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NaNoWriMo 2017 – DAY ONE!

It's that time of year again! The time of year when all your writing friends suddenly bunker down in local libraries and coffee shops to drown themselves in coffee and spew out words until they achieve the National Novel Writing Month challenge - to write 50,000 words in thirty days. Last year I wrote during... Continue Reading →

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Voyage Release

I am pleased to announce the release of Voyage: Spirit Seeker Book Three. The novel is live on Amazon Kindle, and print copies and further ebook formats will be forthcoming. Thank you to everyone who helped support me in the development of this novel! I'm pleased to share the next volume of Adala and Shem's... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones is BACK!

Highlights of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 This post is dark and full of spoilers. See below for my OMG moments from the season premier of GOT7. Daenerys Targaryen has landed in Westeros. Ugh. I really would have liked Dany better if she decided to abandon her quest for the iron throne and... Continue Reading →

Tribute to my Grandfather

My grandfather, Robert Stahlhut, passed away last weekend at age 96. I cannot express how kind a man he truly was, and how much I hope to model his love and commitment to family and faith. I knew him all my life and I never heard an unkind word from his mouth, nor heard anyone... Continue Reading →

30 Before 30 Update

In April, I posted a 30 Before 30 List, a detailed collection of goals I'd like to accomplish before I turn 30. I'm pleased to say that 2 months into my 4-year challenge, I have made progress on a number of goals. Check them out: 1.  Pay off the mortgage. Ted and I continue to... Continue Reading →

You Should Be Reading This Book

Dear readers, friends, and family: if you are interested in fantasy fiction even a little, this series in the next big thing. I haven't been this absorbed in a YA novel since Hunger Games. How I came to read this book: I received my signed copy from book expo earlier this month. I had never... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows

How I came to read this book I received my advance reading copy of Black Bird of the Gallows at Book Expo America. I was first drawn to it by the appealing cover, and by the exuberant smile of the author, Meg Kassel, who performed a signing at the Entangled Publishing booth. I believe this... Continue Reading →

Book Expo: The Free Books!

I discovered something at Book Expo America 2017. I have a problem. As far as problems go, it isn't so serious. It's unlikely to derail my life or cause major hardship. Except that it may cause me to have shoulder, back, knee, and feet problems in the future. Here it is: I cannot resist free... Continue Reading →

Book Expo America 2017

  I am very excited to share that for the first time ever I attended Book Expo in New York City last week with Genevieve Raas. This trip was not only my first Book Expo, but my first time in New York. Going into it, I had no idea what to expect. I brought copies... Continue Reading →

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