I’ve fallen down on the job of keeping track of one of my favorite authors, apparently. When Hope Ann announced her upcoming book Dust to Flame, I was surprised and delighted. 😉 Today I get to share the (gorgeous) cover with y’all! I’m really fan of the fonts. They look as if they’ve been intricately … More Dust to Flame Cover Reveal!
Okay, so it’s Black Friday again. *sucks in breath* Remember that sale last year with 150+ indie books available? It’s happening again with 280 or so books in it this time. 😮 😍 I browsed through the titles today, and it was so exciting to see so many of my favorites on sale for $0.99 … More Oops, Books Are on Sale
Last Thursday, we hurried inside the church building, running a little late and more than a little in danger of getting wet from the rain that poured down. I love rain so much. Thunderstorms as wild and loud as a fireworks show… sheets of rain blowing sideways like unsteady toddlers… drizzles of rain too weak … More Baby in a Raincoat
“Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn’t know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn’t stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him. Hoping to find some sense of closure, Hadley attends Archer’s funeral. There, she is … More Book Review: In 27 Days
Welcome to Kate’s Curation of Lovely Things, the part of the show where Kate comes out and curates lovely things. Or in English, she shares with you some things she’s been loving lately. 😉 My fantastic nephews were over a lot last week, and we took them to the library to bring home approximately a … More A Few Lovely Things
Not to freak anyone out or anything, but it’s 39 days until Christmas. Isn’t that awesome?!! And I *think* my crazy Southwest weather might finally be turning the corner into coldness. 😉 It’s also only 13 days until A Very Bookish Christmas (a.k.a. the first anthology I’ve ever been published in, and I love the … More A Very Bookish Christmas UPDATE!
“Property Jones lives happily with her mum and brother in their cozy old bookshop, even if there aren’t many books on the worn shelves and it’s always a bit too chilly inside. Lately, though, her mum has been making a lot of nerve-calming tea as she does the accounting, and Property is beginning to worry … More Book Review: The Bookshop Girl
Words are happening!!! Last week I added 4k, give or take, new words to my current story. I’m a NaNoRebel, and there were some snacks. XD My disastrous christening was perfectly disastrous, and I surprised myself with some new details and character developments I wasn’t expecting. The dog in it is slowly morphing to have … More More Words!
“I love your shoes.” “Thank you.” A little while later, “Where did you get them?” I answered as best I could, amazement and a little sense of wonder growing inside. This compliment came from E, a freckle-faced, wide-eyed four-year-old, one of 14-18 kids I get to hang out with as a childcare volunteer. She had … More My Shoes Have Bows
October was weirdly half-autumn, half-summer, but it was a good month. 😉 Last month’s full plate included some cheesecake. 😀 Here’s an update on my full plate… Pleasure read: Beneath a Prairie Moon (four stars) Perception (four stars) How to Read a Book (picture book, three stars) The Bookshop Girl (five stars) Beta-read (eeek!): Gingerbread … More Plate Update: LEGO, Sherlock Holmes, and Autumn