Welcome! Whether by intentional choice, fate, or some unfortunate accident, you've arrived at The Wife in Training. I'm glad you're here, whether you wanted to be or not! Let's get to know each other, shall we?

I’m a Texan born and bred, and would probably fight to the death over the last taco from Taco Casa. For the last three wonderful years I’ve been married to my sweet, sexy college sweetheart, and we have two cats that I rescued from a dumpster. One really likes water; he slinks into the shower with us every morning (someone really needs to teach that cat how to cat). Speaking of cats, one time in China I sang a four-minute song with lyrics consisting entirely of the word “meow” for an audience of about 1,000 people. On purpose. Then I ate a deep-fried scorpion on a stick and cried.

I love to cook, hate tomatoes with the fire of a thousand suns, suck at growing herbs in my garden no matter how many times I try (RIP basil), and firmly believe that boxed wine is just as good as its fancier bottled cousin.

I'm a writer: corporate marketing copywriting by day and author of YA adventures, thrillers and swoony kissing scenes by night. My favorite books include the Outlander series (fans self), Undertow, A Court of Thorns and Roses/ACOMAF, Ready Player One, The Lost Sisterhood, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Shakespeare (I know he technically wrote plays, not books, but I have a theatre degree and can’t help it, maybe if you read several back-to-back for a comparable amount of time they could still count?), the Red Rising trilogy (Pierce Brown is my boyfriend… no one tell my husband), Divergent, Marie Lu's Young Elites series, Looking for Alaska, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy… I could go on for days.

Here you'll find life musings, culinary (mis)adventures, book fangirling and much more. It’s kind of a mess sometimes, but it’s my mess.

Pour yourself a glass of wine and stay a while. :)

~Lindsay Landgraf Hess, aka The Wife in Training