I enjoyed this novel. There was a disjoint at first with the narrative because, well, I guess I'm too nice a person to be alright with the first lines of the novel. Mild spoiler alert, the protagonist insists that the heroic young man who continually saves peoples lives needs to die. But I mean, that's… Continue reading Book Review – A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
I hope everyone is having a lovely Thanksgiving weekend here in America. The past few years have been rough. The effects of COVID are long-reaching, from losing loved ones to losing jobs, and the world is still limping along, trying to find its feet again. It's better this year for many of us. I am… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
Since Paw Prints on the Wall has been released and continues to do well - thank you again to everyone who has purchased my novel - it is now my job to pick up the next project and continue working on it. Or, well, that's been my job the whole time. I never really stopped… Continue reading Writing in Different Genres
I was digging through my TBR pile and unearthed this gem on my Kindle. The 100th Queen by Emily R. King features an orphaned girl named Kalinda who lives in a world where women are warriors but have lost their sense of sisterhood. They've been pit up against one another, wives and courtesans both, to… Continue reading Book Review – The 100th Queen by Emily R. King
Confetti is still flying over here for the release of Paw Prints on the Wall, my Christian Romance novel featuring an animal shelter. Thus far it is doing great and I am very pleased by the feedback I have been getting. I know it's not my usual fantasy or science fiction novel, so those of… Continue reading Release Week Shenanigans – Shelter Stories
We are still on Release Shenanigans for Paw Prints on the Wall, my novel that features a no-kill animal shelter that is currently AVAILABLE through multiple booksellers. I will get to funny shelter stories in my next post but for today I wanted to put forward a more serious discussion. If you're anything like me,… Continue reading Compassion Fatigue – And some much needed Acknowledgements
Because Paw Prints on the Wall came out THIS WEEK and is currently AVAILABLE wherever you prefer to order your books, we are still in celebratory mode here in my house. Basically this means I get to eat pie and I get a bottle of wine that'll last me like 3 months. Red wine is… Continue reading Release Week Shenanigans! Paw Prints on the Wall
It's here! It's here! It's here! Paw Prints on the Wall can be purchased from any bookseller you want. If you want to go to Barnes and Noble and have them order you a physical copy, that's amazing and you're welcome to do so. OR you can go to Barnes and Noble's website and order… Continue reading Happy Book Release Day! Paw Prints on the Wall is Officially ON SALE.
The book that started my fascination with reading was a ghost story. I read it while I was supposed to be paying attention in class, holding the paperback in my lap and slightly under they desk, and I am 99% sure the teacher saw me and chose not to reprimand me for it. God bless… Continue reading Favorite Ghost Stories
We've all heard the phrase "Everyone's the hero of their own story". Authors tout this phrase whenever they're dealing with a character who is doing ugly things. Good authors dig in deep and show the mindset that led to these atrocities. Even better authors make you understand the how's and the why's of the character… Continue reading About Villains – October 2022 Round Robin