2016, You’re Done. 2017…Here I Come.

Last year I skipped the whole 2016 wrap-up + 2017 goals post. I love reading other people’s resolutions and it’s about time I did one of my own again. (Actually, I think I skipped only last year, so really it hasn’t been that long since I did this.) So . . . did … Continue reading

10 Ways To Have A Bookworm Christmas

You’re a bookworm. It’s Christmas. And sometimes we bookworms tend to get lost and confused amidst the holidays and books and gift cards and book money and bookish gifts. So I’m here to guide you in the fine art of perfecting a bookworm Christmas. (Tweet this) Are you ready? Here we … Continue reading

12 YA Books Paired With 12 Christmas Songs

I’m a Christmas music snob I can’t just listen to the generic department-store music. I hand pick each song that goes into my playlist and it goes in only with a very specific reason: Maybe it’s a song that hubby grew up listening to during Christmas. Or maybe it’s the song … Continue reading

What’s On Your Fall 2016 To-Read List?

There are two times of year when I really read. The first is early winter, because I’m on a “new-Year’s-resolution” high and I’ve usually just set a new Goodreads reading goal that’s way beyond my actual reading means. The other time is in the fall, when so many epic books are set … Continue reading

A Time to Rise: Cover Reveal & Giveaway

  Here we are, friends. The last and final cover reveal for the Out of Time Series. *deep breath* Three years ago–almost to the day–I received the contract offer for my trilogy from Marcher Lord Press (now Enclave Publishing, an imprint of Gilead Publishing.) At the time, only A Time to Die had been … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Buy From Bookstores

Bookstores — these beautifully torturous sources of inner turmoil for us poor bookworms. Do we go inside and buy books? Browse while leaving our wallets in the car? Avoid them altogether because we know our weaknesses? I don’t know! I DON’T KNOW! Actually I do know. All good bookworms are fans … Continue reading

Why Don’t Authors Write Book Reviews?

Do you ever wonder why authors don’t usually write book reviews? Maybe they don’t read books. (Yeah,we hate those things.) Maybe they don’t have any opinions. (We…are…zombiiiiieeees) Maybe they don’t realize how important or awesome reviews are. (HA! As if…) Maybe they’re too scared. (Yeah, because writing books and having the … Continue reading