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

Mistborn, The Final Empire #book by #BrandonSanderson

Mistborn, The Final Empire —Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction   Story contains: some gruesome violence, cussing. In a world where ash falls instead of rain, and the realm of night is taken over by mist, Vin struggles to survive as a thief before the charismatic Kelsier picks her up and changes her life. He … Continue reading Mistborn, The Final Empire #book by #BrandonSanderson

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

Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles #book by #MarisaMeyer

Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles —Marissa Meyer Genre: Cyberpunk, Science Fiction & Fantasy Story contains: violence, action, plague. When I first found out that Cinder was a retelling of Cinderella, and a futuristic cyborg version at that, I knew I had to get my hands on this! After hearing from fellow bookworms about how much they loved … Continue reading Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles #book by #MarisaMeyer

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

“Captive Hope,” a Review of the #Magicalrealism Novel by Author Rachael Ritchey

Captive Hope —Rachael Ritchey Genre: magical realism / speculative fiction / fairytale Story contains: some violence, action. After the events of The Beauty Thief (book 1 in the Chronicles of The Twelve Realms series), Captive Hope follows the journey of Idra, the Lady-in-waiting to the princess, as she is kidnapped and taken far from her country by … Continue reading “Captive Hope,” a Review of the #Magicalrealism Novel by Author Rachael Ritchey

Wolf By Wolf, a Review of the #historicalfiction novel by #RyanGraudin

Wolf by Wolf —Ryan Graudin Genre: Historical Fiction Story contains: violence, action. This is one of the best books I've read in a while! An intense read that kept me turning the pages. A historical fiction novel that's based on the "what if's" after World War 2, especially the "what if" Hitler had won. This story … Continue reading Wolf By Wolf, a Review of the #historicalfiction novel by #RyanGraudin

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