Did I say Summer Challenge? Yes, I know it's November. Yes, this update is long overdue. I have lots of excuses. Better late than never, right? Before my recap, a few thoughts about this challenge. For one thing, I really enjoyed it. I was introduced to a lot of new authors and their unique worlds. I … Continue reading IFA Summer Reading Challenge Round up
Wow, it's been a busy weekend! I was interviewed by accomplished author and blogger J. Scott Coatsworth about writing, life, and my latest novel, Mouse. You can win a free copy of the ebook and learn a little bit about me by heading over to his blog now- check it out here. On the publishing … Continue reading What’s new? Author spotlight, ebook giveaway, and more!
The Indie Fantasy Addicts' Summer Reading Challenge is officially kicking off June 21st, and I've got a TBR of indie fantasy long enough to make your head spin! (I mean, my head is spinning, at least.) I've curated a list of 10 books- and I say my first 10 because I'm naively optimistic- but Lord … Continue reading IFA Summer Reading Challenge: My first 10
What a week it's been! Today is the official launch date of my debut YA dystopian fantasy, The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse. Wahoo! Check out the summary below. Mouse wakes not knowing who or where she is. Only the searing pain of the number 146 being burned on her arm with a white hot branding iron. … Continue reading The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse Now Available!
Tuesday Frippery isn't as catchy as the alliterative Friday Frippery, I know. But given that it's a lame Tuesday in southeastern PA thanks to some dreadful weather, I know I could use a little frivolity. Thankfully, I stumbled upon this fascinating website: I Write Like. The idea is you enter a writing sample, the algorithm … Continue reading Tuesday Frippery: I write like…
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis is the repackaged myth of Cupid and Psyche, told through the perspective of Orual, Psyche's older sister. Set in the city-state of Glome, a small, primitive kingdom, the tale begins as an accusation against the gods for their injustice against Orual. She opens the narrative with … Continue reading Book Review- Till We Have Faces
All you book bloggers out there are great, you know that? Not only do you share so many fantastic books I probably would not have heard of otherwise, but you also keep me accountable in my own reading. So book bloggers and those who benefit from your hours of sifting, reading, and analyzing- here's to … Continue reading Read, Reading, and To be Read: January 2019
I read and reviewed number of self-published books in the past twelve months. Some might be surprised at this, but the quality of these reads are often as good as your traditionally published novels; in fact, sometimes they are even better. And one of my absolute favorites is A Threat of Shadows by JA Andrews. Here's … Continue reading Book Review: A Threat of Shadows
2018. What a year! Looking back, it was year of health crises, personal struggle, and financial frustration. But it was also a year of firsts; of groundbreaking achievements and tangible production. The firsts I celebrated this year: My son's first birthday My first round of publisher's edits on my first fantasy novel The Philadelphia Eagles' … Continue reading Looking back: 2018 in review
The science fiction horror novel, I am Legend, imagines a post-apocalyptic world in which a pandemic decimates the human population. The first casualties of the pandemic rise again and walk the earth at night as vampiric creatures until everyone is either infected or feasted upon. Everyone, that is, except Robert Neville. Robert Neville, the last surviving … Continue reading Book Review: I am Legend