Category Archives: Books

A Pub, The Color Purple, and Life in London

It’s been a while since I shared a pub on the blog. My quest to visit all the pubs in London is still going strong, but it’s getting a bit hard to share all of them here. Some of them … Continue reading

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Pearl Jam, Fear and Loathing, Tourists, and Miles

I still haven’t figured out how to title these random posts so my apologies. I’m asked a lot how I decide on my vacation spots. I don’t have a certain method. For instance, we went to Prague since I wanted … Continue reading

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The French Open, Maya Angelou, and the Leinster Arms

I’m not sure how these three are related to be honest, but I’m discussing all of them in this post. Now that I have some time, I can share about our travels this past summer. For the past three years we’ve gone … Continue reading

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The Consolations of the Forest Excerpt and Giveaway

Release date: September 17, 2013 Page number: 256 Publisher link HC ISBN: 978-0-8478-4127-1 Ebook ISBN: 978-0-8478-4140-0 Goodreads Today I’m happy to share an excerpt from this book. Yesterday I reviewed it on my writing blog, however since I love to travel, … Continue reading

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It’s here! My Second Novel: Marionette

Today I’m excited to announce that my second ebook, Marionette, is now available on Amazon. Today, Hilary Grossman, author of Dangled Carat, has a review of my novel on her blog. Hop on over and check it out. Also, Hilary … Continue reading

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Geysers, Horses, and a Giveaway

After sharing my experience of trying to get the perfect shot of Strokkur, a geyser at Haukadalur, and my failure to do so, today I want to talk about the geyser park in general. When I first read about it … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal of my new novel

My second novel is almost ready to publish. I’m hoping to release it in December (the date is not set yet). On October 23rd I’m revealing the cover that Derek Murphy created for me. He made the cover for my … Continue reading

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Discussing Life of Pi–Be Aware, Spoilers Below

Happy Monday! We had a wonderful weekend in London. Yesterday was sunny and we stayed outside for most of the day. I have a minor sunburn to prove it. I’m more pink than red and it doesn’t hurt. This morning … Continue reading

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Will You Be My Friend On Goodreads?

I’m pretty new to Goodreads and so far I’m enjoying using the site. I mean what’s not to like about a site dedicated to books and readers. One thing I’ve been struggling with is finding my blogging buddies on Goodreads. … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and a Thank You

Recently I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. One of the reviewers said Midnight was as good or maybe better than In Cold Blood. I felt rather silly since I’ve never read Capote’s book. I was surprised that … Continue reading

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