What this book is about: 27-year-old NYC resident Bette Robinson spontaneously quits a job she hates, and through some family connections lands a job in a new PR/events planning firm. She goes from hating her 9-5 (or 6 or 7) life to being completely overwhelmed by this new all day (and sometimes going far into … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
What the book is about: This nonfic leadership book is all about ownership - the leader owns every part of what happens underneath them. Leaders who practice extreme ownership take responsibility for all failures while attributing success to everyone else. What I liked: Each chapter was beautifully organized throughout the book. Every chapter began with … Continue reading Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
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
What this book is about: Julianne (Jules) Garvoli, a pediatric nurse, thinks life is great. Until it isn't. Jokob O'Callaghan, world-renowned photographer, couldn't be happier with his wife and his life. Until cancer rips her away from him. When a chance encounter brings the two together, life takes an interesting and unexpected turn for them both … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Healing by Jeanne Felfe
What this book is about: This is Volume 1 in the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan. The story follows Queen Ysa as she tries to manage her kingdom behind the face of her ever-drunk husband, consorting with dark magic to consolidate powers and create a lasting legacy for her house. Meanwhile, in the … Continue reading What I’m Reading: To the King A Daughter by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller
What this book is about: This nonfiction explores issues that the author, Rachel Held Evans, has wrestled with in her walk of faith. Each chapter begins with a more creative work, it could be a sonnet about the beast, a screenplay about Job or an essay by Hagar before diving more fully into the subject … Continue reading Book Review: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans (available June 12)
What this book is about: Jura finds herself in the terrifying position of sitting in her father's chair as First of the Thirteen, trying to hide a terrible secret from the rest of the untrustworthy, backstabbing rulers. Ash, a retired Fire Dancer, searches to find his new place in life and the arena when seven-year-old Kay … Continue reading Book Review: Ignited by A. M. Deese (releases 3/27/18)
Well, my friends. I did it. One year after my decision to take writing seriously, I am published in a short story anthology. We, the authors, are doing a SUPER FUN book release party on March 24th and we'd LOVE for you to join us. There will be some fun, some games, chances to win … Continue reading Heart of a Child: I’m PUBLISHED!