Are You Reading Enough?

If you’re reading this post, that means that you’re probably a reader, an author, or a lost internet-wanderer. ūüėČ (I’m glad you found me!) Basically, it means you probably have a thing for¬†books. You are¬†so not alone. But I want to take a moment and talk to the writers out ‚Ķ Continue reading

What Makes You Buy a Book?

What makes you buy a book? I used to be an impulsive book buyer. (Can anyone relate?) Nice cover? Buy. Hype from a friend? Buy. The book¬†just fell into my hands? Buy. But then I ended up with shelves¬†and shelves¬†of books that I didn’t actually love. Some of those books–with ‚Ķ 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 ‚Ķ 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 ‚Ķ Continue reading

Is NaNoWriMo Even Possible? 11 Authors Prove “YES.”

Yes, I’m joining the crazies. I’m attempting NaNoWriMo 2016. Already, my brain keeps whispering,¬†It’s okay if you only make it to 5k instead of 50k. But I’m trying to be stronger than my brain. (Um…what?)¬†I’m trying to dream of big word counts and flying fingers. (So far I’m failing and ‚Ķ Continue reading

48 HOURS: How to Survive the Launchpocalypse

Can someone just scream “48 HOURS!” in my face please? Thank you. This week’s “regular” blog post will be on Friday…THE DAY A TIME TO RISE RELEASES. Which is in 48 hours. FORTY-EIGHT HOURS, PEOPLE!! (Actually, technically less than that. Something like 36? BUT I’M AN AUTHOR I CAN’T DO ‚Ķ Continue reading

Top 10 Bookish Items For Your Writing Space

  A¬†writing space is sacred. It is where worlds are built, characters are born,¬†and spells are cast from different handwriting.¬†So I figured it’s about time I showed you my writing space, and the bookish items in it that inspire me. Last week we had company over so I cleaned my ‚Ķ 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 ‚Ķ Continue reading