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Happy Juneteenth! – Support Black Authors

Juneteenth is a day commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. What better way to celebrate than to support Black authors and creators? Not all of the authors on this list are African Americans, but I've enjoyed their works and would like to promote Black authors generally. I've linked to the books on bookshop.org because…

Top 4 books from 2022, so far

I'm finally back in the querying trenches, and that means I'm able to take a breath, look around, and realize I haven't written a blog post in ages. Between a rather hectic several months at the day job, revising and revising and revising, and beginning to draft a new manuscript, I haven't exactly had the…

10 Favorite Reads from the 2nd Half of 2021

I fell behind in 2021 on blogging for a number of reasons. But it's a new year and I'm back. Let's dive in! Non-fiction Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner In the past, I didn't listen to many audiobooks because it's really hard for me to focus on the story except in very narrow…

Fall in Love with Science and Data (books)

Yep, it's autumn and I went with a cheesy pun. Can't say I'm sorry about that one. There are three books that I think everyone should read. I mean, honestly there are more than three. But these three are a wonderful package if you're looking to educate yourself, or if you're looking for a thoughtful…

April Birthday Books – A belated post

Since the start of the global pandemic, I've written almost exclusively about books on this blog. That's largely because I've spend the last year plus either furiously drafting manuscripts or furiously editing them, and when I get done, I don't have many words left. Instead, I've been reading or going for walks around my neighborhood…

Last minute gift suggestions & 2020 favorite reads

I originally started this post at the end of November, when I foolishly thought I could write blog posts and also finish my NaNoWriMo project. One of those things happened. And then December hit, and let's just say the last 21 days have gone by much like the rest of 2020 - in a blazing,…