Everybody loves confessions, right? Something about spilling our deepest, darkest secrets always seems to get the excitement buzzing, doesn’t it? I’m not sure what it is, but realizing that other people are just as flawed and screwed up as I am is always so appealing. Or maybe it’s not that serious and we’re just talking books, here. That’s okay too. Well, now it’s my turn to join in the fun. Time to get down and dirty and reveal to you my deepest, darkest, most private EVER Bookish Confessions. I Hate Hardbacks Okay fine, that’s not true. I actually really like hardback books. BUT. What I hateRead More →

BREAKING NEWS: I’m obsessed with fairytales! I know, shocker, right? You would think after twenty(-something) odd years I’d have grown out of this by now, but no. I know most folks are pretty sick of the thousandth rendition of Cinderella and Snow White, but I say BRING ‘EM ON! It’s no secret that Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favorite fairytale, and authors could write about it till even the cows don’t want to come home anymore and I still wouldn’t get sick of it. But. That is not what we’re going to talk about today. Instead, I’m turning my attention to the still-somewhat-common-but-not-quite-TOO-commonRead More →

Every time I think I’m done writing terrifying posts I prove myself wrong. I’m going to be incredibly open right now. Like, way more than I’ve been in the past. I’m putting myself completely out there now, and I’m going to be genuine in stating I’m terrified to post this. Problematic books and the issues that surrounded them are huge, and I know that as a half-white, cis American woman there are a lot of things I don’t know. A lot of things I can’t know. I’m terrified of saying the wrong thing, of hurting people or making the situation worse. But as an aspiringRead More →

What’s this? A NEW BOOK!?!? Why yes, yes it is, and you should be very excited about it. I’ve been toying with the idea of a Golden Goose retelling for a couple of years now, but every time I went to work on it something always felt off. So I put the general concept on the backburner and let the overall concept simmer for a while. I knew it would come to me when the time was right. WELL THE TIME IS RIGHT PEOPLE. For trying to be an author, I’m pretty terrible at putting into words how flingin’ flangen’ exciting this is when itRead More →

My cover is coming!!!! Alright, so bear with me guys, this post is going to be a little all over the place. To clarify, I am not posting my book cover reveal…YET! I still have a few more weeks left until I get to work with my amazing and talented cover designer. But but but! Stick around anyway! Because I’m going to talk about books! And covers! And really, really interesting things! Truthfully I just want to dance around and sing a little bit because designing the covers for my novels is quite possibly the most fun aspect of creating a book. I mean, afterRead More →

Another difficult post, and this time…it’s personal. I’ve had a lot of false starts on my writing. Like many, it’s something I’ve been passionate about for a very long time, but I never really knew how to turn it into something outside more than just a hobby. I’d try for a few months, get frustrated, and then give up. Rinse and repeat. At the beginning of 2017 I reached a point in my life where decided I had enough. No more wasting my time or waiting around for that bolt of lightning to strike. I had dreams, and it was MY responsibility to make themRead More →

Today we’re talking about New Adult books. What is New Adult, you may ask? Well, mysterious voice from the abyss, let me tell you. New Adult (NA), as defined by the very-trustworthy Wikipedia, is defined as: a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket. It tends to focus on issues such as leaving home, developing sexuality, and negotiating education and career choices. So basically, a lot like YA but just….older. Sad to say, NA never really took off. Instead, it eventually fizzled out to another branch of romance focusing almost exclusively on freshman college girls exploring their sexual adventures at campus. Um, notRead More →

Time for something a little bit different today! Let’s talk books. It’s true, this blog leans more toward writing than reading. But that doesn’t mean I’m not obsessed with books. Would I be writing them if I wasn’t? No. No I would not. The truth is, I LOVE reading and learning about new books! Reading reviews and discussions fuels my creativity, and I like seeing the subtle changes literature is taking toward becoming inclusive of characters who aren’t all white, cis and able-bodied. We all want to see ourselves represented in some way, to make our voices heard. And some voices are more heard thanRead More →