Hello! My name is Ariane. It’s nice to meet you.

Whether we have met in person or are meeting online for the first time, feel free to make yourself at home. This is a blog about stories and all the bits and bobs that go into them–writing, baking, art, random encounters, long road trips, seeing new places and old ones, monsters, wrong turns, wonder…You know. Life.

I am a passionate student of life who is always willing to develop new interests even though I keep busy enough as a costume seamstress, baker, cake decorator, scrapbooker, artist, and paper enthusiast. I have worked as a writing tutor for many years and taught courses in composition and rhetoric for college students. While completing a master’s degree in English, I presented papers at several academic conferences and studied in Japan and at the University of Oxford as a Visiting Scholar. The stories that I find in the world keep me traveling and keep my eyes open.

Currently, I’m pursuing publication for my first novel, Still Dreaming.

 

Unless noted otherwise (such as screenshots from movies, etc.), all pictures on this blog are photos I have taken. Please do not use them without permission!

 

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