Celebrating my birthday with new books! Can't go wrong bribing a bookworm with new reading material on her birthday 🙂 Yes, I have read A Court of Thorns and Roses already, but my husband got me the matching boxed set, so it looks all nice and pretty on our bookshelves. And the newest Dresden Files … Continue reading Birthday Book Haul!
5 out of 5 Stars!!! Books are my all time favorite gifts. Whether giving them or receiving, there's just something amazing about finding that perfect book. And this past Christmas, my husband did good. He got me a copy of the special addition of V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic. This book had artwork, … Continue reading Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Well, maybe C2E2 is a little more than a week away, but close enough. The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo is held every year in April, downtown at McCormick Place. This year it starts Friday, April 6th and runs through Sunday. I'm so pumped! There's bound to be plenty of celebrities, artists, gamers, writers, and … Continue reading C2E2 is Only a Week Away!
I'm in the middle of editing my latest work in progress and it's been a pretty overwhelming endeavor. I'm using a little different process this time around though (click here for more info!), and so far so good 🙂 I've read through my entire novel, made extensive notes, and now it's time to compile all … Continue reading Writing Update- Planning Sheets, Chapter Guides, and Character Arcs
3 out of 5 Stars This book was tagged as a re-writing of Mulan, but set in feudal Japan. I loved Mulan as a kid (and still as an adult!), and am intrigued by Japanese folklore (closet Inuyasha fan here...). So I had to jump on this one! The Blurb The only daughter of a … Continue reading Book Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Ink. Dance across the carpet on happy black paws. New toys to chew! I crunch and play with this new discovery, creating artwork. Beautiful splotched pictures to show Mom and Dad. My name is Ink--and I like to eat pens. Only a little ironic that our puppy, Ink, decided to redecorate our bedroom carpet a … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Ink
I'm always on the lookout for fun new places to write, so I just had to share this gem 🙂 Coffeeville Company in Jackson, WI is a diamond in the rough. Jackson is a small town in rural Wisconsin, home to around 6,700 people. My husband and I were just passing through one day when … Continue reading Found a New Writing Space! Coffeeville Company, Jackson WI
5 out of 5 Stars!!! I've been staring at this novel every time we walk into a bookstore, but haven't been able to bring myself to buy it. When I saw the audiobook at my local library, I snatch it up! The Blurb Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice. The Renegades … Continue reading Book Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer
So, this totally happened 🙂 I finished my rough draft for STRANGER THAN STARLIGHT!!! Now it's onto editing! I'm trying a new tactic this time. For previous works, I mostly edited as I went, reading and rereading sections before writing the next chapter. This worked really well for fixing plot holes early on and gave … Continue reading Writing Update aka How to Edit a Rough Draft
3 out of 5 Stars One of the great things about our yearly Friendsmas celebration is getting books that I might not have discovered otherwise. The Buried Giant is one of those books 🙂 The Blurb In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and … Continue reading Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro