Some of you may already have guessed from hints I’ve been dropping around here, (and even an outright mention in my new little side-bar bio,) what the project that I’ve had under wraps is. On November 12, Lord willing, my Etsy shop, The Illustrated Life, will be opening for business! I’ve wanted to do this … More It’s Here!
PSA: If you haven’t already heard, I have a serious obsession with the Richard Hannay thrillers by John Buchan. If you are a fan of thrillers or mysteries they are a must read. You’re welcome. Curiously, as big as a fan that I am, I did not start The Island of Sheep with high hopes. … More The Island of Sheep by John Buchan
From the Back Cover: On the leafy Avenue Foch, one of Paris’s most exclusive streets, American doctor Sumner Jackson, his wife, Toquette, and their son Phillip, watched from their apartment at number 11 as the Nazis occupied their block. With the city crawling with spies and murderers, and Jewish residents rounded up and herded onto trains, the family … More Avenue of Spies by Alex Kershaw
For the first time in a long time I have a to-be-read list. This is glorious. It is somewhat lengthy, but this is not a problem. I went at last two Saturdays ago, and within four days of going to the library I had completed The Last of the Mohicans and Pioneer Girl. If I could … More Fall To-Be-Read List
These last few weeks I have clung to summer. I worked a job over July and spent August preparing for my graduation, and coming into September I felt as though I had missed a significant part of the season. I watched unenthusiastically as people posted about their pumpkin spice lattes and Christmas decor appeared on store shelves. … More A Season of Doing
The Good Adventurers was my first completed book. The novelty of having completely written a story to ‘The End’ and the rapid pace at which I progressed through the writing of it really propelled me through. It was not until afterward that I heard of things like character arcs, plot points, and ‘acts’ in a … More The Writing Mistake That Cost Me My Story
*Bounces in* Here I am, graduated, and with about three weeks of summer left. I worked a job over the month of July, and sadly neglected my writing during the course of last month, because I spent the majority of August party planning. The concensus in our house now is that we’d kill ourselves trying … More Long Term Goals