When you enter a fandom, how fanatical are you? I had a conversation with a family member recently about Brandon Sanderson. I called myself a Brandon Sanderson fan, as I have read some of his books and enjoyed them. I’ve read the first two books of the original Mistborn trilogy, The Reckoners books, Starsight, The… Continue reading Am I in Truth a Fan?
I know not everyone likes to read books for a second time. It’s not in everyone’s nature to want the same literary treat more than once, and that’s okay. We’re all made different. But if you’re anything like me, there are some books that just beg to be visited again. Here are some excuses to… Continue reading 4 Basic Reasons to Reread Fiction
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!
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!
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
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!
Here's a list of the top ten books I want to read (or finish reading) in 2022: The Lyrics by Paul McCartneyThis two-volume book contains the lyrics to all of Paul McCartney songs (written solo or collaboratively) and the stories behind each.Rule of Wolves by Leigh BardugoThis book is the second in a duology, all… Continue reading 8 Awesome Books I am Stoked to Read in 2022
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
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
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