How I Got my Agent

I remember reading approximately three thousand "How I Got my Agent" posts while querying. Reading them made me feel so much less alone and more hopeful, so here's my contribution to the genre. Baby Author + Baby Three years ago, and shortly after my son turned one, I decided I needed to do something empowering … Continue reading How I Got my Agent

Book Review: The Lying Game

The Review: Four friends from boarding school share a common secret, but how long can something stay hidden in a small town, especially if that something is a body? Fifteen years after their expected graduation date, Isa receives an urgent text from her friend Kate. When she and the others rush to Kate's side, they … Continue reading Book Review: The Lying Game

May Wrap-Up

Reading Life Books read in May: 15 Books for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: 3 ARCs read/reviewed this month: 4 Letters Left for ABC Reading Challenge:  3 (Q, X, Z). Still open to recommendations for books with titles that start with those letters! Post in the comments if you have some good ones. Books that made me … Continue reading May Wrap-Up

Book Review: How to Survive a Summer

The Review   Five boys went in, but only four came out. Ten years ago, Will Dillard's preacher father put him in a "homosexual rehabilitation" camp which ended tragically. Now, Will is distanced from his family, but firm in his identity. Life seems to be falling into place as a film student when suddenly a … Continue reading Book Review: How to Survive a Summer

Mother’s Day

#RobinWatch2017 has reached its halfway point. The robins on our porch finally hatched, and the past week my kids and I have peeked into the nest every day to see the changes. This video is the robin babies at just a few hours old, peep-peeping away. They're much cuter now with fuller feathers and more … Continue reading Mother’s Day

Book Review: The Girl with the Red Balloon

The Review: What if there were a group of magicians responsible for getting people out of war zones and oppression to safety? This idea is central to Locke's premise, and delivers well in the two plot lines she puts forth in this book (one during WWII and one in 1988 Berlin). When a balloon designed … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl with the Red Balloon

April Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Books finished: 11 Best of the Month: The Girl with All the Gifts, Lincoln in the Bardo, March trilogy Times sobbed during Lincoln in the Bardo : Six, which was not as many as watching A Man Called Ove with my husband ARCs: 4 (Make sure to check out The Hideaway and Stars over Clear Lake) Books bailed on: 2 … Continue reading April Wrap-Up

Shakespeare Stuff

You know how werewolves show themselves at the full moon? That's my Shakespeare geek status today on his birth/death day. Instead of mourning my past days on the stage or shivering at the memory of writing my Master's thesis, I'll point you to a recent project celebrating Shakespeare's heroines that I compiled and edited over … Continue reading Shakespeare Stuff

Random Lines Poem

Thanks to all that contributed! I put all of the individual lines into a list randomizer, took the first item on the randomized list as the title, and added stanza breaks. Behold, our Frankensteinian creation and happy National Poetry Month!   "Must this story be retold?" But when we forgot coffee, we lost ourselves. I’ll … Continue reading Random Lines Poem

March Wrap-Up and Bad Poetry Line Request

Reading Wrap-Up Books Read: 10 Audiobooks: 2 ARCs: 3 Memoirs: 2 Books read for my Goodreads Goal: 33/75 (may have to adjust upward!) Books left in my A-Z Reading challenge: 8 (D,E,I,K,P,Q,X,Y,Z) Best of the Month: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Runners-up: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, and … Continue reading March Wrap-Up and Bad Poetry Line Request