Unboxing Montana Mouthful

Earlier this year, I entered Montana Mouthful Magazine's 406 flash contest. I won third place, and they sent me a check and a contributor's copy. I thought it would be fun to do a little unboxing video to celebrate! I'm thinking of making a series of videos related to the writer's life. Wouldn't that be … Continue reading Unboxing Montana Mouthful

Secret Ingredients – 11

I'm starting a new series on here about the books that influenced me growing up. These are the books that shaped my brain. Gave me my fears, values, and passions. The Julie Secret Ingredients! Well, we've slipped into the yellow part of the year. The light weakens, the flowers fade, and I come in from … Continue reading Secret Ingredients – 11

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms vs. The Goblin Emperor

You ever read a book and think...wow, this sounds a kinda familiar...like looking into two mirrors at once and watching your otherselves move? Sometimes, you think one of the mirror people is a shard different and you concentrate until you're dizzy to see if you can spot the difference. You get mesmerized by the way … Continue reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms vs. The Goblin Emperor

February’s Quick Look

I didn't read as many books this month, and the books I read were a bit disappointing. I did stumble over a lot of great articles, magnificent poetry, and if you need an audio alternative, I've got you covered. A glimpse of my February mental space: Books You Play The Girl by Carina Chocano - … Continue reading February’s Quick Look

January’s Quick Look

January lasted longer than usual this year, yes? I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling that way, or in my escape into the written word. Here is some of where I went: Books Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff - A sloppy book. You'll be … Continue reading January’s Quick Look

Finn Fancy vs. Nine Princes

Ever read a book and think, huh…that sounds like this other book. What if this book and that book fell in love and had kittens? Or what if they hated each other like goodspock vs evilspock and there was a duel and reduced the surrounding coffee shops to rubble? Just me? The fight between these … Continue reading Finn Fancy vs. Nine Princes

An Invitation

Every Monday over on Patreon, I write a book review followed by two writing exercises (one easy, one a bit harder). These exercises are designed to prompt you to write a bit each week, and to think about the mechanics as you write. This week the book is Kristin Cashore's Jane, Unlimited. This weekly post … Continue reading An Invitation