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My Bookshelf: January 2019 TBR

I read 21 books last year. Although that’s not too shabby, my goal was 24. If I’m being honest, I assumed I would sail past that number easily. But alas, life always seems to get in the way. This year, I’m shooting officially for 24 again, but I’m going to…

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Manuscript Inspiration: Metamorphoses

The idea for my manuscript first came to me in high school during a creative writing class. Back then, it was no more than a single scene: three sirens dancing around a blazing fire when suddenly, one is chosen. One turns human. While this particular imagery fascinated me, a single…

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As We Settle – WIP

When Father and Mother hurried Billie and Anna outside and into the car, I didn’t know that it was the last time I’d see them. The air was crisp and gray that day, sometime in early December. Father had spent the previous weekend hanging Christmas lights in loose half circles…

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Camp NaNoWriMo

It’s July, so that means it’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo again! I had originally planned on working on a new WIP I’m currently calling The Sap-Green Girl, but my first beta reader finished The Cliffs last night, and I am really excited/anxious/motivated to jump back into my second draft. I decided…

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