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  • Review: A Magic Dark and Bright

    She meant to help a ghost…not unleash a curse. Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the Woman in White since the night her brother died.  The ghost seems to have disappeared from the woods surrounding Asylum, Pennsylvania—that is, until Charlie Blue moves into the creepy old MacAllister House next door. Amelia can’t help liking him, even though […]

  • Rock The Vault: Celebrating The Urban And Rural Setting Thesaurus Duo

    As we storytellers sit before the keyboard to craft our magic, we’re usually laser-focused on the two titans of fiction: plot and character. Yet, there’s a third element that impacts almost every aspect of the tale, one we really need to home in on as well: the setting. The setting is so much more than […]

  • The constant refrain of and and and… (#IWSG)

    The other day, I was going about my business, doing the usual picking up of the house and I became suddenly overwhelmed. In every single room, there was noise. Loud noise. Sometimes a few different types of noise. Music or videos or a TV show or all of it all at once and I. couldn’t. […]

  • IWSG: Working Through It

    Every year I have to watch out for a downward spiral around this time. There are several factors at play to do with failed friendships and lost loved ones that make this time of year hard for me. Every year is different in how much I’m affected depending on how much is on my plate. […]

  • The Case of the Disappearing Katie

    As soon as I typed that title, I immediately thought of The Cat Who… books. My grandma used to read them constantly. As far back as I can remember, she had shelves and shelves of books. It makes me wonder if the love of reading is hereditary=) But, that’s all beside the point of this […]

  • #IWSG: Creativity and Depression

    About a year ago, I talked about depression. It was a difficult and necessary post. As such, I thought it important to discuss again. No one has the exact same experience as anyone else, but the act of expressing your own problems can help others with similar problems in some way shape and form. A […]

  • A Day in the Life

    This is a normal weekday during the school year.* 6:30 am – Wake up and count my spoons. This usually takes about 20-30 minutes. I get out of bed, sit at my desk, and get on my phone to check my social media and email while my body slowly lets me know what I can […]

  • A Look at One Stop for Writers

    There are times in every writing career where the act of writing is as easy as pulling the teeth of a hibernating grizzly just before spring. It’s at this point that writers usually start questioning their career choice. Wouldn’t it be the bee’s knees if there were something out there that could help during all […]

  • Fast Meals for Deadlines: Bean and Cheese Quesadilla

    One of the many things writers face when on deadline is hunger. It’s a terrible, terrible thing. You have words to write or fix! You don’t have time for hunger! But your brain needs fuel to function. So, a compromise is in order… How about something quick, easy, and delicious to make your tummy and […]

  • Most Anticipated (by me) Books of 2016

    A whole slew of new and awesome books are coming out this year and I thought I’d share some of the books I’m most looking forward to. In no particular order…  Beyond the Red by Ava Jae About: Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female […]

  • Recent Reads

    It’s been far too long since I’ve done one a Recent Reads! I’m going to try to make it a monthly feature, so there won’t always be this many books… Though I can hope, right? 😉 For those new to WRL, Recent Reads is when I go over the books I’ve read recently and leave […]