Thoughts on Terry Pratchett

I don’t normally do this, sit down and write without a purpose in mind. But today, I felt like I needed to. Last week, the world lost a funny, witty, talented, courageous, and all-around amazing author, and though I never met Terry Pratchett personally, I’m going to go ahead and assume, based on what I’veContinue reading “Thoughts on Terry Pratchett”

If I were trapped inside a book

Last week, a Facebook meme popped up asking what TV show you want to be trapped in. I don’t watch much television. I’ve never even heard of half of the shows people listed. Obviously, that was one post I didn’t share. (Although, if someone threatened to toss me into the pit of doom unless I pickedContinue reading “If I were trapped inside a book”

Female Character Spotlight: Adora Belle Dearheart

Ever read a fantasy book, or any book for that matter, that left you scratching your head wondering if the writer had ever met a living, breathing female in his life? We’ve come a long way in the literary world, but some women (especially in some genres) are still portrayed as superficial sex objects whose soleContinue reading “Female Character Spotlight: Adora Belle Dearheart”

5 Tips to Weave a Little Madness into Your Writing

To combat the summer madness, a couple of days ago my husband bought me a new game. Other than Civilization and The Sims, I haven’t played much of anything over the past year. When I had free time, I wrote, researched or read books. When I didn’t, I focused on the kids. It was asContinue reading “5 Tips to Weave a Little Madness into Your Writing”

Confessions of a Book Juggler

Confession time. I juggle books. I didn’t use to, but once I became a mom, I either had to learn to juggle, or go insane. I’m also generally suspicious of all non-jugglers if they claim they are married and have children. I’m lucky if I can get out of the house and remember both kids.Continue reading “Confessions of a Book Juggler”