Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Anne

Anne is never really appreciated in the original Pride and Prejudice.  She’s a tool for her mother to control others and live out a fantasy of being a mother.  She is silent and sickly.  I suspect she was pretty freaking angry most of the time.  I think she was sitting there silently seething at aRead more

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Not A Book Tour: Disneyland December 2017 (part 2)

Last week I told you about the first day of the trip and went over some of the things I got a bit obsessed with.  Today, I’m going to tell you about day two of our Disneyland adventure. I didn’t walk as much over the next two days as I did on day one, butRead more

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Ways to Grow as an Author: Feedback in Reviews

I love my friends and family. I love that I’m surrounded by supportive people who enjoy reading and want me to be a successful author. I know this is not something that all writers (and sometimes most writers) are lucky to have. I’ve heard stories from other authors about what it’s like and how theyRead more

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Not A Blog Tour: Disneyland 2017 pt 1

While Fredrick’s book tour stopped in Los Angeles, my trip out to California was primarily to go to Disneyland with my sister.  I did spent time in L.A., but not the way a 1st time tourist might expect to do.  I decided, since there is so much to talk about, to split this into twoRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Katherine

Happy New Year everyone!  Phi Alpha Pi will be released in less than 6 months away!  Today we dive back into the book’s character profiles.  I personally love Lady Katherine in the original story and in other fan fiction.  Probably because I see a lot of the type of woman I want to be inRead more

Goals for 2018

Last Friday I talked about how I did with my goals for 2017. I was pretty pleased with the progress I made. This week, let’s look at the goals I’m setting for 2018. Health We started here last year, so let’s do that again this year. I mentioned last week that I need to findRead more

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Not A Book Tour: Miami

I had a lot of reasons to be in Miami this past October.  While my trip to Vermont had almost no relation to writing (unless I write a story about driving through Vermont), my trip to Miami was full of writing related activities. The main reason I went to Miami when I did was toRead more

Thinking Forward and Looking Back

When I sat down and wrote out my goals for 2017, I had no idea what the year would bring me. I had an idea, but in reality I knew all of it was probably going to change. I always feel like I have to keep things constantly in the air and to be readyRead more

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Not A Book Tour: Vermont

October was a big month for travel because I had two big trips.  The first was a trip to Vermont for a library conference.  I was going as a leader within the within the organization and because I was going to be doing a session about bullet journaling.  It has been a few years sinceRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Jorge

The best villains are the ones you love to hate and hate to love.  George Wickham was that villain in Pride & Prejudice.  As I played with modernizing him, I needed to find a way for him to manipulate people to pity him.  Wickham is the master of playing to pity.   I realized he isRead more