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    The Once and Future Challenge – 1/4 Update!

    I can’t believe I’m already a quarter of the way through my year-long reading of Le Morte D’Arthur. But, since it’s been three months already, I thought I’d do a quick update on how it’s going! Things I’m enjoying so far: It’s great to know I’m around a quarter of the way through the book already. I’m a little behind schedule (about 20-25 pages), but technically it should take me a little less than a year to finish the whole book, so being a bit behind is okay. The unexpected adventures – Okay, let me level with you. Despite this story being full of battles and magic, it’s not the…

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    Cover Reveal: Getting the Brush Off

    It’s been a busy few months! Over the holidays we moved to a new house. We’ve almost got ourselves completely settled, which is good, because as of last week I officially became a mother for the second time. I now have two little boys in my household, which means things are busier than ever! And it’s been a busy time writing-wise, too. I’ve started working on a new story (though it’ll probably be slow-going for a while now, which is wonderfully okay), am in the querying stage for another one, and – the awesome purpose of this post – I finally get to reveal the cover of my upcoming Orca…

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    Giving Thanks

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It’s the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, and I’ve definitely got a lot to be thankful for. But today, I wanted to focus on giving thanks as a writer! This weekend, writer me is thankful for: Marketing and cover discussions for my upcoming Orca Publishing book, Getting the Brush Off (working title). Brush Off is scheduled for release next fall, which means planning officially starts now! It’s so exciting to start thinking about its release, and as we move closer to next fall, I’ll have more and more details to share! More exciting book news that’s on its way…stayed tuned ^_^ The fun of my latest short story…

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    Tales of the Lake Vol. 3

    It’s launch day! Tales of the Lake Vol. 3 is a non-themed horror anthology published today by Crystal Lake Publishing. This particular anthology includes my story “Maybelle” (which pretty awesomely is mentioned on the book’s back cover!) You can order your copy here, and you can also check out what else Crystal Lake Publishing has to offer! Creepy reading, everyone!

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    June Reads & Listens

    June was a better month than May was for reading. It was definitely an unexpected month, though…I didn’t finish the book I thought I’d have done in the first week of June, but I started and finished several reads/listens I wasn’t even planning to begin! What I’ve Read Nine Doors – Vicki Grant I honestly don’t know why I started reading this. I think the cover drew me, and I knew it’d be a quick read so I decided to give it ago. It’s a story about kids who take a game too far and wind up in more trouble than they expected. The ending was a surprise, but the…

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    April Reads & Listens

    April was a light month for reading. After my first physical read of the month, I struggled with what to read next, starting multiple books before finally settling on George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (which will probably take me a few months to get through…so my reads are going to be light for a while!). Some unexpected listens this month, though. What I’ve Read Persuasion – Jane Austen This isn’t intentional, but for the last few years I’ve more or less read one Jane Austen novel a year, usually in the late winter/early spring. I still haven’t read everything by Austen…I have Mansfield Park left to go,…

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    March Reads & Listens

    At one time, I used to keep track of everything I read or listened to. It was fun to compare months and years, to see what my reading trends were, and see how many reads I averaged. It was also a great way to remind myself of authors I’d enjoyed or series I’d started. However, it also started stressing me out…if I saw my book count was low for a particular month, I’d feel bad and rush to read something, even if I didn’t feel like reading a particular book or reading at a fast pace. It made reading more chore-like, which is awful. So I stopped keeping track, which…

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    Evernight Teen’s 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!

    EVERNIGHT TEEN is celebrating their anniversary this month with a 3rd Birthday Blog Hop! ~*~*~*~ It’s EVERNIGHT TEEN’s birthday but we’re giving out the presents with a Grand Prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate! EVERNIGHT TEEN books feature fresh teen fiction that is raw, gritty and real. Whether paranormal, contemporary, sci-fi or suspense, our books are about real issues and pack a strong emotional punch. You’ll find cutting edge fiction that today’s young adults can relate to and will keep you turning the pages long into the night. ~*~*~*~ I’m proud to be an EVERNIGHT TEEN author, and to help celebrate the birthday bash, I hope you’ll enjoy this…

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    Happy 2016, everyone! I first saw this posted on Christina Reads YA, and have since seen it around a few other blogs. I thought it was a neat way to start the blogging year (even if I am a little late!) So I decided to do this for myself! Here are my 2016 Bookolutions. A Series I Plan to Begin: Okay, I’m totally cheating on this one, as I started the series in December. But….my blog, my rules! =P The series I (recently) began was the Orca Secrets series. If you don’t know, this is a series of seven YA mysteries that were released all at the same time, and…

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    Wickedly They Come – Cathrina Constantine

    I’m excited today to share the cover and book blurb from Cathrina Constantine’s new release, Wickedly They Come! ~*~*~*~ Wickedly They Come by Cathrina Constantine A gripping, dark fantasy! A Destined Prophecy: “The White Warrior will be one with Lucifer and God will weep.” Haunting visions and supernatural talents are the norm for the sixteen-year-old warrior, Jordan and her mother Seeley. Together with their formidable angels they find themselves in peril when a wicked sorcerer is determined to fulfill the prophecy to his lord, Lucifer. After an ominous vision of spirits inhabiting teenagers in a local school, Jordan enrolls in the social culture of teendom at Elma High to combat…