How Reading is Helping my Writing (I think)

I believe it's Stephen King who says that if you want to be a good writer, you must make time for lots of reading and lots of writing. I've been trying to do lots of reading (let's be honest here, I have book reviews scheduled through July already, plus I have THREE more already to … Continue reading How Reading is Helping my Writing (I think)

It’s APRIL! All about reading

I know, April happened like, two weeks ago or whatever, but seriously. Time is a'flyin! Despite my already-massive TBR shelf, I stopped at the library and had my favorite fantasy-reading librarian come up with a stack of books that have NON HUMAN characters. As usual, she did not disappoint. I've got something like 12 new … Continue reading It’s APRIL! All about reading

Thank yous, Patreon, and blog updating

Hey all. The first thing I want to say is Thank You. Thank you for coming. Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. When I started doing this for realz two years ago, I had no idea what two years down the line would look like. I didn't know if I'd be published, … Continue reading Thank yous, Patreon, and blog updating

What I’m Reading: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

What this book is about:  This book follows a span of time in the life of a boy, Tom Sawyer, as he navigates life. Overall thoughts and opinions:  I'm skipping the 'what I liked' and 'what I didn't like' sections for this week because I just can't even be bothered to critique Mark Twain like … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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

Book Review: The Purple Kitty by Vickie J. Litten

What the book is about:  Eddie and her sister, Dory, fly to China to visit their mother, an archaeologist. On the flight to the island where their mother is, the plane flies into a terrible storm and the girls are forced to jump. When Eddie awakes several days later, she learns that Dory has been … Continue reading Book Review: The Purple Kitty by Vickie J. Litten

What I’m Reading: To the King A Daughter by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

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 I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

What the book is about:  I'd consider this to be a sister book to Sometimes the Magic Works. It's certainly in that same realm; advice about writing and life how sometimes, the two of them converge. What I liked:  Short chapters - With kids running around and interrupting me all the time, it was nice … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

Meet the Author: Rebekah Hargraves

Ever wish you could sit down with a cup o’ joe with a writer and ask all those pesky questions? Well, you don’t have to because I did! Sort of. This week we get to meet Rebekah Hargraves, the author of Lies Moms Believe that I reviewed last week. I could relate SO MUCH to … Continue reading Meet the Author: Rebekah Hargraves

Poetry: I am not alone

It's Friday!  This is a poem I wrote a while ago when I was feeling rather anxious about an ongoing conversation about an upcoming event. I wrote some of the stuff that actually became lines in this poem and someone (as a writer would) said it would make a good story, so I tossed into … Continue reading Poetry: I am not alone