Book Review: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

“The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It’s practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful … More Book Review: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Dueling Book Stacks

I have two book stacks calling to me right now. The books behind me, and the books before me… It’s really the best terrible situation to be in. The Books Behind Me (a.k.a. My Review Stack) Ah, my lovely review stack! (The Kindle is representing two novels and a short story I read on it.) … More Dueling Book Stacks

Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms

July is a very hard month to sum up because it was so FULL. So I’m probably forgetting something. 😉 Anyway, last month’s plate was full of I-am-editing-oh-wow snacks and now-I’m-at-the-convention-for-two-days snacks. 😉 Anyway, here’s a quick update on my full plate last month. 😉 Pleasure read: Sweet on You (three stars) Wonder (five stars ❤ … More Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms

Stories As Bridges

I was standing behind our display of beautiful leather briefcases propping up shiny, thick books. And after a day and a half of helping run the Generation Rising booth, I was running out of words and ways to explain my new novel. “You wrote this?” A nod. “What is it about?” Sometimes I just recycled … More Stories As Bridges

Allyson Kennedy Interview

I love discovering new authors, don’t you? Especially independent authors. 😀 I seriously can’t wait to read this author’s debut novel, but for now, let’s get to know her! Join me in welcoming author Allyson Kennedy to Once Upon an Ordinary! *hands you lemonade* *Accepts lemonade* Thank you, ma’am! It’s great to be here! Allyson, tell us a bit … More Allyson Kennedy Interview