So I found this amazing song…

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  This song was featured at the end of last week’s episode of Reign.  First of all – if you haven’t seen that show, you must check it out.  It’s historical intrigue and debauchery at it’s finest.  Think The Tudors for teens with a love triangle that’s crazy good. Not to mention some awesome music.  […]

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Rambling About: An Abundance of Katherines

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? ― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines I thoroughly enjoyed this John Green novel. If you get the chance to listen to it on audiobook, […]

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Review: Sold

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Sold by Patricia McCormick My rating: 4 of 5 stars “This affliction–hope–is so cruel and stubborn, I believe it will kill me.” -Patricia McCormick, Sold This is a book you wish was just a work of fiction, but sadly there are young girls living this horrifying reality. Sold is about Lakshmi, a thirteen year old Nepali girl […]

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Location, Location, Location

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I belong to a few different chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America.  My novel, FORBIDDEN SECRETS, is a young adult romance with a paranormal twist on Scottish history, so in addition to belonging to the Young Adult Chapter of RWA, I also belong to the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of RWA. Today I’m guest blogging over at FF&P […]

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Halloween According to Me

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I was raised in a very conservative religion, one that didn’t celebrate holidays, especially one as blatantly pagan as Halloween.  There was NO dressing up as a fairy, princess or super hero.  There was NO trick-or-treating.  There was NO handing out candy.  Yeah – we were the family that turned the lights off and pretended […]

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Five Reasons Why

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I have THE BEST volunteer gig, working in the Media Center of my daughter’s school.  I could go on and on about why it’s so freakin’ amazing, but I’ve narrowed it down to a new feature on my blog called Five Reasons Why:  Number Five: A book nerd surrounded by thousands and thousands of books. […]

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New Music Tuesday: Elastic Heart by Sia

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So you know how I listen to BBC Radio 1 to stay up to date on new music headed our way.  Last week they debuted another single from the Catching Fire soundtrack – Elastic Heart by Sia featuring The Weeknd and Diplo.  The first few stanzas of Elastic Heart actually reminded me of Rhianna, but […]

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Why Writing is Like Cliff Jumping

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The other day, while shopping at Publix, I spied a teenager, with her nose in a book as she walked the aisles with her parents. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get close enough to get a good glance at the title. I wondered if it was required reading in English class and whether she was a) behind, […]

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The ever growing TBR pile

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Aye!  My TBR pile runneth over.  At the moment – it’s a bit overwhelming.  Here’s the stack of freebies from RWA. And here are two other piles that I haven’t gotten to yet.        That’s a total of thirty books!!  1.7333 books per week if I don’t add any more books to the pile for […]

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