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 […]

Mourning the death of a familiar stranger

(Photo Credit: Steve Alexander (originally posted to Flickr as Glenn Frey) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons) In recent days, we’ve lost famous names we all know: David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey. Many of us have cried, or otherwise felt such deep sadness over their passing. Someone wondered why we mourn these people that we don’t know.  I think […]

Uncooperative characters

I shared a little about my current work in progress a few weeks ago. Naturally, after I shared that, my characters decided they weren’t happy with their lives as they were – nor were they happy with the situations I was throwing at them. Kylie decided she didn’t want to be a travel blogger, but own a bar on a […]

My 5 favorite books

This week, I thought I’d share with you my top 5 favorite books. These books, out of all the books I’ve read and will read, are the ones I still remember and that I reread multiple times. They are not, however, listed in any particular order. Here they are: 11/22/63 by Stephen King. King’s tale of a schoolteacher who goes […]

The secrets and lies in our lives

I just finished reading The Girl On the Train. If you haven’t read it yet, I won’t spoil it for you, but I will give you a brief idea of the story: Rachel is our main narrator, and she’s a divorced alcoholic who we soon realize we can’t trust. She rides the train to and from work every day, and […]

Book Review Factors

I read a lot of books. I don’t review every book I read, mainly because if I did that, I’d never write anything else. But I do review the books I get through NetGalley (because that’s the deal – they give me a free book, and I give it an honest review), and I do review books that I feel […]

What I'm looking forward to reading

So, as of 11:23 last night, I have finished reading the last book in the Game of Thrones series (yes, I know, they have another name, but I can’t remember it right now). I’m a reader. I devour books. I’ll read any book, in any genre – well, okay, there are a few things I won’t read, but they are […]

Busy, busy week!

This week has been super busy for us. It was supposed to be our first week of the homeschooling year, but that didn’t pan out. We had appointments, and field trips, and errands, and a movie to go see, so we’re starting school next week instead. Then, of course, I’ve been busy with writing and reading (stay tuned for a […]

Cover A or Cover B?

So, I’m thinking of a cover redesign. I’d love to know your thoughts.  Cover A is the original cover, and Cover B is the redesigned one. Which one do you like better? Cover A                                                    Cover B

Authorgraph and signed book copies

You may have noticed, I don’t do book signings – yet. Eventually, I will, but right at this particular time, they simply don’t work for me. I will, however, happily sign a copy of my book that you’ve already purchased, if you want to send it to me. Or if you’d like to buy a signed copy from me, you […]