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What I’m Reading: The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker

What the book is about:  This book follows Annie, a princess, as she tries to save her kingdom after her sister, Gwendolyn, and the rest of the kingdom falls victim to a sleeping spell. It's a fun take on Sleeping Beauty, but we follow Annie, the Wide-Awake Princess, as she travels through other familiar fairy … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 16

Read Part 1 Read Part 15   ***Acceptance*** 213: Your character is trying to get their friend to accept something. The days passed slowly as Allyandrah and Grandfather made their way south. One of the nights, they sat around the fire, grasping their mugs of tea. “We need more food,” Grandfather said. “We must find … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 16

Book Review: Arestana: The Key Quest by Shawn P.B. Robinson

What this book is about:  Arestana is the story of Liam, a kid who is transported to a fantasy world and is expected to complete a quest in order to be able to return home to his usual life of being bullied and somewhat neglected by his parents. What I liked:  The story is creative … Continue reading Book Review: Arestana: The Key Quest by Shawn P.B. Robinson

Book Review: The Minimalist Home: Releases 12/18/18

What the book is about:  Minimalist Joshua Becker has finally done it and written a book to help others along in their minimalism journey. He's been speaking and writing, but now the book has arrived. Inside, he spends a lot of time talking about the benefits of minimalism and then goes one step further and … Continue reading Book Review: The Minimalist Home: Releases 12/18/18

Catching up and looking forward

Hey friends! I feel like things have been really sporadic around here, which is never my goal, but that's just how life goes sometimes. I've been rather busy for a while now because... da-da-DA!!... I joined a critique group! There are five of us in the group with novels in various stages of completion and … Continue reading Catching up and looking forward

Trope Me This: Medieval Europe Setting

It's very common for fantasies to be set in a medieval Europe-type place, even when the story is set on a different world. Individuals fight with swords and magic, any kind of advanced technology is conspicuously absent - even with all their magical abilities, no one has figured out cars or the internet. Everyone still … Continue reading Trope Me This: Medieval Europe Setting