Books

Unboxing Death’s Key

They came! My author copies of Death's Key came in the mail this past Monday. I think it looks fab. The cover artist sure worked hard ❤ A girl and her books Here's me unboxing: https://videopress.com/v/s9M7QXhH?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true

Baking, Cooking

That One Time I Attempted to Cook Like a Hobbit

Cookbook and apples--oh boy! Back in January, I attempted to make a recipe from AN UNEXPECTED COOKBOOK, a collection of recipes inspired by the food found in THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien. The recipe in question was apple hand pies. The method? Both freeform and patted into a cupcake tin. The process went about as… Continue reading That One Time I Attempted to Cook Like a Hobbit

Music

If You’re a Witcher Fan and Like the Music, This One’s for You!

Toss a coin to your Witcher.... Has anyone else watched and enjoyed The Witcher on Netflix? So awesome. Lots of swearing, some nudity and sex, lots of violence/gore, though, so be forewarned. One of the things I love most about the show, besides the amazing acting and storylines and characters, is the music. Joey Batey… Continue reading If You’re a Witcher Fan and Like the Music, This One’s for You!

Book, Book cover, Fantasy

Death’s Key Has a Cover and It is HERE!

The wait is over. Here is the cover for book three in The Goblets Immortal trilogy: Death's Key Cover Years after the Circle disbanded, Meraude builds an army to rid the land of mortals, wizards, and anyone she cannot control. The Goblets Immortal and the throne of Inohaim Tower soon will be hers! But there… Continue reading Death’s Key Has a Cover and It is HERE!

Book, Fantasy

Pre-Order Incentives for Death’s Key

11/4/22: As of today, there are eight pre-order incentives left. I'll try to keep this up-to-date. DEATH'S KEY cover From what I understand, Death's Key (The Goblets Immortal 3) is slated to come out November 15, 2022! And, as usual, I am offering pre-order incentives (US mailing addresses only--sorry!) to the first 20 people (18… Continue reading Pre-Order Incentives for Death’s Key

Reading

Books I Read in 2021

Happy New Year's Eve -- celebrate safely and responsibly. Me? I'll be staying in and reading probably, thanks. Speaking of... Here is a list of books I read this year: The Midnight Library by Matt HaigAnxious People by Fredrik BackmanFull Time Author by Eileen CookBuild Better Characters by Eileen CookThe Queen's Gambit by Walter TevisStrategic… Continue reading Books I Read in 2021

Fantasy, short story

You are Cordially Invited to Run – A short story

Here's a flash fiction I wrote a while ago. Enjoy! __ "You are cordially invited to run. I'll give you a two-minute head start." I had found the note lying on the desk in the reading room at my library on All Hallows Eve. "It must have been someone's bookmark," I said, holding the paper… Continue reading You are Cordially Invited to Run – A short story

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

Fantasy, Reading, short story

A Fairy Tale Intervention: A Short Story

Here's the first short story I ever sold (to AlienSkin Magazine.) Enjoy! Content advisory: Drug use. #      “Pinocchio, you do know why we’re all here today, don’t you?” Dr. Gilganbach looked down at the wooden puppet, who was busily puffing on a joint.      “Um…” Pinocchio looked around the room. Old Mother Hubbard and… Continue reading A Fairy Tale Intervention: A Short Story