By the time you read this, people won’t be talking so much about the new Netflix series, Bridgerton, based upon the Julia Quinn series. A check into my Kindle tells me I read the first book, The Duke and I, in 2014. It was published nearly a decade-and-a-half before that. I didn’t know that there could be feminism found in women taking their power wherever they could at that time period, in claiming their sexual pleasure, in love. I didn’t know until a friend (and fellow author Landra Graf) begged me to read a historical. We often talked shop, but our conversations always moved toRead More →

I am sure you’ve noticed my absence the last few weeks (big hole in your life, right?). I have come to a point recently where I have to prioritize. I can (and do) write every day. Unfortunately, I started writing blog posts before doing my WIP writing. Obviously, that’s defeating the purpose. I enjoy this site, but I love¬†writing fiction more. So, from now on, I’ll definitely be blogging on the third Friday of the month (and I’m still available on Heart-Shaped Glasses on the 7th of every month). I hope to be able to become more active soon, but for now, we’ll all justRead More →

You can find my all-time, truly favorite things in my About Me section (if you care). I thought instead I’d share some items I’m very much enjoying at this point in my life. My table-top coffee warmer. Sure, in this age I can go make another cup from the Keurig, but wastefulness really drives me crazy. I drink coffee slowly and this keeps it hot and (relatively) fresh. And we all know how I love coffee. Or tea. Hot beverages in general? Whatever. Pilot Pen This Pilot pen reminds me of high school. Because of the dinosaurs, no one had invented this pen in retractableRead More →