Book, Books, Food

Where Can You Find Fantastic Food? In Literature, Good Friend!

Empanadas that look a bit like pasties, which I would like you to pretend they are. One of the most fun details to read about in fiction, for me at least, is food and how it's prepared (this is probably because I enjoy cooking a bit myself.) It adds a bit of realism to what… Continue reading Where Can You Find Fantastic Food? In Literature, Good Friend!

Books, Comedy, Fantasy, Tea

9 Teas Worthy of a Fellowship…of the Ring

I stayed up late one night--WAY too late, to be honest--and so I got very silly, as I am wont to do when I am very sleep-deprived. So I came to thinking: what tea would each member of the Fellowship of the Ring of Power be most likely to drink? Thus, we now have this… Continue reading 9 Teas Worthy of a Fellowship…of the Ring

Books, Fantasy, writing

I’m Ecstatic to Announce…the Birth of a Totally New Series!

Don't panic! This is it. The moment I have been waiting for: I finally get to announce (on my blog, that is) that the first book in my duology has been accepted for publication by Flame Tree Press! The title of the book is Brittle and the duology--is not a duology any more. Oops. Instead… Continue reading I’m Ecstatic to Announce…the Birth of a Totally New Series!

Book, Books

2022 and a Lack of Scheduling

Well, I did it. I managed to post a blog post every Friday of 2021--go, me. This year, however, might be a tad different. Just a heads up: I might only be posting occasionally. Or I might post every week. Or a few times a week. 2022 is the year of no blogging schedule. I… Continue reading 2022 and a Lack of Scheduling

Books, Reading

7 Wintry Books

Seeing as it's winter and the solstice is merely several days away, I thought it might be fun to compile a list, albeit a short one, of books set in the winter months. And so, without further ado... WINTRY READS! The Long Winter (Little House, #6) by Laura Ingalls WilderLIW tells the story of her… Continue reading 7 Wintry Books

Books, Reading

Top 11 Books I’ve Read in 2020 and 2021

I've read a lot of good books this decade so far. Here's a look at my top eleven favorites thus far (I couldn't narrow it down to ten!) Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein - I read this one in 2020. It's based on Shakespeare's play Hamlet but from the perspective of Ophelia, Hamlet's love interest.… Continue reading Top 11 Books I’ve Read in 2020 and 2021

Books, Reading, writing

Six Things to Do After Reading The Goblets Immortal

Have you read The Goblets Immortal and its follow-up Holes in the Veil? Waiting for Death's Key (book 3) to be released in 2023? There are a few things you can do for fun and to help me. Ready for the list? Drink lots of small beer.What is small beer? Here's a quick definition for… Continue reading Six Things to Do After Reading The Goblets Immortal

Books, Fantasy, Reading, Social media, writing

Author Interview With the Avon Lake Public Library

Hi! As you may have known, I did an interview back in June. It was about my books and my writing and, oh, everything writerly. If you missed out on the live Zoom session, it was recorded and has recently been uploaded to YouTube. Come watch me have a bit of fun! AUTHOR INTERVIEW There… Continue reading Author Interview With the Avon Lake Public Library

Books, Comedy, Netflix

Enola Holmes: A Short Review

Not fantasy-related in any way, but you should really give Enola Holmes a try. Not just the movie on Netflix (though the 2+ hour movie IS cute and fun and I really recommend it) but the middle grade book series by Nancy Springer. The book follows Enola Holmes, the much-younger sister to Sherlock and Mycroft… Continue reading Enola Holmes: A Short Review

Books, Comedy, Giveaway, Uncategorized

Free Books for the Bored Educator/Parent

As a way of fighting boredom for you and kiddo during this time, I'm offering a few free books (I figured out how to make them available through links online!) Edited to add: the book titles are links. Go ahead and click them 🙂 In A Pickle - As if angry nuns and bullies weren't… Continue reading Free Books for the Bored Educator/Parent