My August Happenings, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

August, yes, it was a different kind of month. I had a lot of fun near the beginning, going on a road trip out to IL, as you can see in my post about the trip and some photos from the St. Louis Botanical Gardens. But then coming back from that, life became stressful for a while. … Continue reading My August Happenings, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

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My July Happenings, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

Is it just me, or did July fly by really fast? Not to mention the year in general—it's already August! Where did it all go? I blinked and it was over. But July went well. I got some things finished writing-wise, and the Silmarillion Awards were fun to participate in! I'm on a trip to … Continue reading My July Happenings, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

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…!

My June Happenings, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

This past June was more balanced: not overly stressful, but still busy. I did a few fun summer things, like going to the beach for the annual Sand Sculpture Event. I finished my review of Cinder, book one in The Lunar Chronicles. And I've made more progress with my WIP. Summer has also brought quite … Continue reading My June Happenings, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

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!

Fantasy Oscars Event! #WeeklySmile

Today we're finally announcing the Fantasy Oscars event: the Silmarillion Awards! It all starts next Monday, and I am thrilled to be a part of it! This has been my #weeklysmile, so I couldn't resist sharing it with you! This event has been created by DJ Edwardson and Jenelle Schmidt as a way to honor J.R.R. Tolkien as … Continue reading Fantasy Oscars Event! #WeeklySmile

Monthly Summary and News! May 2016 #writer #booknerd #authorblog

May was easier-going than April. After that fall, my foot is doing much better now; almost back to normal except for the injured bump on the side, lol. May and June so far have been all about getting my WIP ready, as I'd really like to publish it next spring. This includes drafting up a book … Continue reading Monthly Summary and News! May 2016 #writer #booknerd #authorblog