Game Review: Putty Pals

Score: 5 of 5 stars 2-player cooperative. Recommended for children and those looking for a fun casual game. My daughter and I have been playing Putty Pals for about a month now. We're nearly to the end of the map, but there's still plenty of play in the form of bonus levels and time trials, so... Continue Reading →

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Review: Igraine the Brave (audio)

  Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke My rating: 5 of 5 stars.   This was the last of the audio books we listened to when we drove out to Seattle, and it's an excellent example of a middle grade adventure. The main character, Igraine, is the not-so-magical daughter of great magicians. She wants to... Continue Reading →

Review: The Spindlers (audio)

  The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.   Spindlers was another audiobook that I listened to on my recent road trip to Seattle. In this case, the format in no way detracted from the story. The narration was wonderful, with effective voice changes for the characters, an even tempo,... Continue Reading →

Magicsmith: Under Contract

Exciting news! I just signed a contract with Belle Bridge publishing for the first three books in my Magicsmith series! The plan at this point is to publish the books in quick succession in 2019. That means I'd better get writing, and editing, revising, and all the other time-intensive activities required to bring words into... Continue Reading →

Welcome to my stop on The Crossover blog tour! The Crossover by Heather Horst Genre: YA Sci-fi Release Date: March 10th 2018 Summary: It’s been 12 years since Ella has buried her brother Weston, today she buries her Father. Tomorrow she begins her life as an average University student. Unfortunately, much like Ella’s childhood, things... Continue Reading →

Review: Inherit the Bones

Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Inherit the bones was a wonderful mystery about the secrets people keep and how far people will go to protect their family. Because the mystery in this story spanned several generations there was, by necessity, a lot of backstory. This resulted in quite... Continue Reading →

Review: Ramona the Brave (audiobook)

This is the first audiobook I've ever listened to, with the exception of random excerpts played in English classes and a few blurbs shared by friends. I have nostalgic memories of Ramona, so I was excited to introduce my own daughter to her and see how the books held up over time. Cleary did a... Continue Reading →

Review: White Sand, Volume 1

White Sand, Volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars I don't read many graphic novels, which makes this a difficult review, but I read it in a single sitting on my recent road trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. As always, Sanderson crafted a beautifully complex world filled with unique mechanics, cultures,... Continue Reading →

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