Craft, business, and the best advice an indie can get in a book bundle. [Book Review]

To be honest, I don't even know how I got my hands on this book bundle. As of this writing [in February 2017], I can't find it available for purchase. That being said, each of the three books in the bundle are available, so I wanted to share my thoughts anyway, in case the writers … Continue reading Craft, business, and the best advice an indie can get in a book bundle. [Book Review]

Grieving mother seeks solace, finds a mystery that turns into pure horror in By the Dark of Her Eyes. [Book Review]

I'm one of those readers who likes a lot of different genres, so when I find two of my favorites smashed into one book, I nearly always have to take a peek at the story. That's what happened with the book I'm reviewing today. I saw it was horror... then realized it was lesbian fiction, … Continue reading Grieving mother seeks solace, finds a mystery that turns into pure horror in By the Dark of Her Eyes. [Book Review]

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen

Look at a book. A book is the right size to be a book. They're solar-powered. If you drop them, they keep on being a book. You can find your place in microseconds. Books are really good at being books, and no matter what happens, books will survive. - Douglas Adams   2016 Goodreads Reading … Continue reading “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen

Breaking Stories Down to Resonate with Readers with Christine Frazier. [Interview]

As a writer, I rely on a lot of resources to keep my mind sharp and my writing game strong. I love reading about the deconstruction of stories, what makes characters tick, and the other habits of writers - which is a big reason I started my interview series for the blog. Today's interviewee has … Continue reading Breaking Stories Down to Resonate with Readers with Christine Frazier. [Interview]

2 Things I Learned from 3 Years of Reading Challenges

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you celebrated with the people you care about most on New Year's Eve, and recuperated enough on New Year's Day to feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed again this morning. What's on the agenda today? Reading, of course! I was going back through my old blog posts, the ones I managed … Continue reading 2 Things I Learned from 3 Years of Reading Challenges

Lessons from a Plantser: 2016 was a big one!

When this year began, I had a couple of goals in mind. I knew I wanted to grow my readership, publish at least three books, and start some new habits that would help me toward my ultimate goals of being a full-time author with a healthy body and mind. But as we know, even the … Continue reading Lessons from a Plantser: 2016 was a big one!