Welcome to my stop on the Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn blog tour!    Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn (Garden of Syn #2) by Michael Seidelman Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: October 23rd 2018 Chewed Pencil Press Summary: When Synthia (Syn) Wade discovered a secret world where illness and death did... Continue Reading →

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Review: Chibi Vampire

Chibi Vampire, Vol. 1 by Yuna Kagesaki My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a cute little manga about a reverse vampire named Karin. Instead of sucking blood out of people, she puts it in them. Her body produces extra blood, and if she fails to expel it into another person she gets massive... Continue Reading →

Review: Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser by Melanie Karsak My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars An enjoyable steampunk romp with classic callbacks to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In this retelling, Alice is a guttersnipe who's looking to escape the life of a thief, but circumstances and old connections pull her back... Continue Reading →

September Recap

Oops, I'm a little late in posting this, but my days have just been so crazy lately! September was a good month for me from a writing perspective, and I'm feeling pretty darn good about myself. My pitch session at the RMFW writers conference was a success, resulting in a request for pages. I've also... Continue Reading →

Review: Mitosis

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 5 stars if you've read Steelheart, probably only 4 if you haven't. Mitosis is a fun short story installment of Sanderson's Reckoners series that goes between Steelheart and Firefight. I say "short story" even though the cover says it's a novella because it took me less than an hour... Continue Reading →

Colorado Gold 2018

Along with thunder storms and yellowing leaves, September brings the RMFW Colorado Gold writers conference. This was my third year attending, and I'm happy to report it was a success... at least by my standards. The highlight of my weekend was the one-on-one pitch I had with Patricia Nelson of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.... Continue Reading →

Review: Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi My rating: 5 of 5 stars I feel like it's been a long time since I read a dual perspective narrative where I enjoyed both characters evenly. The main characters, Aria and Perry, were very different, but each was rich and believable. Aria is on a quest to... Continue Reading →

August Recap

Well, summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. Alice is back in school, which means more time for me to write. Yay! Though, I have to say I'm pretty proud of my progress over summer break. I'm also another year older, and what a year it's been! A new... Continue Reading →

Review: Steelheart

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars I've come to expect great things from Sanderson, and he didn't disappoint. Steelheart was a wild ride from beginning to end. My favorite part of this story was the way Sanderson masterfully kept multiple possible avenues open until the very end so I could speculate... Continue Reading →

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