfest.

  07:24 pm, by adialsaid 3  |  Comments

I’m in a green room! If you’re in the Louisville area watch for me on WHAS-11’s Great Day Live!

  09:06 am, by adialsaid 2  |  Comments

Thanks Great Day Live! for having me! My TV debut will be on the WHAS-11 website later today.

  09:06 am, by adialsaid  Comments

I’m in a green room! If you’re in the Louisville area watch for me on WHAS-11’s Great Day Live!

  09:06 am, by adialsaid  Comments

Delaware moon looking fine.

  10:22 pm, by adialsaid  Comments

Most beautiful signing I’ve done! #LetsGetLost in @bethanybeachbooks!

  06:28 pm, by adialsaid  Comments

Hitting the road again after turning in my latest draft. While I travel for the #LetsGetLost book tour, I want to keep my writing sharp. So I’m going to write a little short story in this notebook. For you. Comment below with a single word. If I choose your word as inspiration for my story, I will send you the notebook. If you’re a blogger you will have my permission to post the story on your site. Open to all! #books #bookblogger

  07:30 am, by adialsaid  Comments

Repost of me with the bloggers from @readnowsleeplater at the Glendale, CA event tonight! Fun, intimate, bribe-filled Q&A, reading, and signing. —- The #readnowsleeplater ladies with author @uhhdee at @bn_americana #letsgetlost #harlequinteen #yalit #youngadult #bookbloggers #bloggers #author #authorsigning #debutauthor #dac

  12:41 pm, by adialsaid 1  |  Comments