Looking at my archive, I just realized that I have been posting to this blog for one whole year now! That's kinda crazy actually, it doesn't feel that long. Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who follow my ramblings, like my posts, and share your thoughts. It's been... Continue Reading →


Review: Goal, Motivation, & Conflict

GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction by Debra Dixon My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was recommended on several separate occasions during a writer's conference I attended last year. I bought a kindle version of it because that's the only format I could find, then promptly forgot about... Continue Reading →

July Recap

I can't believe July is gone already! My month has been a blur of hiking, camping, swimming, play dates, classes, bike rides, music, writing, reading, and editing. I joined my father for his birthday on a trip to inaugurate his new camper. It was an interesting experience. Apparently there's a lot to know about a... Continue Reading →

Review: Etched in Bone

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop My rating: 5 of 5 stars As always, Bishop's colorful language and rich description pulled me in right away and sank me into her highly immersive world. The book has a relatively slow plot, not the mile a minute series of encounters more common in genre fiction these days,... Continue Reading →

Review: Obsidian Son

Obsidian Son by Shayne Silvers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Obsidian Son is like a love child between Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and Kevin Hearn's Iron Druid. A fun, fast-paced urban fantasy with high stakes and humor.Silvers does a good job with descriptions, often using the mood of a setting to show character aspects.... Continue Reading →

Review: Infected

Infected by Scott Sigler My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars I don't generally read horror/thriller stories, this being another attempt to read "outside my comfort zone," so it's possible my poor reception of this book was due, at least in part, to the fact that I was so far outside the target audience. I was... Continue Reading →

Happy 4th of July! June has been a busy month. My little girl turned 6 years old on June 1st! We celebrated with a whole weekend of birthday parties. The second weekend was taken up with a three-day backpacking trip to the Great Sand Dune in southern Colorado. You can read all about that and... Continue Reading →

    Cardboard Castles by K.L. Young Genre: YA Fantasy Release date: May 17th 2018 Graye Castle Press     Summary: When seventeen-year-old Josilyn begins to see the fantastical world of her father's imagination, she can't help but wonder if he isn't insane at after all, or that she might be.Living in a crumbling cardboard... Continue Reading →

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