October Summary and Leaf Love, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

Fall colors, pumpkin spice and everything nice! Isn't autumn so beautiful? I don't know about you, but I took way too many photos of trees this season! (said photos in this post 😉 ) But besides all of that, there were exciting things that happened this October: I sent out a special e-newsletter announcing (for the first time) … Continue reading October Summary and Leaf Love, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

Interview with author Hazel West

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Today I would like to welcome you all to indie author Hazel West of urban fantasy, YA, and much more. First, her book's synopsis, and then the interview! Book Synopsis: Six months after Ciran defeated King Lorcan and instigated a peace treaty between the High Court of Ireland and the Goblin realm, things have been slowly … Continue reading Interview with author Hazel West

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

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

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

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

How One Author Went About WWII Research

This week is the blog tour for author Jack Lewis Baillot's new release: Brothers In Arms, and I'm participating today with a guest post from Jack. The topic: how she went about research for her WWII novel! We're glad to have you on the blog, Jack! Welcome! How One Author Went About WWII Research "Greetings to everyone. I … Continue reading How One Author Went About WWII Research

Updates and April 2016 #writing #reading #blogging

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  It has been a LONG time since my last monthly update post, and there are several reasons for that. Back in December, my grandfather passed away over Christmas and it was a difficult time for me, my family and relatives. We were all very close to him. He was a wonderful person, and I … Continue reading Updates and April 2016 #writing #reading #blogging

Brothers-In-Arms Cover Reveal!

It feels like the season of cover reveals and book tours lately, which is good for my book-loving appetite. 😉 Today's cover reveal comes from a wonderful author friend of mine, Jack Baillot. This goes outside my typical genre of fantasy and into another genre I'm beginning to love more and more: historical fiction! And … Continue reading Brothers-In-Arms Cover Reveal!

Revised Blurb and Title! What Do You Think?

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Last week was my first time sharing the blurb I'd drafted up, and I also shared my title idea. I've since been revising both of these, and I'm thinking I had an easier time actually writing the book than I am with the blurb and title making process, haha! 🙂