Inspirational Quotes

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“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.” —Alexandra Stoddard Every choice, every decision made, no matter how great or small, can affect our lives and those around us. We can change things for the better, and improve our lives based on those decisions. ~~~~~ “Love is always … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes

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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!)

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

It’s Q&A Time! My Blogiversary Celebration Is Finally Here!

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Celebrating two years of blogging! Let's get started and celebrate with this Q&A, in which I answer your questions! I give a big thank you to everyone who participated. This blog wouldn't be anything without you. You've each added so much to this blog and my journey as an author over these past years. Thank you! Now, … Continue reading It’s Q&A Time! My Blogiversary Celebration Is Finally Here!

Ask Away! My Two-Year Blogivesary Is All About You Interviewing Me!

As I mentioned in July's monthly summary post, this blog's two-year Blogiversary was back in July, but I was too busy to celebrate it until now. I would like to do what two of my other blogging friends, Victoria Howell and Sara Letourneau, did for their blogiversaries: a Q&A, in which you interview me! So ask … Continue reading Ask Away! My Two-Year Blogivesary Is All About You Interviewing Me!

I am making The Change!

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Yes, you read that right. I am making the change! But what change is that, you might be wondering? Well, those who have been following me here and on social media probably recognize this image I've been using for my profile: But now, the time has come for a change! If I'm going to be … Continue reading I am making The Change!

#SilmarillionAward, The Winner For Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 Is…!

  Êl síla erin lû e-govaned vîn, my friend. (A star shines on the hour of our meeting.) Today I, Arwen Undómiel, Lady of Rivendell, have the honor of being this year's Presenter for the Best Fantasy Weapon Award! This special Silmaril Award represents the excellence and grandeur of the weapon it is bestowed upon. … Continue reading #SilmarillionAward, The Winner For Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 Is…!

Now is the FINAL VOTE for Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 #SilmarillionAward!

The last vote begins now! For the past two weeks booklovers and fantasy readers have been nominating and voting for the best fantasy weapons, and today all of those votes are in! Here are the 5 top nominees who will now battle it out for 1st place for this year's Best Fantasy Weapon Silmaril Award! Peter’s sword … Continue reading Now is the FINAL VOTE for Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 #SilmarillionAward!

Hampton Beach, Sand Sculpture Event!

 Last weekend me and my family went on a trip to Hampton Beach, where the annual Sand Sculpture Event is held. These works of art each year range from the very strange to the philosophical to the endearing and pure fun! I thought I'd share some of the photos I took of this year's event … Continue reading Hampton Beach, Sand Sculpture Event!

The Silmarillion Awards Begins Now!

Welcome to the first ever Silmarillion Awards! The Silmarillion Awards have been created by DJ Edwardson and Jenelle Schmidt as a way to honor J.R.R. Tolkien as the Father of Modern Fantasy, open up a discussion about some of our other favorite fantasy works, and to have a ton of fun this summer. This team is … Continue reading The Silmarillion Awards Begins Now!