Taking a break from my editing of a YA novel I am writing to catch up on some personal projects. Mainly a family cookbook and memoir based on my childhood and how everyone in my family got together over food, especially at the holidays. I’m also catching up on my photography, which is to say capturing as many beautiful blooms as possible at Descanso Gardens. It’s my favorite place to think of new stories and take my laptop to write when I need inspiration. The blooms are beautiful now.