As Night Falls

This book holds a special place in my heart because not only do I consider Jenny a friend (she helped start #30Authors), but she thanked me and a few other bloggers in the acknowledgements section of this book, which still amazes me. That said, I tried very hard to review this independently of my personal…

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Call Me Home
The Prince
How We Got to Now
The Shore by Sara Taylor
Fall of Giants
the weight of blood
The Red Garden


Recent Posts

A Small Indiscretion

What happens when a person is unable to leave behind the youthful indiscretions of the past? Does it simmer underneath the veneer of a happy life forever, or does it bubble up and disrupt your harmony? This is the premise of A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison. It’s a book about marriage and the pull that…

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30 Authors 2015

For those of you who were around last year, you might remember the #30Authors event I ran. Connecting readers, bloggers, and authors, the event showcases 30 authors who review their favorite recent read on 30 blogs in 30 days. We had some incredible authors who later went on to some great successes in the first…

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The Book Wheel

Where does the time go? I can’t believe I started The Book Wheel only three years ago and it’s been one heck of a ride so far. My husband and I still laugh about how I got started blogging. I was drinking some wine and was looking into pricing for my domain when I found…

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crested butte

I recently got to spend some time in Crested Butte, Colorado for the first time and it was amazing. My husband and I went out there for a day trip and ended up going back for a wedding a week later and I can’t wait to go back. Crested Butte is a small town out…

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diana gabaldon-2

A few weeks ago I found out that author and #30Authors contributor, Stephanie Carroll, was coming to town for the Historical Novel Society’s conference in Denver. I was so excited because I have never met her in person, even though we’ve chatted a lot via email and Twitter since I reviewed her book, A White…

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Keeping It Real

Today’s post a guest post from Cynthia Swanson, author of The Bookseller: A Novel. When I started writing The Bookseller, it was set in the present day. The novel tells the story of Kitty Miller – a late 30s, single woman who owns a bookstore in Denver with her best friend Frieda. Kitty begins to have…

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33rd birthday

I met my husband on MySpace. I’ve worked for a dating service, in a power plant, and for the federal government. I’m related to Francis Scott Key, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Wallace. I was a cheerleader twice. Once when I was 8 and again when I was 13. It didn’t stick. I’ve tried pretty…

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Publishing Women

I’m all for more representation of women in publishing. Men are more likely to be published and even more likely to be nominated for and win awards, and that’s not cool. But this week a small publisher, And Other Stories, announced its decision to publish only females for a year after a call-to-action and I’m having trouble…

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