NaNoWriMo 2019 – A Different Approach

It is that time of year again! The time when writers everywhere set themselves the crazy goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. That’s right, I am talking about NaNoWriMo. This year I am going to attempt the challenge, but I am going to do it in a slightly different way.

Packing for Camp NanoWriMo

Packing for Camp NaNoWriMo

In my previous post, I told you that I was going to be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this April, and I told you a bit about how I have been getting ready for camp. Well, along with working on my outline and researching to prep my novel for camp, I have also been busy packing… Continue reading Packing for Camp NaNoWriMo


Getting Ready for Camp (Nanowrimo that is)

Many people have heard of Nanowrimo. For those of you who haven't - Nanowrimo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a writing challenge where writers undertake to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. The goal is to get writers writing. The challenge encourages you to turn off your inner editor and critic and just get… Continue reading Getting Ready for Camp (Nanowrimo that is)

Book Reviews, Graphic novel

Review | Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung

Publisher: Andrews McMeel                   Genre: Graphic Novel Release date: November 7, 2017 Pages: 186 One beautiful, summer Saturday at the end of September, I sat curled up in my basement reading Quiet Girl in A noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung, a book of collected comics centered on the… Continue reading Review | Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung

Book Reviews, Graphic novel

Review | The Scarecrow Princess

Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors         Genre: Graphic Novel/YA Release date: October 24, 2017 Pages: 160 Morrigan Moore moves around. A lot. Both her mother and her brother are novelists who co-write a series based off local myths and legends. The town they've moved to this time is possibly the worst yet, and Morrigan… Continue reading Review | The Scarecrow Princess

Book Reviews, Graphic novel

Review: Anne of Green Gables Graphic Novel

Publisher: Andrews McMeel                   Genre: Graphic Novel Release date: October 24, 2017 Pages: 236 As a lifelong lover of Anne of Green Gables,  I was captured right from this graphic novels' dedication, which reads: "To Lucy Maud Montgomery, who reminds us that nothing is more important than a… Continue reading Review: Anne of Green Gables Graphic Novel


Cozy Corner| September Highlights

Can you believe that we are already into October? Honestly, I can. Ever since about the second week of September I've thought it was October. I wasn't consciously trying to rush September away, but for some reason, October was looming large. And then Summer came back (it has been crazy hot here the last couple… Continue reading Cozy Corner| September Highlights

Book Reviews, Mystery

Review: Death by Eggnog by Alex Erickson

Death by Eggnog  nailed the Christmas elements. The Christmas references all felt natural, and I had no trouble believe that Krissy really was navigating the Christmas season, with all it's snowy goodness. I read this book when summer had yet to dissolve fully into fall... and found myself wishing that it would start to snow so that I could have that Christmas snow feeling in real life. I was literally sitting in shorts dreaming of snow. *slow clap* Well done Erickson. Well done.

Book Reviews, Mystery

Review: Holiday Murder by Leslie Meier

Holiday Murder combines two previously published books in the Lucy Stone mystery series, of which there are currently 25 - Mistletoe Murder and Christmas Cookie Murder. The first book, Mistletoe Murder is also the first book in the series and this combination seemed like the perfect way to dip my toe into the series, which finding a fun mystery to add to my seasonal reading list.

Book Reviews, Mystery

Review: Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany

Body on Baker Street is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. In the tradition of the genre, you don't need to have read the first book to enjoy this one. There is some major character backstory referenced throughout the book, but none of it is necessary to enjoying the story or understanding the characters.