Jan 02

2017 Goals

Looking back, I realized I never posted any 2016 writing goals. Which in a weird way means, YAY, I accomplished everything I set out to do! (Best way to achieve New Year’s Resolutions: don’t make any!). What this really means is that when I evaluated the upcoming year, there was so much I wanted to […]

Dec 12

Best Books of 2016

Is it just me or has this year flown by? Seriously, I feel like I have whiplash. Probably because this year brought a lot of happy changes. I have a literary agent now, my first cozy mystery is officially on submission, and my husband and I are preparing for the arrival of our new family […]

Jan 08

New Year, New Books!

It’s a new year, which means a whole new year of spectacular reading! I’ve made a goal to read 60 books this year. Now, this is less than the last couple years, but that’s because I really want to savor each and every book I read without having to worry about meeting a number. I […]

Dec 21

Favorite Reads of 2015

2015 is almost over. In some ways, it feels like it just began, but in going through all the books I’ve read this year, I can tell that time has marched steadily past. I’ve read 70 books this year, and there were some real gems among them. Not to mention a refreshing variety–a healthy dose of […]

Aug 24

Fangirl in the Fall

I love this time of year. The early morning air is turning crisp and cool, the garden is making its final push before the last harvest, and all the kiddos in the neighborhood are trekking back to school. Ah, back to school. I remember the excitement, feeling so full of hope at all the possibilities the […]

Jan 14

“I Need A Beach” Reads

It’s been a cold 2015 in Colorado so far. There’s been snow, freezing rain, and a dismal Bronco’s loss. With a couple months still to go before the first signs of springs appear, it’s safe to say I need a beach! In the absence of a real beach, I’m going to read books that will […]

Sep 15

It’s Raining Books

Over the past week something has shifted in Colorado. There’s a crisp chill in the early morning air, the days are noticeably shorter, and leaves are changing into a fiery bouquet of warm colors. That’s right, autumn has arrived. Which means football (go Broncos!), pumpkins, that spicy smell of discarded leaves, and reading. Lots of […]

Jun 02

The Many Flavors Of Books

Just like ice cream, books come in an assortment of different flavors. Now, I’m not talking about genre but rather mood, which seems to transcend genre. Here are a few of my favorite reading flavors: Comfort (chocolate): These books are so happy and fun they always give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. Ironically, I […]