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January 2018 Wrap Up

The books: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia Hungry Demigods by Andrea Tang Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins The Price of Meat by K.J. Charles Kitty's Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn Stella by Starlight by Sharron M. Draper I'm late to the party on the Hunger Games books, but those were some… Continue reading January 2018 Wrap Up

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Top 10 Nonfiction Books

Just a personal list of a few favorites I've read over the years. All links go to Amazon for the sake of ease, but I do highly encourage you to buy from your local indie bookstore, if possible. In no particular order: 1. The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum I love Deborah Blum; she has… Continue reading Top 10 Nonfiction Books

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What I’m Watching: Moreau House

With Moreau House about to come out, I thought it would be fun to list some of the movies and television shows I watched to get into the headspace for this book. Charmed This is an old standby. Since I own the entire series, it's usually on in the background when I'm writing fantasy of… Continue reading What I’m Watching: Moreau House

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The Lines We Do Not Cross

As readers, we all have those things we just can't read--those events we come across in books that make us put them down and not pick them up again. Writers have those, too--those scenes we can't write. That we don't want to write, for whatever reason. Sometimes these lines fluctuate. We inch closer to them,… Continue reading The Lines We Do Not Cross

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November Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Yeah, right. Save for the moving Read all the books on the night stand I've read or removed 4 books so far, and I'm working on a 5th. Unfortunately, in the past year I've… Continue reading November Wrap Up

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#HouseCupReadingChallenge Wrap Up

Well, the readathon is over. It was an interesting experience. I didn't read as much as I wanted to, but I did read more than I normally would have, I think. So what was the break down? Well, I read a total of 8 books (3 were started before the readathon began, but were less… Continue reading #HouseCupReadingChallenge Wrap Up

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#HouseCupReadingChallenge Check In 3

Books read this week: Year Five: The Wild Girl (495 pages) Year Six: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (108 pages) Year Seven: Too Fond (32 pages) Which brings me up to seven completed books (all of the base challenges, and a total of  (1384 pages in completed books). I enjoyed The Wild Girl, but found… Continue reading #HouseCupReadingChallenge Check In 3

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Spooky Books for October

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and what better way to celebrate than with some spooky, creepy books? If you want the synopsis of each of these books, just click on the title to see the Goodreads page. Dracula--A classic. Can you even have a list like this without it? The Yellow Wallpaper--Creepy. Psychological. Feminist. What… Continue reading Spooky Books for October

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 4

It's October now, time to start getting into some advanced-level prep work. Write 750 words per day Write 6 days per week Continue researching. Start working with your characters. Create a cast list, and include a few lines of description for each of your main characters. You may want to print this off so it… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 4

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September Wrap Up

It's that time again! Send out at least 1 query every week Haven't done this yet, but doing it right now. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Hahahaa! Nope. The thumb I injured a couple of years ago has been acting up, so knitting has been minimal this month.… Continue reading September Wrap Up