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

What I’m Reading: Wolf-Speaker (The Immortals Book 2) by Tamora Pierce

What this book is about:  Daine returns in Book 2 at the behest of the wolf pack that once adopted her into its ranks in order to preserve the valley in which they live. As she digs deeper into the problem, she realizes it's much larger than she, the humans, or animals can deal with … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Wolf-Speaker (The Immortals Book 2) by Tamora Pierce

Facebook LIVE reading!!

Short post today: I want to PERSONALLY invite you to my author page where I will be doing a facebook live reading of some of my short stories. You'll probably recognize them if you've been reading the Friday shorts, but hearing them read out loud will be VERY fun! Details When: Sunday, March 11th Time: … Continue reading Facebook LIVE reading!!

2017 Recap: Writing Year in Review

It seems this post didn't publish when it was supposed to. Weird. Well, here's my 2017 recap. Three weeks late.   I can't even believe it's almost the New Year! And really, that means I can't believe it's almost Christmas! And it's almost my daughter's birthday! She'll be four! The end of the year always … Continue reading 2017 Recap: Writing Year in Review

Book review (AND GIVEAWAY): Sunlight Burning at Midnight: a memoir by Jessica Ronne

Another giveaway! How exciting! I know! But first, the book. What the book is about:  Sunlight Burning at Midnight is the memoir of Jessica Ronne, mother of eight. She documents her journey through several harrowing years of her life, which include a terminal diagnosis for one of her unborn children and another for her husband. … Continue reading Book review (AND GIVEAWAY): Sunlight Burning at Midnight: a memoir by Jessica Ronne

What I’m reading: On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

Now that I'm in full fantasy writing mode, I've determined that I need to do more reading. Not knowing where to start in such a vast genre, I turned to the fantasy librarian at the college where my husband works. Wendy was VERY excited to hear that I am writing and was even more excited … Continue reading What I’m reading: On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

Writing Tip: Helping Others

The best and most efficient way to improve your writing is.... To help others with theirs. This may feel counterintuitive if your life looks anything like mine (busy from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep). However, I believe that helping other writers only makes YOU a better writer. I … Continue reading Writing Tip: Helping Others

Pantsing a Novel: Alpha Readers

Ahhhh, alpha readers. They really are the bread and butter of the writing show, aren't they? Okay, maybe not, but they are still super important! Honestly, any time you can get someone to willingly invest their time into reading your novel, call that a win! Yesterday, I made a bunch of promises for this blog … Continue reading Pantsing a Novel: Alpha Readers