Meet Penny, our new puppy, who is a lab-hound mix. She is just the sweetest! We couldn’t be happier. I honestly didn’t know the level of happiness dog owners have, and now that I know, I really wish I would have gotten a dog sooner. The hassle and commitment it requires is all worth it. … Continue reading New Family Member and 2019 Books
Hi friends. A quick update on what I've been up to. First, my novel! It is nearing completion. I am about halfway through the final version. I will be able to show you the cover soon. So close!!! Keep a lookout for more news about a publication date. Next, my children continue to be adorable. … Continue reading Quick Update on all the things (and a recipe)
Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr, Format: Audiobook, Rating: 5/5 stars I loved this second book in the Old Kingdom series. It was even more enjoyable than Sabriel (the first one), and has remained my favorite in the entire collection (with Clariel being a close second). First of all, the narrator, Tim Curry, did the best job with … Continue reading Book Review: Lirael by Garth Nix
Thanks for sticking around, reader. I know it's been awhile. Since my last post I've done a lot. I've written several books to varying degrees of polish. I've read a lot of books that I'm dying to tell you about. I've parented two darling kids through lots of developmental stages. I've grown as a person, … Continue reading I’ve been reading some things
Last week I talked about the letter game and how it started my story. This week, I'd like to give you an unedited preview of that first letter I sent, which sparked all the things that led me to create this unique world of cyberpunk weirdness. Please note, there are mistakes in this letter. I'm … Continue reading Sneak preview
Hey there, My life is still crazy as can be with two kids. My son has turned 2, and is potty training and learning how to read already. My daughter is content to wiggle and giggle, but will be crawling soon. As busy as I am, everything is only going to get busier. So for … Continue reading More reading recommendations
Save time and money using these techniques to fit more reading into your life.
Breathing in and out creatively, and a quote from Madeleine L'Engle.
I don't know how you can be a writer and not read. And read a lot. Yet that's something I didn't learn about being a writer until much later than I should have. I grew up thinking a writer just wrote stuff from their brain and never thought about putting material back into it to … Continue reading Book Recommendations
I have a co-worker who is an incredibly gentle, soft-spoken woman, but who says things that make you realize she has a powerhouse of wisdom behind her and that she could yell truth at you through a single whisper that would change your life forever. I try to spend as much time around her as … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Bring Your Books With You