The History of How to Schedule a Death

How to Schedule a Death drops in 3 days. It’s the darkest book I’ve ever written. It’s also the first book I’ve ever written for an adult audience. Today I’m opening up all my old writing notebooks, blog posts, documents, and file folders. I’m scouring my notes for anything even remotely related to the project. ... Continue Reading →

August 2023 Reflection

One of these months I’ll manage to post to this blog regularly for things BESIDES just analyzing how I did during the month. Apparently, August 2023 was not that time. I keep telling myself I’m going to post to social media more, actually film some of the (amazing, if I say so myself) TikToks I... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: Gearteeth

Gearteeth by Timothy Black A Fantasy, 2012 by Dreamsphere, 411 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Weird formatting, which won’t affect my rating but did affect the readability. The chapter breaks don’t register in a Kindle and there’s no table of contents to use to judge chapter length. Also, there was a break in the middle... Continue Reading →

Book Review Etiquette

I did a post once about things authors do that are red flags to reviewers. But something I didn’t mention in that post is the mistakes authors make AFTER contracting with a reviewer. An author sent you their book, you agreed to review it, that should be the end of the interaction. Except sometimes it’s... Continue Reading →

July 2023 Reflection

Well, July is over. We’re officially, inarguably, into the late half of 2023. Shocking, right? It’s time to take a look at what I managed to get done in July and make plans for moving forward in August.  Let’s talk goals. If you’ve been following along with the blog then you already know that for... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: The Terminal List

The Terminal List by Jack Carr A Mystery/Thriller, 2018 by Atria, 408 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Very detailed descriptions. This isn’t a negative for everyone, I know. But if you don’t like very wordy paragraphs packed with tons of details, consider this a content warning.  Torture, which is a content warning of sorts. It... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: The Innocent One

The Innocent One by Lisa Ballantyne A Mystery/Thriller, 2022 by Pegasus Crime, 352 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: A little predictable and sort of similar to a lot out there in the way the ending played out. I wanted something more unique than I got. The pacing is not consistent throughout the story. The middle... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson YA Contemporary, 2014 by Dial Books, 371 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Jarring switch between chapter 1 and chapter 2. You seriously feel like you missed so much you’re almost in a different world. Of course, I think that was the point. But it’s jarring.  REALLY long... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: Club Dead

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris A Paranormal, 2003 by Orbit, 279 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: The ending leaves way too much unresolved (and that’s coming from me). This felt like the first half of a book, you’ll want to add the next one right to your list. The Bubba stuff was funny in book... Continue Reading →

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