When I was younger, I spent a lot of time alone. Well, not entirely alone. I had plenty of friends—just not the kind anyone else could see. I’d spend hours having swashbuckling misadventures with a colorful cast of friends derived completely from my imagination. Sometimes, the six boys who also spoke English in our tribe would join in–my brothers and… View Post
The Siren by Kiera Cass My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read the Selection Series. This book is not the Selection Series. And honestly? That is very, very good thing. The Siren is a sweet, heartbreaking, clever and well-written fairy tale retelling based off of The Little Mermaid. – This story treads the delicate line between whimsy and horror…. View Post
The Blue Door by Christa Kinde My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had the pleasure of getting to meet Christa Kinde at a book signing event (and then later at a writers conference!). her vivid smile and passion for writing scripture-filled novels that cast a new light into the spiritual realm was contagious. As a novelist myself who has… View Post
A Time To Die Nadine Brandes Review Parvin is wasting her life. But, then again, so is everyone else in her village, hiding behind a massive wall that splits America in half, working their lives away day after day in dull routine. The difference is that Parvin realizes she is wasting what little time she has left. For her, each… View Post
We’ve all met them. Those villains who are so bad they’re good—scary, make-you-wet-your-bed-while-reading, desperate-to-turn-the-page-but-not-wanting-to, good. These are the Saurons…the Jokers…the President Snows of our acquaintance. With each name, something pops into your head. Something terrible, blood thirsty, cruel…but worth remembering. A cautionary tale, or at least a reason to fight for the light. You know who I’m talking about…. View Post
Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. You go to meet a friend who’s been in the hospital…or that random lady in the supermarket…or whatever the case may be. The truth remains: Dealing with sick people is awkward. Or, is it just me? Not only is it awkward, but it can be tense, and even cause more pain when not… View Post
Hello there, brave soul who has dared to click on this post! I promise this will be significantly less depressing and less complicated than most conversations about diseases are. (Hopefully) Even if it will be more in-depth than my first post.
Hello there! I’d like to just take a second to tell you about the new short story I got published! Eeeep!