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!
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!
I sat down to write the other day and got so happily derailed. 😀 NaNoWriMo emailed me about their new beta site with a snazzy video about how it worked, then my sister emailed me about it, and then, of course, I had to go see what the buzz was all about. GUYS, I LOVE … More Curiosity (Almost) Killed My Writing Time
January, a month full of beginnings and course corrections and wondering about more course corrections. 😉 This month’s full plate was jam-packed with special foods (cheesecake, peanut butter cookies, gluten-free cake, etc.) since it was our most birthday heavy month. 😉 Anyway, here’s a quick update on my full plate last month… Pleasure read: The … More Plate Update: Picture Books, Canvases, and Libraries Galore
Remember that time a review copy saved me from the agonies of a terrible library book? I had loved the first book in that series, Shallows by Denver Evans, and book two, Phantoms, was just as good. 😀 Guess what??!! Book three is coming out in just a month, and I get to show you … More Look What’s Coming! (Cover Reveal + Giveaway)
As I was pondering what to write about today (and praying about it too), I read today’s devotional and knew it was something I needed to share with you. It applies to life and writing both. 😉 “As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him— to give God “elbow room.” We … More Leave Room for God
Lately, I’ve been doing some things. Some bookish, artistic, Kate-ish things. One of my goals this year has been to read through the Bible. My family is doing a reading plan that integrates with videos from The Bible Project, and it’s been amazing so far! We just read about the Exodus. I’ve also been reading … More Doings of Kate
I wrote a post a while ago about how I didn’t listen to music while writing and instead preferred to gather inspiration from it between writing sessions. More recently though (probably because of looooonnng hours writing and editing Kiera), I’ve discovered several songs that help get my creative juices flowing while writing without distracting me … More A Smorgasbord of Writing Music