Hello. Did you miss me?

So I’m not dead. Nor have I quit blogging. A dragon still hasn’t swept down and decimated my suburban village, I didn’t disappear into the void or get lost trying to find my way out of hallways stacked full of books. Just thought you might like to know. I meant to post. Regularly. Often. I’veContinue reading “Hello. Did you miss me?”

Submitting a Short Story!/Random 1:00 a.m. Ramble

So here I was again, on the Writers of the Future page, all set to submit my short story for this quarter…
…with two minutes before the quarter ends, checking all the boxes and hoping AutoFill didn’t misspell my name and my formatting is correct because no time to check it now–

Tolkien Reading Day 2021!

All hail the Ring-bearer and the master of words who brought us all to Middle Earth. It’s Tolkien Reading Day, everyone! So grab your nearest Hobbit, eat second breakfast, take a hike, and of course, start reading. In case you are one of the many (like me) who has lamentably finished reading The Lord ofContinue reading “Tolkien Reading Day 2021!”

Shadowhunters: City of Bones Page to Screen Review Part II

Rejoining our teenage monster-hunters for the first movie review on BookmarkedOne! Catch up on the first part of the book review here, or just pretend you did and keep reading at your own risk of mild spoilers. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is PG-13 for mild language, fantasy action/violence, and suggestive content. Personally, IContinue reading “Shadowhunters: City of Bones Page to Screen Review Part II”

Matcha Tea

So as promised, here is my recipe for a matcha tea/latte, as requested by the lovely bloggers The Arbitrary Fairy and F.A. Eid. I know it’s been a while since I mentioned it in my Liebster Award post. I wanted to include pictures and I’m not all that fabulous with a camera. So here goes!Continue reading “Matcha Tea”

Shadowhunters: City of Bones–Page to Screen Review Part I

Book: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Series: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, no. 1 Genre: YA urban fantasy/supernatural/romance Content for the sensitive reader: Dirty jokes, plenty of mild to strong language, typical fantasy violence, heavy focus on characters’ appearances/body image, toxic relationships, fantasy racism, heavy flirtation/mild romance, witchcraft, vampires, werewolves, 3 total side character deaths.Continue reading “Shadowhunters: City of Bones–Page to Screen Review Part I”

The Sad Life of a Grammar Snob

So I’m workshopping short stories this week. I love workshops. I love the energy, the creative flow, the fresh perspectives you get from throwing writers together and saying “Go!” The problem, you ask? I’m kind of a horrible person. You see, nice, ordinary people would read the stories and say “Wow! You made a thing!Continue reading “The Sad Life of a Grammar Snob”

The Liebster Award

A titanic thank-you to The Arbitrary Fairy for tagging me in my first ever blog award! I’m perhaps ridiculously pleased, but…I’m not even sure what a “Liebster” is. So I Googled it. I had a hunch it was German, like “lieblings” is favorite. Liebster translates as something closer to “darling” or “sweetheart.” Makes sense. SortContinue reading “The Liebster Award”

Life, the Universe, and Everything Symposium 2021 (Part II)

What could possibly be better than sitting snuggled up in a warm sweater with a pile of pillows attending LTUE panels with my fellow nerds as fluffy snow covers everything outside? Okay, maybe it didn’t have to be about -2° (about -18° for Ye Celsius Users) outside making my hands so dry that my knucklesContinue reading “Life, the Universe, and Everything Symposium 2021 (Part II)”

Writing Update: Things are…less terrible

So you might remember a few days ago I thought the solution to my writerly troubles was tea, sleep, and a deep breath? Spoilers: I was wrong. I don’t understand my brain. I spent an entire weekend trying to peck out the draft of a short story I had a deadline for and fought myContinue reading “Writing Update: Things are…less terrible”

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