Book Review: “Monster” by Michael Grant

“Writers—even unpublished ones—loved characters, and Shade Darby was definitely a character.” (Chapter 3, Monster by Michael Grant) As a reader, there is a delicious pleasure when you finally hold in your hand a book that’s been long awaited. “Monster” by

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Writing & Reading . . . Well, Mostly Writing

It’s been about a month since my last post and probably one of the longest periods I’ve been away from this blog. As a freelance writer, the tide of work ebbs and flows. When it’s ebbing, I find myself spending

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The Mapmaker Chronicles: Breath of the Dragon by A.L. Tait

“But after that, it all came down to the map. Which meant it all came down to Quinn.” The crew of the Libertas has been out at sea for months. They’ve faced thieves, pirates, strange creatures, and near-death multiple times.

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Book Review: When The Timer Dings: Organizing Your Life To Make The Most of 10 Minute Increments by Katharine Grubb

First, I need to offer an apology to author Katharine Grubb, because I actually finished this book a few weeks ago — does my untimeliness for posting my review mean I failed at learning how to organize my life to

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Book Review: The Mapmaker Chronicles: Prisoner of the Black Hawk, by A.L. Tait

“I guess that’s the secret then,” he said. “As long as someone has hope for you, there’s a chance things will turn out okay.” (Quinn Freeman, The Mapmaker Chronicles: Prisoner of the Black Hawk by A.L. Tait)   Quinn, Ash,

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And, I’m Back.

So actually I wasn’t really gone, just away from the blog because of my freelance work and because I was doing a THING. What thing? Very glad you asked. I made the monumental decision (cue fluttery heartbeat) to enter Pitch

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Book Review: The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World by A.L. Tait

“You cannot change what other people will do. You can only change how you will react to those things.” (Zain, The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World by A.L. Tait)   The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the

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Book Review: The Collector by Nora Roberts

“Fictional people are people too, otherwise why would we care what happens to them?” Lila Emerson, THE COLLECTOR by Nora Roberts The Collector by Nora Roberts released in 2014 and I finally picked up my copy — I know, I

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Book Review: The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

I picked up my copy of The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch on a whim. I’d not read this author but the cover drew me in and then after reading the jacket blurb, I knew I  had to take the

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Book Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

“Who would ever want movies or TV when there are books?” Tiberius Blackthorn (Lord of Shadows, by Cassandra Clare) Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare is Book Two of The Dark Artifices and A Shadowhunter Novel, continuing the epic story

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