Winter Fairy Tale Reading

With the weather getting colder (we’ve already had SO much snow!), it’s just the perfect time of year for cozy reading. As usual, I have a whole slew of books I’m eager to read, so I thought it would be a great time to not only list a few that I’ve read, my opinions on [...]

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My First Year of NaNoWriMo

After brainstorming, planning, and outlining my next novel for the two or three months previous to November, I felt this year would be as good a time as any to finally participate in National Novel Writing Month. Though I didn't reach 50,000 words, I did reach my own personal goal of 25,000. I loved the [...]

October Love, Wild Wanderings, and a New Book

Fall is here at last in my home of Missouri. Three days ago brisk winds blew in thunderstorms and chilly weather. Leaves are falling from the trees already. All the beaches we love to play and walk on have been temporarily drowned in the swell of the great Missouri River (but that didn’t keep us [...]

Blind Beauty BOOK REVIEW

What a charming, well-told, and heart-touching collection of stories. Though these are fairy tale retellings, don’t expect to hear the same stories you think you’re familiar with. Each has creative and clever twists of its own that kept me reading from start to finish, hardly able to put the book down. It is extremely difficult [...]

The Best Bookish Friendships

Friendships tends to get overshadowed by romances in many books and movies. However, true friendships are some of the best relationships in any book. The possibilities they give for growth and depth, along with the simple joy they bring, are some of the most powerful things in many a beloved story. Here are some of [...]

Favorite Fairy Tale Blog Hop and HUGE Giveaway

Welcome to the 2018 Fairy-tale Blog Hop. Thirteen fabulous fairy-tale authors have gotten together to talk about their favorite fairy tales. Follow the links at the bottom of each blog post to hop to the next author's website. Collect our favorite numbers to total up at the end and enter to win a print collection [...]