Rise to the Sun: Review

Start: December 21, 2021 Finish: January 1, 2022 Synopsis: From the author of You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson delivers a stunning novel about being brave enough to be true to yourself, and learning to find joy even when times are unimaginably dark. Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . […]

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A Master of Djinn: Review

Start: December 8, 2021 Finish: December 20, 2021 Synopsis: Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer. So when someone murders the members of a secret brotherhood dedicated to […]

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New Short Story Out Now!

Hello! Happy Thursday! I’m happy to announce my short story, ‘With Love, From Waystation 4’ is now available. This publication is meaningful for a few reasons: It’s my first new publication since 2019. It’s also a sweet love story that heavily features one of my favorite arcade games. AND it’s my first publication in a […]

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April Reads

Another month, another (small) list of books. I put this post off from a few extra days because I hoped to finish one extra book before publishing this. But I have a while to go until I finish ‘Self-Editing for Fiction Writers’ so I’m putting that in the May Reads post. April went by in […]

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A Memory Called Empire: Review

A Memory Called Empire follows Mahit Dzmare, the newly minted ambassador to the vast and ravenous Teixcalannli Empire. At the start of the story, her mission is simple: discover what happened to the previous ambassador and keep the empire from annexing her home, Lsel Station. But the simple quickly spirals into the complicated within Mahit’s first few hours in the City, the planet that serves as the heart of the Empire.

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January Reads

From novellas to novels to the occasional non-fiction book, I chipped away at my ‘TBR’ list in preparation for the host of highly anticipated books that will be published later this year.

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August TBR List

As a kid and teen, I was a fast reader and could knock out lengthy books in a week or two. Now that I’m an adult, I seem to struggle to read even one title in a month. So for now, these lists will feature three or four books. But I hope over time, I’ll be able to stretch them out to five, six or even seven books.

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