Top 5 Friday

August 14, 2015

  Our future depends on daydreaming and libraries.  Yes, yes, yes. I’m just getting back in this dating game and already there’s an apocalypse? I have a lot to learn. I’m going to the beach next week and bourbon punch slush is a MUST for vacation. Megan’s downloadable phone wallpapers are perfect for hanging on […]

Not yet, autumn

August 12, 2015

The pumpkin stuff is already starting to hit the shelves. We’re not even half way through August yet. People are talking about fall fashion and school starting and crisp mornings.  I’m not ready.  In some ways, I feel like summer hasn’t settled in yet. I have a little more than a week before I start […]

Top 5 Friday

August 7, 2015

  It’s getting to be back to school time. Sylvia Plath’s 10 back to school commandments are an interesting testament to the kind of woman she was. My newest for the Riot is on reading as self-care. This writer sent her novel out to publishers under a male name. Unfortunately, the results aren’t shocking. Looks […]

hello august

August 1, 2015

Hello, August.  Hello vacation, beach, and sleeping in.  Hello stacks and stacks of books.  I know you’ve been waiting for me. I’m eagerly waiting for you, too. Hi planning and writing and working hard on all the things I’ve been too busy to work on.  Hey there, running. Never thought I’d see you pop up […]

The Darkest Part of the Forest

July 29, 2015

This book is a fairy tale. Growing up I never much cared for fairy tales. They were irrelevant, boring, and the morals were a stretch.  There’s a YA trend of fairy tales with kickass heroines that I think YA Nikki would have really appreciated. In The Darkest Part of the Forest, protagonist Hazel is a Gryffindor […]

Top 5 Friday

July 24, 2015

I think about writing a lot.  Spend time doing it, reading it, grading it.  What if I wrote something no one would read?  Who am I kidding, I have a novel sitting on my hard drive no one will probably read.  But I didn’t set out to write it without an audience in mind. Speaking […]