3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain Got to love Mark Twain's sense of humor! Though my writer's mind may be too adventurous to keep a sleepy conscience... 😉 ~~~~~ “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

The Blue Sky Tag

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Both Lauren Gunter, and Rachael Ritchey tagged me for these fun questions, (thank you!) so let's get started! Rachael's Questions: 1. If you lived in a house made of jello, what flavor would it be? Any particular reason? My brain is automatically thinking orange. They taste best during the winter, and even though it's technically "spring" there's still … Continue reading The Blue Sky Tag

A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda

Today is a little like Throwback Thursday. 🙂 I was one of the "victims" Rachael Ritchey tagged for this blog hop, created by the entertaining Sarah Brentyn, to share with you the first thing I ever posted here on the blog, waaay back when it was just a baby! I dug through the archives of 2014 (come … Continue reading A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda

8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

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What lessons have I learned from fantasy stories? To some, fantasy is just fantasy, but to those of us who know better, fantasy is a way of showing real life lessons through an entertaining setting and in an easy-to-understand way. You escape your world, and yet at the same time you learn how to deal with … Continue reading 8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps

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Your manuscript's rough draft is like entering an ancient castle, one that has been forgotten by time—caked in heavy dust and cobwebs, growing mold in damp corners. You step inside and can barely breathe, every step you take stirs up clouds from the floor. You think to yourself: This is terrible! What can I do? How … Continue reading Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps

I Write YA & MG, blog tag Q&A!

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I was tagged by blogging/writer friend Lauren Gunter for this Q&A! (thank you!) 1. Who are your favorite authors, and do they influence your writing? Okay, so the obvious ones are Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, who inspired me to read and write in the fantasy genre. Tolkien opened up a world of possibilities for my imagination, and … Continue reading I Write YA & MG, blog tag Q&A!

3 Quotes Challenge

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss Too often I focus on the sad at the end, the goodbyes and farewells, the end of a fun trip or adventure, instead of being glad that it happened at all, and focus on the positive "glass is half full" side, So, this quote … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge

2017 Resolutions Tag

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Time to sit around the bonfire, roasting marshmallows, on this chilly winter day in the northern hemisphere. This is the perfect time for the Resolution Blog Tag, a chance to share with you my goals and hopes for this new year! Book blogger Trisha Ann tagged me for this. My Bookish Resolutions: To read faster! 🙂 … Continue reading 2017 Resolutions Tag

A True World War 2 Story

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This is a true story of the lives of three people, and how they were forever changed. On December 7, 1941, a Japanese force of six carriers and 423 aircraft attacked the United States base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Commander Fuchida was chosen to help plan and lead the air assault, flying along the southern coast … Continue reading A True World War 2 Story

The Fairy, The Hunter, And The Quest For Fhern #NaNoWriMo #beautifulbooks link-up

Today, I'd like to introduce you to the novella project I've been working on for NaNoWriMo, as well as answer this month's Beautiful Books questions on its progress thus far. A monthly link-up, hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up & Further In, where authors/writers answer a series of questions regarding their books-in-progress! Find my other BP posts here. First, … Continue reading The Fairy, The Hunter, And The Quest For Fhern #NaNoWriMo #beautifulbooks link-up