“Old Natalia, soon after Captain Blackstar saved king and cause on the shores of Ayman Lake. Battered, but determined, Whitson Mariner leads his displaced rabbits into new dangers on a journey to their undiscovered home. Whitson the king, Lillie the queen, Prince Lander, and loyal Massie Burnson must rise from the wreckage of betrayal to … More Book Review: The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner
Yesterday, I tried to write a post about some things we authors do that can tire out or even turn away readers. It was coming out too negative, ranty, and unhelpful. In an attempt to rework it, I was trying to think of a title and suddenly realized that the perfect post on this had … More 5 Ways to Frustrate Readers (Guest Post)
This is the story of a girl, her chocolate, and the first draft that brought them together. Once upon a time, I spied a good sale on candy bars and decided to buy a couple, write goals on them, and eat them when I reached the goals. (I felt so cool writing on their wrappers! … More Victory, Thy Name Is Chocolate
“Hope is hard to come by these days. Whether it’s heart disease or cancer, job failure or addiction, natural disasters or family disasters, mass murders or mental illness, there are so many reasons to be overwhelmed. In a world full of instability, we do not need more opinions or hunches; we need the definitive declarations … More Book Review: Unshakable Hope
Sarah Grace is an amazing friend, booklover, and reviewer, and now I can add author to that list! Today I have the privilege of interviewing her about her debut novella Live Without You! Join me in welcoming author Sarah Grace Grzy to Once Upon an Ordinary! *applause*Thank you thank you! It’s an honor! Sarah Grace, … More Sarah Grace Grzy Interview
Today Lilian (super cool blogger and reviewer at Green Tea with Books) and I are doing a very bookish collab. 😀 Basically, we’re giving you all a peek at our TBRs (well, the mini versions, anyway) and a chance to help us decide on what to read next. (And we’ll be sure to update you … More Vote for What We Read! (Collab with Lilian, Part 1)
Happy National Love and Chocolate Day!!! Here is a poem for you… Today all the authors are sharing about their romance novels, running giveaways and promos, and injecting cute graphics into my social media feed. Naturally, I thought today would be a perfect day to share about my romance novel Kiera. Except, minor problem. Kiera … More It’s Not a Romance… Oops!
“Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid. Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the … More Book Review: Anomaly
One magical day last month, someone mentioned shopping on Book Outlet, and I immediately went into research mode. Shopping + books + I-didn’t-know-about-a-book-thing = research mode. I found their site and browsed happily for a while, then posted this on Goodreads. Seriously, it was amazing. I’ve been to bookstores and used book sites before of … More What a Haul!
“A harrowing adventure inside enemy territory. Heather and Picket are plunged into the darkness of Morbin’s shadow, fighting to bear the flame of the cause and light the way for rabbitkind’s upright insurrection. Hope for a Healing Work for the Mending Fight for the Rising” (from Goodreads) *zips lips against spoilers* *realizes I won’t be … More Book Review: Ember Rising!