writing stories for her own entertainment since 1990; Finding stories for others since 2013

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Review: Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminhah Mae Safi

Review: Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminhah Mae Safi

Title: Not the Girls You're Looking For Author: Aminah Mae Safi Genre: Teens & YA Publisher: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Release Date: 19 June 2018 Source: Synopsis from NetGalley Lulu Saad doesn’t need your advice, thank you very much. She’s got her three best friends […]

Summer Reading Time

Summer Reading Time

Summer Reading at the Library Dear parents, What are your plans this summer? I hope several trips to the library make the list. Love, Me Now that school is out, summer reading programs are starting all over the country in public and private libraries alike. […]

Review: The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick

Review: The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick

Title: The Other Lady Vanishes Series: Burning Cove Author: Amanda Quick Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Berkley Release Date: May 8, 2018 Source: Synopsis from NetGalley The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California–where the […]

Reading for Anxiety

Reading for Anxiety

Anxiety is no joke. It can hit us hard at strange times, and it’s almost impossible to explain to people that have never experienced it. For me, my anxiety tends to rise when I’m stressed out or not feeling well, and I have to fight […]

The Importance of #cockygate

The Importance of #cockygate

One of the things I love about Twitter is the community spirit. For some of us, it’s a place where we can find our people and important topics for discussion. Fellow writers, readers, and random passerby-ers let me introduce you to #cockygate: what happens when […]

Diversity in Library Collections: An Introduction

Diversity in Library Collections: An Introduction

In my opinion, creating diversity in library collections has always been a fundamental aspect of collection development, but only recently has this been a topic that I’ve transitioned into being a vocal advocate for. I hate not being aware of things, but I do try […]

Website Relaunch – Welcome Back!

Website Relaunch – Welcome Back!

I have been on a bit of a self-imposed hiatus from everything due to finishing up my M.A. in English. Now I find myself both with spare time and a need to do something about it. In addition to my website relaunch here is what […]