Month: August 2017

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, Using & Surviving Social Media

Consumption vs. Reading in the Age of Social Media

Book consumption

Ever since I joined Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, I’ve been fascinated by the book-related hashtags. There are glorious pictures of books and gigantic personal libraries. But what I wonder is: Are any of these books being read, or are they simply decoration for some sort of idealized reading life? (Which, ironically, is probably cannibalized by …

Threads of the Moirae Series

The Gates of Hell and Hunted Fate’s Cover

For the release of Hunted Fate, I was asked to write some blog posts for bloggers to use during the release tour. (So you may have seen these somewhere already.) However, I thought it would be useful to put them on my own blog, as well, so readers could see some of the inspirations behind the …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, News, Updates & Happenings

Weekly News & Reading Update 08/25/17 – Eclipse Edition

Weekly News & Reading Update 08/25/17 - Eclipse Edition

Well, this was the big week of the eclipse. We weren’t in the path of totality (we got about 93% coverage), but it was fun nonetheless. Especially cool to see the shadows of the leaves turn crescent-shaped. But what really struck me was, in the press coverage of the event, how many people said it …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Why We Grieve For People We Didn’t Know (And Why It’s Okay)

Grieve

I hear you thinking… “Wait. Aren’t you a writer, not a psychologist? Why on earth would you write about this?” Two reasons: First, I’ve been trying to sort out my own insanity lately and, second, I think writers and other creatives may be more susceptible to this than others. I think there’s a need to …

Threads of the Moirae Series

How Morpheus Turned a Three Book Series Into Four

Morpheus Dream

For the release of Hunted Fate, I was asked to write some blog posts for bloggers to use during the release tour. (So you may have seen these somewhere already.) However, I thought it would be useful to put them on my own blog, as well, so readers could see some of the inspirations behind the …