Almost ten years ago, I began writing a monthly column for Wacoan, the city magazine of Waco, Texas. Initially, because I was a first-time mom, the column was called Notes from A New Mother. But over time it evolved into Texanna, a place where I write about everyday-life things here in Texas. 

I always saw magazine writing as a place to stretch my legs and write in a way that was very different from my day job of making ads, or the longer deep dive of writing books.

It was a brief, refreshing break I looked forward to every month until last year, when I was offered the chance to shift to the magazine world full-time and join the editorial team of Magnolia Journal.

Even though much of my day now revolves around the making of a magazine, I still write monthly for Wacoan. I try to keep a selection of recent Texanna columns posted below. If you’re interested in checking out Magnolia Journal, it’s probably available at a store or newsstand near you.