Reading Goals 2017

The last couple of years, I’ve done the Goodreads Reading Challenge, where you set a number of books to read during the year and try to meet it. The first year, I met my goal (and I think I might have exceeded it, but I can’t recall for sure, and that was with starting late!), and this year, not so […]

New Sales Channel!

As of today, paperback copies of my books are available on Scott’s Marketplace. The best part? These are signed copies! If you order one through Scott’s Marketplace, you will get a signed copy with a personal message from me. Signed copies of a book are a thoughtful gift to any reader, and if you message me after you place your […]

Summer is finally over!

Those are words I’ve never said before. I love summer. The long, lazy days. The swimming. The movies. The time with friends that isn’t restricted by needing to get school done. I have more time for writing, and just generally get more accomplished even while relaxing. Usually. This summer, though, was different. This summer was a very rough summer. And […]

Love and loss

This is my grandfather. Herb Miller is my father’s father, and he was the only grandfather I had for most of my life, as my mom’s dad died when I was only five. This grandpa died last month. Less than a month after I saw him for the last time, knowing that it was the last time I would ever […]

Personal issues

Today’s post is going to be short. I’m dealing with some personal issues right now, so even though I had a topic I intended to write about this week, I can’t focus enough to do it. There won’t be a post next week, either, though I hope to get things together enough the week after to start posting again. I’ll […]

Keeping Secrets

This post is going to have some spoilers about The Secrets He Kept, so if you haven’t read it yet and don’t want to read spoilers, you might want to save this post and read it later. In a review or two, and quite often when I speak with someone who’s read the book, a common comment or question is something […]

The loss of a musical royal

When I was a kid, I had this glass picture for years. It was a small glass square, with the cover from Purple Rain as the image that had been applied to it. I don’t remember where it came from for sure, though I imagine it was probably a gift from my parents. I loved Prince. I loved his music, his skill, […]

You say I'm unique like it's a bad thing!

I have a handful of friendships that have carried forward from my teenage and very early young adult years – people I’ve known since high school or the two years or so immediately after. One such friendship is with a man whom I’ve grown rather distant from in the last few years, as we have some extremely different views on […]

Mystery TV and movies

I read a wide variety of books – mysteries, thrillers, romance, history, and more. When it comes to TV and movies, I tend to watch what catches my fancy, which may or may not fit into a genre I read or ordinarily watch. I love watching a good mystery or thriller, though. I’m a huge fan of Criminal Minds, Elementary, […]