ohio village

What’s in my bag: 1890s

It's that time of year. Time to break out the corset, pin up my hair, and go about in my best Gibson Girl style (which, admittedly, isn't very good. I've never been able to master that updo). Opening day at the village is tomorrow, and it's time to sort through my basket. I thought I'd… Continue reading What’s in my bag: 1890s

knitting

WIPs

I cast off two projects last week--you didn't really think I'd last long without two new ones, did you? Actually, I have three, but one of them hasn't been photographed yet. This one, I'm super excited about. I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd, and have quite a bit of pride in my  house, Ravenclaw (though… Continue reading WIPs

books

Mental Health and the Evie Cappelli series

The representation of mental health issues (specifically anxiety and depression) are a huge part of the Evie Cappelli series. The very first scene is Evie preparing to leave an in-patient facility, three months after a failed suicide attempt. Throughout the entire series, she struggles not only with the outside influences trying to destroy her, but… Continue reading Mental Health and the Evie Cappelli series

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Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 26 CONCLUSION

  Black boots continued his work at the table. A few feet away, I spied the shards of a broken bottle. If I could reach one of the larger pieces, maybe I’d be able to cut myself free. Getting to it without drawing his attention was another matter. The instant I tried to inch my… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 26 CONCLUSION

books

Cover Reveal!

Are you excited? I am. Book 2 in the Evie Cappelli series will be out this fall. I can't tell you how much I love this book. In it, you'll really get to see Evie grow, both in her magical ability, and in her relationships with other people and herself. Nearly a year after her… Continue reading Cover Reveal!

knitting

Finished Object Friday

Can you believe it's been more than two months since I had one of these? April was just insane. I think I may have skipped from March straight into May. But look! There's knitting! If this pattern looks familiar, it's because I used The Age of Brass and Steam again. I love the pattern, it's… Continue reading Finished Object Friday

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Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 25

I did as Mother instructed, sinking low into the seat where I’d be out of sight. All I could see was a robin hopping on a branch in the canopy of trees surrounding the farmhouse. My neck grew stiff. The car was like an oven, even with the windows open. Not a single breath of… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 25

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An apology, a cover, and a really long Twitter thread

Friday was...interesting. Some of you may have noticed a mad scramble as I tried to track down any posted images of THE SPIDER'S WEB. Some of you may not. It all started with Twitter. Well, with a blog post, really. Not mine. You see, last Friday an interview I did with Dianna L. Gunn on her… Continue reading An apology, a cover, and a really long Twitter thread

travel

GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

I'm back! We have officially moved into our new place. I'm still trying to find where I put everything (including my sanity), but we are moved, the cats are fine, and we made it to Cinici. Moving was...let's just say hell. Our truck got overbooked and had to be back 5 hours early. Then the… Continue reading GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

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Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 24

Mrs. Hughes pounded away at the keys of her typewriter, as if attempting to drown out the raised voices coming from Detective Reiss's office. She wasn't entirely successful. "If you do this, you're doing it on your own time!" the detective shouted. "These allegations are ridiculous. I will not have some upstart woman poking around… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 24