Plate Update: Hedgehogs, Nettles, and Orphans

*waves to August* *gawks in surprise that it’s really gone* August was full of celebrations and work and sweet family moments. Here’s a quick update on my full plate last month. 😉 Pleasure read: Wires and Nerve (four stars) The Tail of Emily Windsnap (three stars) The More the Merrier (three stars) Ember Falls (five stars) … More Plate Update: Hedgehogs, Nettles, and Orphans

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

Plate Update: Quilting, the Galaxy, and School

Septemberrrr!! How I love thee!! But I’m supposed to be talking about August, so… *stuffs autumnal Kate back in closet with sweaters* August was a very full and very varied month. 😉 *catches breath* Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. This full plate included cheese sticks and granola bars on the … More Plate Update: Quilting, the Galaxy, and School

Plate Update: Packages, British Accents, and My WIP

A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post called “What’s On My Plate?” Basically it contained a picture of me with a dinner plate piled high with all the books, projects, and notebooks begging for my attention. I’m was grinning kind of wryly and preparing to “dig in” with a huge knife and … More Plate Update: Packages, British Accents, and My WIP

The Beta-Reading Tips at the End of the Universe

Beta-reading is so much fun! I love helping authors improve their stories any way I can and seeing the finished product is always heart happy. 😉 I’ve written a post on it before, geekily titled “The Beta-Reader’s Guide to the Galaxy”, but since then I’ve picked up a few more tips to help myself (and hopefully … More The Beta-Reading Tips at the End of the Universe

Little Free Library Love

We first discovered Little Free Libraries in a book checked out from our regular library. Basically, it’s a small cabinet (almost like a big birdhouse) set up in a central location for neighbors to “take a book, leave a book”. I loved this community-building idea so much, I spent time looking at the website and searching pictures of creative ideas … More Little Free Library Love

Book or Movie?

I watched the movie adaptation of The Book Thief earlier this year and fell in love with it. (Because it’s about words!) ;D Then I got to immerse myself in a filtered copy of the book these past two months, and I fell even harder in love with it. *big grin* If you asked me which … More Book or Movie?