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The Obernewtyn Chronicles

I Finished The Obernewtyn Chronicles! Capital F! Reading one through seven novels over the past few weeks has been an all-consuming epic adventure. Love to my husband for bearing with me. I gave him regular updates on the characters, all the while begging more time to spend with them. Eyes glistening, hugging my kindle. The… Read More The Obernewtyn Chronicles

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Writing again

I am so very happy. It is a few weeks into the AWC bootcamp and I am averaging more than 500 words a day. It feels fantastic 🙂 The hardest part is getting started. But setting the word count before I start really helps. There have been a couple of days where I’ve dodged it,… Read More Writing again

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Name update

  I changed my name! I was hiding behind a pen name and a curtain of hair. The curtain is still there, blonde as ever, but I’m now going by real name, Jessica. I had a myriad of reasons for using the pen name. The only one that really matters is that I was afraid. I… Read More Name update

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Reading like a writer

I’m trying to read like a writer. Choosing books that will inspire and educate me. Award winning and well-written, innovative and classic. However, that only gets me so far. I also have to feed my romance and self improvement addictions. Leaving aside academic papers for the day job and email correspondence for long distance family,… Read More Reading like a writer

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Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth | Book Recommendation

A fairy tale retelling steeped in the history of 17th Century France and Renaissance Venice, where the tale of Rapunzel first began. How utterly beautiful. No wonder Kate Forsyth’s Bitter Greens was the winner of the American Library Association (ALA) Award for Best Historical Novel. I just finished reading Bitter Greens and I absolutely adored it. It is a… Read More Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth | Book Recommendation