Contributors

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Writers at That’s Normal

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Bekah Sine Decker

Co-Founder // Head Bitch in Charge

Current Obsessions: Tacos. Cats. Cats in Tacos. Being bad at pop culture. Reading. Running. Hating Running. Trying to find music I can obsess over as much as the 2 bands that have ruled my life since 2013 (London Grammar and RIP The Civil Wars)

Bekah started writing on the internet daily in 2008 with her partner and bff Nikki. In 2013 they took their passion for all-things-internet to a CPA and asked him to make them a real business. And he did. Nikki and Bekah now run Method Agency together and do social media and online marketing for clients and businesses. If she looks familiar it’s probably because she once played Mary, mother of Jesus, in a class play.

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Nikki Pierce

Co-Founder // Head Bitch in Charge

Current Obsessions: Using Elton John lyrics as her Tagline. Dogs. Jon Snow. Hello Kitty. Game of Thrones. Saying a/s/l before starting a chat with a friend. The word “myello.” Vampires. That guy in that band.

You may know her from: Her tour de force performance as Imogene Herdman in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!,” 1/6th of the Mean Girls or from Letters to Twilight.

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Jamie

Writer // Stephen Amell’s Biggest Fan

Current Obsessions: Catchy Pop tunes, Black and White Cats, Brunch, Finding the perfect cross-body purse, Jericho Z. Barrons, Comic book movies, Things that go bump in the night, Freckles.

You may know her from: JCC Purim plays (third Esther from the right), any random Philadelphia parade from ’94-’98 (Pompoms were involved) and snark-filled comments around the internet as her alter ego, Wonder Woman.

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Beth Thorne

Beth Thorne

Writer // Book Club Head Bitch in Charge

Current Obsessions: Fantasy novels. John Krasinski. Dr Pepper in a can. Melina Marchetta. Her daughters. Edinburgh. The Captive Prince fandom. Her husband in Carharrt’s. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. New words. Making friends on Twitter. SUMMATIME.

Beth took 3 years of Latin in high school and now speaks fluent pretension, which fully explains her current preference for gay wizard regency novels. She will roll over for a giant book with a map in the front. She takes comic book recommendations every day but Wednesday.
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Carrie Jo Dowd

Writer // The Book Beat

Current Obsessions: YA novels, Trying to publish her own YA novel, Downton Abbey, Once Upon a Time, Chocolate, Dogs, and Exotic travel.

Carrie Jo is always looking for the next book that she wants to read 10 times in a row. And for someone who will talk about those books with her! She fangirls over authors the way most women do over hot men or rock stars. Aside from books, her favorite thing to talk about is her experience with having a biological daughter with the help of a wonderful Indian surrogate. And how much she hates snow and wishes she could move all her family and friends somewhere that doesn’t get an average 100 inches of snow each winter.

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Jamie Whitebread

Writer // Tom Hiddleston Beat

Current Obsessions: The beach. Tom Hiddleston and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The new Cinderella. Fluffy-haired Ice Dancing Prince Charlie White. Buying new books without reading the ones she already has. The Hunger Games. Trying on more than just sweatpants when she goes shopping.

Jamie loves freaking out about pop culture on TN and would love to con someone into letting her do it full time. Day or night, she can be found clandestinely reading fan fiction on her phone. Her current long term project is transcribing all the letters her grandparents wrote to each other while her Grandfather was deployed in Europe during WWII.

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Tiff Garcia

Writer // Normal Girl Beauty Editor

Current Obsessions: Writing songs in her sleep, dresses, lip gloss, street cred, Icelandic melodies, haikus, naps, juicing, shopping the end caps at Target, spreading awareness of the dangers of jelly fish and speaking in tongues without interpretation.

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Lorena Gay

Writer // Tom Hiddleston Beat

Current Obsessions: Marvel Cinematic Universe, floppy eared dogs, northern Iceland, Clara’s theme song, Lokane, Pittsburgh Penguins, Doctor Who Fan Orchestra, salsa, Manchester United, west coast IPAs, french horns, Tom Hiddleston’s laugh, Tillamook cheese, and Ben Foster (the orchestrator, not the goalie or the actor).

Lorena is a novelist living in Brooklyn. You may know her from: when she got kicked out of the church choir in elementary school, as the beer snob in college who wouldn’t drink instead of drinking crappy lager at the party, her novel On the Cusp of the Earth.

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Katy Grace

Writer

Current Obsessions: Outlander. Run-on sentences. Sam Heughan beautifully lit and photographed against a slate blue background. Attempting to divine the date of her death using only California license plate numbers. Orange is the New Black. Alt-J. Resisting Scandal. Two week old birthday cake, or whatever it is that’s in that container in the fridge.

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 Amanda Ronan

Writer // Horse Expert

Current Obsessions: Hugh Jackman’s trapezius muscle, Nicholas Hoult’s everything, Dublin Dr. Pepper and all things equestrian.

You may know her as: The “horrible hogglewart” in Mrs. Green’s 3rd grade class production.

Amanda is a staff writer at www.horsenation.com where she gets to talk about horses and the people who love them all day every day. Find her at www.auronan.weebly.com

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Emily Anthon

Writer

Current Obsessions: Doctor Who, Marvel Cinematic Universe, college basketball, dogs, singing in the shower and on road trips, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit.

