Childhood

As I look through the books I’ve read so far this year on my Goodreads challenge, I’ve noticed I read a good bit of fiction geared toward younger readers. There are two main reasons for this. One, they are just generally happier and cleaner stories. 😉 Two? Well, that reason is more of an accident. … More Childhood

Book Report

First the good news then the bad news. The good news is that after holding several library books hostage for months, I finally worked through all of them but one. Some were too boring (or inappropriate) to bother with and promptly got sent back. Another ran out of renewals. *sticks out lip* But the majority … More Book Report

The Director

There’s this thing that authors aren’t supposed to do. A deadly thing. So deadly they put it in a foreign language. It’s called deus ex machina. It literally means “god from the machine” a term used for the part in Greek and Roman plays when a “god” would descend into the middle of the play … More The Director

Victoria Lynn Interview

I am so excited to be interviewing author Victoria Lynn about life and her debut release London in the Dark. (Seriously, y’all–THIS BOOK! I’ll be reviewing it later this week, so stay tuned for some Dudley fangirling.) About the Book London, 1910 Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. London is being ravaged by … More Victoria Lynn Interview

Plate Update: Dessert, British Detectives, and Edits

February is the shortest month of the year, right? Well, this one felt very looooonnng and jam-packed! 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. This full plate was a pretty balanced diet. Not to mention that huge dish of dessert…  Beta-read and read for review: Emmeline (five stars!) Beyond the Horizon (four … More Plate Update: Dessert, British Detectives, and Edits

Draft One–Done!

I finished the first draft of “Kiera” last week. Saturday to be exact, so I had more time to write. It was also raining, so I was feeling extra creative. Armed with these advantages and one more ingredient–encouragement from my family and a friend who let me recite the whole plot to her–I finished. 😉 … More Draft One–Done!