The tale of Rumpelstiltskin is one of my absolute favorites so when I learned that Naomi Novik had written a short story in a collection of retold fairy tales, I hurriedly picked it up and read it. The book was The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. Then I discovered… Continue reading Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
I received Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty from Macmillan and Aladdin from W.W. Norton, both as Advanced Reader Copies in exchange for an honest review. I was super thrilled to receive both of these copies. I had never read a Liane Moriarty book and this was the perfect excuse to pick one up, and… Continue reading TWO Upcoming Titles!
This year's biggest hit for film songs was probably "Happy" by Pharrell Williams for Despicable Me 2, and I know "Let It Go" for Frozen won the Academy Award, as it should, but let me ask you this, when "Happy" comes on the radio, can you resist the urge to dance? I didn't think so. … Continue reading How Essential is Happiness?
Today I have decided to try something different. Instead of the routine choosing a picture and writing about it, I have chosen a series of pictures and put them together. This was a fun challenge because it forced me to look at a big picture instead of one small image. Of course, most writers know… Continue reading Visual Exercise #3
SPOILER ALERT: If you're not up to date on the current season of ABC's Once Upon A Time, go catch up then tune into this post :)I've always been a huge fan of fantasy stories and faery tales so when ABC announced the premiere of the hit drama Once Upon A Time back in 2011,… Continue reading Once Upon A Writing Time