My 2019 Reading Favorites

I read 79 books in 2019, which is lower than last year. Considering that I read a lot of my own books (either in editing or in preparing to write something new in a series) that number is actually more like 67. In looking at my spreadsheet where I track my reading, I see long…Continue reading My 2019 Reading Favorites

The long journey to THE BOOK OF MAYHEM

Today (April 16) is release day for book three of The Last Oracle series, The Book of Mayhem (previously titled The Book of Death, more on this name change later). It comes nearly ten months after the second book in the series, The Book of Peril. This is a really long time between releases for…Continue reading The long journey to THE BOOK OF MAYHEM

A Year in Reading: 2018 Wrap-up

2018 was a good year for me with writing and publishing. I published six books, wrote four (and one that was a failure), did some short fiction, and generally had a great time. I also did more reading than I expected, finishing 100 books! Some of those were my own as I did final read-throughs…Continue reading A Year in Reading: 2018 Wrap-up

12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas blog tour

I’m taking part in a FABULOUS fantasy book tour for the first 12 days of December! Each day features a different author, so this is your chance to find new books and win a great prize. See the schedule below, and happy reading! On Tour with Prism Book Tours   12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas We’re excited…Continue reading 12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas blog tour

Book Review: THE LADY AND THE FROG

The Lady and the Frog is a charming tale that riffs off the fairy tale “The Princess and the Frog,” but it’s not a retelling—from the opening scene, it diverges rapidly into a story about magic, curses, and love. I was especially taken with Henry, one of the heroes (one of the strengths of the…Continue reading Book Review: THE LADY AND THE FROG

Monday morning reading

Monday. I don’t actually dread Mondays. They’re like resetting the switch for the week, getting a fresh start. I like to start Monday with a new book, though this week it’s actually an old book called Ripley Under Water. I found the book The Talented Mr. Ripley in New Orleans and gradually became addicted to…Continue reading Monday morning reading

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon update

So far, I’ve made little progress on my stack of books, but I’ve loved what I’ve read: Welcome to Vietnam, Zack Emerson Hill 568, Zack Emerson and a draft of a good friend’s new novel, Desert Rains. Total books read since 9/14: 3 Total pages read: 640 The first two are part of a wonderful…Continue reading Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon update

Comfort Reading

It’s time to Tackle Your TBR Pile! http://www.wishfulendings.com/2015/09/tackle-your-tbr-read-thon-its-kick-off.html I admit it—my TBR pile is enormous. I buy a lot of books I fully intend to read sometime, honestly, or at the very least loan out to people, or keep on hand in case someone needs a book for a school assignment. So why do I…Continue reading Comfort Reading

Young adult fiction doesn’t equal safe

A few months ago I published my second book, THE SMOKE-SCENTED GIRL, and immediately noticed something interesting: a number of reviewers seemed to think it was a young adult book. It was a little disconcerting. I wrote it as an adult novel, with adults who have adult concerns–I suppose it could be called New Adult,…Continue reading Young adult fiction doesn’t equal safe

My Library Adventures

I used to work at the public library. When I told people this, they generally reacted with great enthusiasm, especially the readers, since I think there’s a tiny part of every reader’s soul that’s a librarian—“That would be so great, being surrounded by all those books!” When I explained that my job involved taking carts…Continue reading My Library Adventures