April 25, 2016


Have you seen this going around Facebook lately?  A list of random items and you have to check off what you've done.  I would NOT call this a bucket list.  A bucket list are things you want to do.  This is more of a "life inventory" of sorts.  Kind of reminds me of th...

April 22, 2016

I have never been happier to see Friday.  After being gone to a conference last weekend, I am looking forward to my usual weekend routine!  



Last week in Chicago I had dinner with my sweet friend Liz who is the most amazingly talented artist.  She's a freelance...

April 15, 2016

For those new to my little corner of the interwebs, here a fun fact about me:  I lived on a farm for about two-and-a-half-years.


I'd love to tell you that I was some sort of local co-op farmer who grew organic veggies for a CSA and each week customers came by and picke...

April 12, 2016

If you're familiar with books, you know that every book that has been published has an ISBN number.  ISBN = International Standard Book Number.  Flip over a book on your shelf and you'll see it.  Usually right over the barcode.  If not, look at the first few pages with...

April 11, 2016


When I read Kelly's first novel, Chasing Crazy, I saw a lot of my 19-year-old self in the female main character.  This is why I love New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels.  I like identifying with the characters, making it easy to understand why they do the things...

April 8, 2016

On my old blog, I used to do some Friday Fav shout outs and thought I'd do the same on this blog.  So...here we go!


My Favorite Tomato Soup Recipe


It's crazy but the weather in Minnesota fluctuates like crazy this time of year.  So while winter is gone, "soup weather"...

April 4, 2016

Text from my 14-year-old nephew (using my sister-in-law's phone).

And....my reply...

The result?


I spammed his brother's Instagram instead, liking most of his recent photos. 

I know.

I'm so mean.



April 2, 2016



Recently on Twitter I found myself connecting with some authors who have worked with specific publishers that I have been researching.  One of the best ways to research publishers--especially small presses--is to look at the books that they've edited.


Granted, I know...

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