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Interview: Mollie Reeder

Last year at Realm Makers, I met Mollie Reeder, and we chatted about everything from steampunk to dinosaurs. I found out about her debut novel The Electrical Menagerie and read a couple of short stories related to it. I kind of fell in love with Sylvester and Huxley and the story world. I read an […]

Sacrifice On the Altar of Ego

Sacrifice On the Altar of Ego

This is an update of a post from May 2016 and is the counterpoint to my blog post from last week, “Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms“. I love Carolyn Arend’s “Altar of Ego”. It’s a song whose lyrics I need to think about often. Last week’s post was about the emphasis placed […]

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

  This is an updated version of a post I did for Mother’s Day 2016. And one, along with its companion that I’ll post next week, are two of my favorites. And giving myself a “day off” seems like a good way to celebrate Mother’s Day. “All I wanted to be when I was a […]

Review: Avengers Infinity War

Review: Avengers Infinity War

First things first: SPOILER ALERT!!!! My family and I had planned on watching  Avengers: Infinity War next weekend but looking at our schedules decided to watch it Sunday instead. No complaining here. I’ve been attempting to stay spoiler-free. And I did for the most part. The one spoiler was major but didn’t ruin it for […]

Review: How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: A Humorous Romance Anthology

How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: a Humorous Romance Anthology is a fun and quick read. Or rather a series of quick reads with a good dose of humor. The anthology is written by a great collection of authors: Janeen Ippolito, H.L. Burke, Kyle Robert Shultz, K.M. Carroll, and Laura VanArendonk Baugh. I […]

Interview with Keven Newsome

Interview with Keven Newsome

  Today, I’m interviewing Keven Newsome, founder of New Authors Fellowship. Celebrating the release of Mantle, Book 4 in his Winter series. Of course, I have to ask how the New Authors Fellowship came to be? Well, the story has been recounted many times here on the NAF website. But it doesn’t hurt to tell […]

Audiobook Review The Shadow Queen

Audiobook Review The Shadow Queen

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of libraries, especially online ones. When we owned a home in Phoenix, I held a city of Phoenix library card. Taxpayer perk. When we sold our house, I gladly forked over the $40 per year to keep my beloved maroon card that’s older than either one of my […]