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February 27, 2018

This year has started with a bang. I moved back to my husband's home in Wisconsin. I got a new job working remote for a tech company back in Texas. And I can almost say I've survived another winter. High five to me!

But all of these thing pale in comparison to the fact...

February 5, 2018

 The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle - My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book. I read it as a child and then again a hundred other times. The Last Unicorn has all the elements that makes me love fantasy. It’s character driven, with flawed individuals that don’t always...

November 5, 2017

I've said it before, and it should come as no surprise, but I love books about telepaths. I love speculating how different societies deal with having members amongst them who can read their thoughts. Some would certainly turn against those members.

Jamie McLachlan's ric...

October 1, 2017

I don't often experience writer's block - maybe because of the way I write (it's chaotic as shit) or because my brain never shuts up (thanks...). Either way, when I sit down to write, I usually have a lot to say. My current project (The Forgotten Queen) is coming along...

July 6, 2017

Wolfskin by W.R Gingell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book and I love a good coming of age story. W.R. Gingell's writing is perfect for her spunky, head strong heroine, Rose. I loved Rose from the first page. She's feisty and gritty, but still comes acros...

July 6, 2017

Two and a half years ago, I wrote An Oathbreaker's Vow (though it was named A Gift Freely Given then). The first draft was so bad. The elements for a decent story was there, but I was rusty and overwhelmed. I was terrified that any little setback would put me off writi...

June 25, 2017

I love maps and think all fantasy books benefit from having one - or more. When I start a new book, I draw something rough just to keep myself straight when I'm writing. Early on, I learned the hard way how easy it is to get turned around and have to go back and proof...

May 30, 2017

A book's cover is so important to drawing in readers and getting them excited about the story. I've certainly grabbed a book just because I like the art! But I've found it difficult to know exactly what makes a good cover art. 

A successful cover need to hook a rea...

May 14, 2017

I've finished the first draft of The Remembered Queen. It's in the hands of my alpha reader, so now I need to lay it aside and stop fiddling with it while he works. That means I have time to do other things - which is cool.

Things like writing blog posts! I thought it m...

May 14, 2017

Mind of the Phoenix by Jamie McLachlan My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It should come as no surprise that I really dig stories with telepathic characters. I love them. I love the idea of them and I love seeing how other authors use/deal with them. I was raised on Anne McCaffrey...

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