Snirt

Whether you like snow or hate it, it’s difficult to dispute that it is beautiful to watch. There is something particularly calming about looking out the window and seeing smooth, unblemished white conquering all traces of green, and flecks of cold crystal falling from the sky, covering everything in a sparkling sheen. And it remainsContinue reading “Snirt”

GIVEAWAY Time!

Looking for a new read? Like books that involve car chases, fire juggling, infiltrating a masquerade, a dash of the paranormal, and an exploration on the bonds of love and family? I’m hosting an Amazon Giveaway for kindle copies of my YA novel, I’m With You! 20 copies are up for grabs, and the giveawayContinue reading “GIVEAWAY Time!”

What’s in a Name?

Nicknames are a curious thing. Monikers earned due to a specific event, a casual simplification of a name, or a specific trait. Though I’m mostly referred to by my actual given name, I’ve had a few nicknames over the years, and while some have lingered, others have faded away – for the better, in someContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”

Writing Techniques: Stuck

What is one of the ultimate nemeses of a writer, and the occasional downfall of their productivity? That’s right; Writer’s Block. There are writers out there who don’t “believe” in Writer’s Block, and while I understand that perspective, I don’t agree with it. Because I’ve fought that horrible, soul-gouging feeling of being “stuck” many timesContinue reading “Writing Techniques: Stuck”

There’s something about…

…Popcorn. Apparently, January 19th is National Popcorn Day. Everything gets a holiday, it seems. Admittedly, I’m not the biggest popcorn fan in the world (and kettle corn is an abomination), but I’ll give credit where credit is due… popcorn is the ultimate movie theater snack. Besides M&Ms. I’m also really tempted, every time I goContinue reading “There’s something about…”

Pancakes

For a very long time – like, half of my life – I hated pancakes. I refused to eat them, even at the annual pancake dinner fundraiser held at my church. The very thought of them – and their fluffy, syrupy goodness – made me feel nauseous. Same goes for waffles and any other similarContinue reading “Pancakes”

Favorite Books and Films 2017 Edition!

Favorite books! (In no particular order!) 1.) Age of Heroes Trilogy –¬†Kelley Armstrong I got so engrossed in this series that I plowed through the last book in one sitting, even though I had to be up early for work the next day. I loved how different the two heroines (sisters Ashyn and Moria) areContinue reading “Favorite Books and Films 2017 Edition!”

Writing Rewind #13: Wings of Fate Chapter 8 Part 2

*I will only be making Friday posts for the month of December. Regular Monday and Friday posting will resume in January.* WOW, it’s been a while since my last post. Not because I’ve been avoiding it this time, but because I’ve been swamped with work and other things, but now I’m ready to re-embark onContinue reading “Writing Rewind #13: Wings of Fate Chapter 8 Part 2”

Five Memorable Film-Going Experiences

Sometimes, it’s not the film itself that makes a film-going experience memorable… sometimes, it’s the circumstances surrounding it. And I’ve had a handful of these experiences during my years as a film “buff”… 1.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 (2011) I made it to the front page of the paper for thisContinue reading “Five Memorable Film-Going Experiences”

Manga Monday #8: Sugar Princess by Hisaya Nakajo

Hisaya Nakajo’s shojo manga Hana-Kimi is, at this moment, my favorite manga series of all time. When I first finished it, I binged the Taiwanese drama adaptation (loved it) and eagerly picked up her next series, Sugar Princess, when it was released. And, though it’s been a while since I read it, I remember twoContinue reading “Manga Monday #8: Sugar Princess by Hisaya Nakajo”