When not geeking out or looking (not very hard) for Mr. Right, Emily lives in Los Angeles where she likes to teach people how to find their genealogy. Emily also makes amazing goodie bags for parties and a surprisingly yummy sangria despite never having tasted it.

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Amy Machado

Writer

Current Obsessions: Yellow fuzzy balls, Roger Federer, Boston Red Sox, pesto, MMF, glycolic peels, teaching her daughter the importance of Thank You notes, Battlestar Galactica, cowbells, cross-stitch, and Benjamin Moore paint.

Born and raised in South Carolina, Amy broke her mother’s heart with this announcement: “I’m moving to New England because it’s better there.” Amy believes the two best gifts we can give our daughters are the freedom to dress themselves and the ability to drive stick.

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Anne Warnick

Writer

Current Obsessions: pool parties, doughnuts, obsessing over book series and favorite celebrities (usually those who play her favorite book characters), KARAOKE, going on vacation, and looking at pictures or watching videos of cute animals on the internet.

When Anne is not obsessing over books and celebrities she tries to act like a productive member of society at her day job as an engineer. Or she takes pictures of her husband and signs him up to be an extra in movies, secretly hoping that one day he will be discovered and her life of luxury can begin. The engineering thing is just a back up plan really.

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Julie Perino

Writer // Future Stand Up Comedian

Current Obsessions: Sangria. Anything Outlander. Reading great books more than once. Jimmy Fallon. J Crew Factory deals. Red Lipstick. The Civil Wars (R.I.P.). Atticus Finch. Taylor Swift’s 1989. Anthropologie. Dancing and not caring who sees. Instagram photo filters. Target’s Mossimo skinny jeans. Attempting French. Men’s forearms (don’t ask). Not getting over How I Met Your Mother’s series finale. The Twilight Soundtracks (yep, all of them). Audrey Hepburn.

Julie’s goal is to someday have Ken Burns make a documentary about her. She’s addicted to Starbucks, reading, and buying cookbooks that she’ll never use.

 

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Heidi Herbert

Writer

Current Obsessions: watching bad TV, having abrasive political opinions, always being right and getting the biggest laugh. She has a husband, 2.5 kids and a dog. You can probably find an accurate portrayal of her family by Googling “stereotypical white middle class family.”

Heidi worked as a tv/radio journalist and as a substitute teacher before choosing to stay home with her kids and watch Disney Junior.

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Marilyn Porter

Marilyn Porter

Writer

Current Obsessions: Arrow, writing, Stephen Amell, red wine, Emily Bett Rickards, Olicity, social media, television, Sense8, Netflix in general (let’s be honest), winter and snow, coffee, fictional characters’ love lives.

Marilyn is older than she acts but she likes to think it’s because she’s young at heart. Ever since she was 7 years old, she has wanted to be a writer. She attributes this to an ingrained love of good stories and wanting to share good stories with the world. While she’s waiting to sell the next Great American Novel, she writes about television. Also an avid fan of movies (all movies), and is hard pressed to pick which medium is her favorite. She also spends way too much time yelling at her kids to do their homework.

 

 

 

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Social Media Team at That’s Normal

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Laura Harrison

Laura Harrison

Writer // Tumblr & Instagram

Current Obsessions: Outlander, GoT, Doctor Who, AoS (well really, anything from the Marvel universe), Dubsmash (she’s like a connoisseur of bad lip syncing), Arrow, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, Coloring, terrible paranormal romances, all things sci­fi, Sharks, Hardcore Disney fan since ’84, traveling this country for Comic Cons and Concerts, and last but never least terrible Syfy movies are

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Elise Kain

Pinterest

Current Obsessions: Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. The Corrs reunion. Books. Books that are historical fiction. Books that have time travel. Books set in Scotland. Star Trek & Star Wars. Skirts & skorts.

LOTR & HP. Lemons & limes.

 

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Danelle Schwertner

Facebook

Current Obsessions: I’m a Facebook enthusiast (is that a thing?), a sometime Twitterer, and more of a one­picture kinda gal on Instagram. 😉

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Courtney Morse

Courtney Morse

Pinterest 

Current Social Media Obsessions: manbunsofdisneyland, @TTUKingsbury, @idrisalba, Texas Roadtripper @ChetTripper, Cooking Classy pins and Orcs of New York on facebook.

Courtney is a self‐professed Francophile. When she’s not obsessing over her new wine fridge or the best sans serif font, she’s habitually pinning & reading. She can out useless‐knowledge you and is currently working on her concert bucketlist. Come join her menagerie online:

Patricia Thomas

Patricia Thomas

Writer // Facebook

Current Obsessions: Should be doing housework but spends time pinning things that she will never have time to do. Because she is too busy Tweeting.

 

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Jamie Campbell

Pinterest

Current Obsessions: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram are my home girls. I recently discovered Snapchat, it’s my favorite at the moment. I don’t know how to use it other than to watch other people’s snaps, mainly beauty bloggers and reality stars, which is great for a lurker like me. As much as I adore SM, I love taking vacations from the internet every now and then.

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Bri Stewart

Bri Stewart

Instagram

Current Obsessions: Things named Chris (Evans & The Pine), Hiddleston’s white shirt of sex, wine, girl crush on Hayley Atwell, All things Starbucks, fun quotes, wine, cheesy AND sappy movies, random pop culture no one should ever know and well wine!

 

 

 

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