Category: Life

things of 2015

If 2014 was the year of traveling, 2015 has been the year of author events. I discovered, somewhere along the way that there’s a lot of great book community activity around me and I jumped into the middle of it. Even made a new friend on New Year’s Eve. The other part of this year […]

December 14, 2015 | Posted in Arizona, Enchanted Storms, Life, Tattered Heart
Their Fractured Light

This story is not nearly as much fun as the one for These Broken Stars. Mostly I was excited to see Amie and Meg again because they are so much fun. And to complete the trilogy and get Their Fractured Light. I had no idea I would laugh so hard or be so giddy when […]

December 1, 2015 | Posted in author events, Life
Every day sci-fi

I was thinking about my topics for Sci-fi November, considering what I wanted to explore in the genre or specific books or tv shows to discuss, I realized everything is kind of sci-fi these days. It’s really not, but in some ways sci-fi has strayed in very ordinary places. Some stories have space ships and […]

November 9, 2015 | Posted in Life
Rick Riordan and Chasing Magnus

I have yet to blog about any of the author events I’ve been to this year. I took pictures (which I will belatedly instagram) and got signed books (yay!) and that has been enough for me. But I went to Rick Riordan’s Norse American tour last night with my sister and nephew and there are […]

October 12, 2015 | Posted in author events
Girl Meets World

I’d watched a few episodes of Girl Meets World with my nieces and nephews. Mostly out of curiosity because I loved Boy Meets World so much as a kid. I noticed it was on Netflix the other weekend and since I had unpacking and cooking and things to do around the house, I thought it […]

September 21, 2015 | Posted in 5 lessons, Life
When a holiday is a Monday

When a holiday is a Monday…. It’s like a gift to Sunday. Sundays are practical days, things to do days. While I can sleep in, it’s not indefinite. There are timelines and clocks and a week ahead to prepare for. There is grocery shopping and cooking and money to reconcile and putting things in place […]

September 6, 2015 | Posted in Life
Things I’ve never done

In light of my revival of 101 Things, I decided to post the things I’ve left undone. Start a coffee blog One Christmas my mom told me that my grandfather used to salt his coffee. I become fascinated with the idea of mixing different flavors with coffee grounds so I bought a French Press and […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in Blogging, Life
101 Things

I stumbled across 101 Things in 1001 Days several years ago – 7 or 8 or something because I’ve done it twice with gaps in between. The thing I like about it is that it helps me remember priorities outside my immediate day to day. I set small goals and I set big goals and […]

June 22, 2015 | Posted in Life
These Broken Stars

There’s a story behind this book, but don’t worry. It has a happy ending. When I read it, I loved it. It was clever and interesting. I liked the world and I liked the characters. And then I got to The Thing. And I didn’t know what I thought anymore. I thought it was handled […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in author events, Life
possibility and hope

The thing I love about new years is it reminds us of possibility. It always exists – tomorrow could bring any number of new things into our lives. We can change ourselves on any given day and decide who we want to become and start making the choices to create that reality. But we forget […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Life