Magic and family and winter and...nuts!
First, persevere: Stephanie Garber’s Caraval
Read Stephanie Garber's Caraval, but don't stop when you get to the end of the story.
Don’t miss these book-to-screen adaptations
It’s movie and television award season, and once again I haven’t seen any of the front runners (unless The Last Jedi’s Oscar nom for Best Sound Editing counts). I did start watching Mudbound on Netflix a few weeks ago, but between this and that, haven’t finished it...yet. I will though, because (spoiler!) I have it … Continue reading Don’t miss these book-to-screen adaptations
Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Great world-building and interesting characters compensate for superficial emotional resonance in fantasy favorite A Darker Shade of Magic.
The Language of Thorns: Expansion Pack
Here is a collection of my favorite Thorn-y tributes as well as some suggestions for savoring the book even after you’ve finished devouring it.
Podcast Review: Writing Excuses
Need a weekly dose of writing inspiration and guidance? Check out the Writing Excuses podcast.
Taking the Leap into the Writing Life
Because you found my blog, I know you like to read (or you’re related to me). I’m guessing you might also harbor a longing to write, whether deep down in your secret longing place or out there in the open for all to see. I had such a longing, for a very long time, and … Continue reading Taking the Leap into the Writing Life
Book Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
With The Language of Thorns, a collection of six fairy tales set in the fantasy Grishaverse of her previous novels, author Leigh Bardugo serves up a challenge to disrupt the tropes that stifle us with a deliciously decadent dose of gingerbread, wood smoke, and fox-fur coats.
My TBR List: Winter 2018
I’m writing this post during the first winter storm in Southern California of 2018. We’re expecting two- to four-inches of rain over the next 48 hours. Here is where I would normally make a crack about the news coverage—“News alert! Winter Storm of 2018! Don’t drive anywhere!!”—but with the recent fires in the Santa Barbara … Continue reading My TBR List: Winter 2018
Hiddensee: Expansion Pack
Not ready to leave Hiddensee? Check out this author interview, author illustration, and my favorite bookstagram.