For one, the subject of this post is pretty obvious, isn't it? I promise y'all a Q&A--y'all supplied the questions, and now I'm supplying the answers! But before we begin, I would like to recommend y'all check out this lovely post on Teen Writers' Nook. There's a little special something (hint: a magazine including an interview with yours truly) at the very bottom! But don't skim--Issabelle has some fabulous content! Also, I had the honor of being interviewed by E.B. Roshan o
Y'all, I am so stoked to share some cover designs I've whipped up in my spare time! They're not perfect or even very good, by any means, but I'd like to know what y'all think! Do you want a cover (or know someone who does)? I'd love to design a mockup, eBook, or wraparound cover for you! Just shoot me a message through the contact form on the homepage and we'll work out the details! What do y'all think? Which are your favorites? What do you think I should try next? Let me kno
The Princess Companion – Melanie Cellier I’ve been wanting to read Melanie Cellier for a long while now. For one, who could resist such beautiful covers? For two, that blurb sounds pretty amazing! For three, I’ve heard a lot of great things about her books, so put the three together, and it’s a no-brainer. I had to at least give her a try. I went into The Princess Companion very hopeful...then, about a page in, I was already prepped to throw in the towel. Throughout the first
*Warnings* #1 This is a long review, so pull up a chair and grab a bowl of popcorn. You’ll be here awhile. #2 When I read a review, I want substantial information. So I will not skimp on the details. Which may mean some spoilers, so watch out. Stars: 2 Synopsis: When a local is found dead in the mountains, US Forest Service Special Agent Terra Connors joins forces with her ex-boyfriend former FBI agent Jack Tanner to find the killer. Favorite Quote: “The direction your life t
Y'all have probably seen this beautiful girl hangin' around my little ol' blog. In fact, she was the one who wrote this fabulous guest post. Not to mention, she's part of the super fantastic Teen Writers' Nook, which you totally need to check out. Oh, and she's also my twin sister. But what you may not know is that Izzy just had her short story, Fairly Impish, published in Owl Hollow Press' Change the World anthology this past month! So that means I get to have my amazing fri
I told y'all it was coming. My review, I mean. I wasn't gonna leave y'all hanging all year or anything. Anyway, I won't waste my time introducing the book. However, if you have no idea what this beauty is about, I advise you to check out this post, and this post, and this post! Or read about the wonderful author here! #thenatureofalady#areyouready#newrelease#favoriteauthor #thesecretoftheisles *Warnings* #1 This is a long review, so pull up a chair and grab a bowl of popcorn.
Well...this mini reviews post is sooo long that I've divided it into two parts. The next part will come sometime before the end of the month (I make no promises). Y'all can click on the covers to view the book on Goodreads! The Girl Who Could See – Kara Swanson If there’s one thing I’ve heard, it’s that Kara Swanson is a fantabulous author. All of the amazing reviews and recommendations of Dust have piqued my curiosity in Swanson’s stories, so naturally I started out small: h
Y'all, I am super excited to introduce to you the lovely Kristina Hall! She is another wonderful Christian indie author of three books--the 2-book Science Falsely So Called series, and Strangers and Pilgrims--and I was so honored to be able to interview her! GJ: What first inspired you to write? KH: I started reading Christian fiction when I was around thirteen, and I haven’t stopped since. Over the years, I’ve identified what I like in Christian fiction and what I don’t like
I have absolutely no idea how to introduce this post, so I'm just going to dive right in! I have several wonderful books that I'd like to share with you--but not only that, I have a boatload of awesome quote graphics (some of which I made)! One of the amazing things I have been learning more and more about these past few months is Heaven. Particularly through Kat Kerr's revelation and experiences, I have been able to not only vividly picture God's country in the sky, but I've
*Warnings* #1 This is a long review, so pull up a chair and grab a bowl of popcorn. You’ll be here awhile. #2 When I read a review, I want substantial information. So I will not skimp on the details. Which may mean some spoilers, so watch out. #3—additional warning reserved only for this review—Here we go...again...I’m trying out yet another method. Let me know what you think: unconstrained stream-of-consciousness; numbered pros and cons; detailed review minus any fangirling
Y’all, I am so blessed to have been tagged by my wonderful friend/self-proclaimed twin sister, Issabelle, for this fun and inspiring tag! Thank you so much, Izzy! You can read her post here! In my “Welcome to 2021!” post, I touched on how God has blessed me and family through such trying times, so if you want to go back and read my earlier reflections, you can do so here! But, looking back at last year from four months into the new year, I know there has been so much more. (D
Well, I'm back! And I'm kicking off this month with a bang! Did you see my last post? I'm starting my first ever blog serial--and it's a continuation of my first ever fantasy story, The River! I'm super psyched about it, so let me know in the comments what you're looking forward to seeing in the next part! So...my main objective with this post is to update you on my progress from last month, during which I was on hiatus (ish...I never really stop working at all). I had a TON
*Warnings* #1 This is a long review, so pull up a chair and grab a bowl of popcorn. You'll be here awhile. #2 When I read a review, I want substantial information. So I will not skimp on the details. Which will mean some spoilers, so watch out. #3—additional warning reserved only for this review—I may rant. As in, babble incoherently about my feelings for this book. And I may spend more of my time examining the characters rather than actually reviewing the book. So beware. I’
So...I'm officially doing something crazy. Like, crazier than usual. I'm doing a serial. On here--my beloved blog. And although it may seem like I stole this idea from my good friend Emily (whose blog serials are awesome--you should totally check them out), I would advise you not to assume such. You might besmirch my reputation. Anyway, it is a good idea. So I may or may not have commandeered it. Commandeered, mind you; not stole. It's a nautical term. But back to the point..