Adventures, Writing

Love Thy Villain

I have a soft spot for villains. To be clear, there's no sinister plot lurking here. I strive to love everyone, to be forgiving and kind. So then, why is it so easy to relate to the antagonist in a story, sometimes more than the hero? Villains are the antithesis of loving, forgiving, and kind.… Continue reading Love Thy Villain

Adventures, Goodreads, Reading

Fun and Casual, Scifi Reads from the Road

Moving plus holiday travel equaled lots of time on the road (and in the air). Seems like the perfect time to catch up on reading, but it really depends upon the type of book. I enjoy books that fully immerse me into their skillfully woven, complex tapestry, but not when I can't give them my… Continue reading Fun and Casual, Scifi Reads from the Road

Reading

Cover Reveal for ‘Common’

Laurie Lucking, a friend and fellow ACFW member, weaves fairy tale romance into fantasy adventure stories for young adults. Her debut novel, 'Common', is scheduled to release in February 2018. And I'm thrilled to share the beautiful cover design for her book. Congratulations, Laurie! I am so happy for you! Without further ado... About 'Common'One person… Continue reading Cover Reveal for ‘Common’

News & Events, Writing

NaNoWriMo 2017

November is NaNoWriMo! This will be my second year (third, if you count participating in Camp NaNoWriMo the year before last). I have yet to 'win', but I will not stop trying! For those who may not know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month.  It is a challenge for writers to crank out fifty thousand… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017

Goodreads, Reading

Book Review: Lawless by Janeen Ippolito

Having previously been introduced to Janeen Ippolito's writing in her short story, "Superhero Publicist", in the "Hall of Heroes" anthology, I jumped at the opportunity to request and receive a free copy of "Lawless: the Ironfire Legacy" for the purposes of a review. The characters really brought this book to life for me. The tangled… Continue reading Book Review: Lawless by Janeen Ippolito