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I Was Almost a Prepper

Almost five years ago, I had a ton of anxiety. I don’t remember if it was before or after the breaking-my-face issue or if it was triggered by the Ebola virus coming to Dallas, but I started reading prepper blogs. I listened to prepper podcasts and tried to prepare by...

Sandy Recommends: Promise of Darkness by Bec McMaster

I need to start writing down why I pick up a book. I can't remember what made me try a sample of Promise of Darkness. Maybe it was in an Also Bought list? I dunno, but I'm glad I gave it a try because it was fantastic. I've come across Bec McMaster's name a lot. I...

Sandy Recommends: Wanted and Wired

Have you ever picked up a book, fallen in love with it, and then became mad at the world because why the heck didn't anyone tell you how awesome it is? That's how I feel about Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson. I've seen the cover on Amazon a few times. I might...

Sandy Recommends: Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau

This book is pitched as Assassin's Creed meets Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Despite me not loving the Fantastic Beasts movie--I didn't even finish it!--the description enthralled me. I read the full summary and was hooked. The book is told in first person...

Scholastic Books and Super Rabbit Boy!

Summer is here! Which means my time has suddenly become very limited. Boo. I'm waking up a couple of hours before the boys so that I can get work done, but those two hours are pretty much the only focused writing/work time I have. Anyone else looking forward to...

Whatever happened to the Shadow Reader books?

Yall probably haven’t noticed. After all, if you’re here, it’s likely because you already read the books (unless you’re here because of the anomaly novels, and if you are, I adore you!). But you can’t find an electronic copy of McKenzie’s books online anymore because…...

Sandy Recommends: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

I have to apologize, ya'll. I have done no editing or writing in the last twenty-four hours. Instead, I was sucked into Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. It was so, so good! From beginning to end! The perfect blend of sci-fi romance, which is so freaking hard to find....

The Urban Fantasy is Done!

Okay. It's not done done, but the first draft is written and it's pretty darn solid. I couldn't be happier! I haven't "finished" a book in a long time. I made my January 20,000 word count goal. I'd like to write that much every month (except December; I've given up on...

An Ode to the Nerf Zombie Swords

Yall, I will never be a poet, but we LOVE these Nerf swords. They're definitely worth the effort to write a review. I went on Amazon to do just that. Oddly, though, my review kept rhyming. So I shrugged and just...went with it Dear Nerf Zombie Swords, You have served...

Newsletter, Exercise Doesn’t Give You Energy, and Weekly Update

Words were written last week, but just barely. I wrote 5,357 words and had a few scene epiphanies. My goal was 5,000 so I guess that's good, but I was really distracted last week. I could have done better. But, man, was I tired. I started Jazzercise again. Those...

Quarantine Homeschool Day #1

We survived! And I’m exhausted. I’m not sure why. It wasn’t a hard day; I just had to be “on” all day. I expect it to get harder and to meet more resistance from the kids. They pretty much did what I asked today, which I super appreciate. I used this guide from the...

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I Was Almost a Prepper

Almost five years ago, I had a ton of anxiety. I don’t remember if it was before or after the breaking-my-face issue or if it was triggered by the Ebola virus coming to Dallas, but I started reading prepper blogs. I listened to prepper podcasts and tried to prepare by...

read more

Sandy Recommends: Wanted and Wired

Have you ever picked up a book, fallen in love with it, and then became mad at the world because why the heck didn't anyone tell you how awesome it is? That's how I feel about Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson. I've seen the cover on Amazon a few times. I might...

read more

Scholastic Books and Super Rabbit Boy!

Summer is here! Which means my time has suddenly become very limited. Boo. I'm waking up a couple of hours before the boys so that I can get work done, but those two hours are pretty much the only focused writing/work time I have. Anyone else looking forward to...

read more

Whatever happened to the Shadow Reader books?

Yall probably haven’t noticed. After all, if you’re here, it’s likely because you already read the books (unless you’re here because of the anomaly novels, and if you are, I adore you!). But you can’t find an electronic copy of McKenzie’s books online anymore because…...

read more

Sandy Recommends: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

I have to apologize, ya'll. I have done no editing or writing in the last twenty-four hours. Instead, I was sucked into Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. It was so, so good! From beginning to end! The perfect blend of sci-fi romance, which is so freaking hard to find....

read more

The Urban Fantasy is Done!

Okay. It's not done done, but the first draft is written and it's pretty darn solid. I couldn't be happier! I haven't "finished" a book in a long time. I made my January 20,000 word count goal. I'd like to write that much every month (except December; I've given up on...

read more