Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma Shaw

Even though Modern Persuasion doesn’t come out until March, I want people to get to know the characters.  There are a lot of things I thought about in relation to each character, but these things didn’t need to be in the book.  Two times a month you will have a chance to get to knowRead more

New Knitting Pattern: Tilted Head Hat

I have not talked extensively about my knitting here, but knitting is a big part of my life.  One of the many reasons I like audiobooks is because I can knit while I listen.  Many of the women in my family knit and living in the north east has made it very easy to getRead more

Knitting Adventures: Ravellenic Games

I am suppose to be watching the Olympics, right?  Alas, I am not.  Instead I am watching… well, I am watching anything else.  I just have no interest in the Olympics unless we are talking about the winter and figure skating. What I am interested in is a related knitting competition called the Ravellenic Games.Read more

Weekly Reading: Nora Roberts

For the past couple of months I have been reading 3 Nora Roberts books- the Dream Trilogy.  The three books are Daring to Dream, Holding the Dream, and Finding the Dream.  I don’t typically read romance books and these three books were the only Nora Roberts books I have ever read. The first book is 20 years oldRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo – I won this time!

I won this time! It is August and that means July’s Camp NaNoWriMo is over.  This time, I won, but it didn’t come easily.  I already wrote about my struggle to focus and how I spent too much time trying to explain the rules of the world rather than enjoying the story. In the endRead more

Sorry- I Am Busy Playing Pokemon

I tried to think of something to write today and I kept coming up with nothing.  Why?  Mostly because I am too busy playing Pokemon Go.  I started playing last Thursday and I am obsessed.  I was never a Pokemon fan and I still have very little context for what I am doing.  What IRead more

Weekly Reading: Vampires!

This week I got back into some vampire fiction by reading The Fall, which is the second book in the Strain trilogy.  You are probably aware of the show on FX that starts season 3 in a few days… or may have started already.  I can’t keep up. I have been reading vampire books and watchingRead more

What To Do With The Next Eight Months?

It is going to be 8 more months before Modern Persuasion comes out.  I have tons of things to do between now and then.  I have another novel to edit and submit to publishers.  I have November’s National Novel Writing Month to prepare for.  I have three conferences to prepare for, at least one ofRead more


Writing Wednesday: July’s Camp is Almost Over!

July’s Camp NaNoWriMo session is almost over and I am not doing well.  Why?  My head isn’t as into it as I hoped.  Where is my head?  Sooooo many other places and most of it can be mentioned just yet.  It has to do with November’s plans, how to fill the 8 months between now andRead more

Reading Monday: Your Probably Already Read This One…

This week I finally tackled The Martian– finally! I saw the movie like a month ago when it finally aired on HBO.  You are probably not surprised that I loved both the book and the movie.  Probably because most of you enjoyed both. This was not the only book I finished this week, I also finished TheRead more