Monthly Archives: January 2014


An Adventure Worth Writing About- Atlanta #SnowJam2014

An Adventure Worth Writing About- Atlanta #SnowJam2014

I’m blogging today from the warmth and comfort of my home, something I did not think would be possible at this time yesterday (Wednesday, January 29th) morning. I left my home around 7am Tuesday and didn’t make it back until around 1pm Wednesday. Let me first state that yes, I know, Atlanta looks like wimps. We also look like incompetent idiots compared to our neighbors to the North. I have lived in Rapid City, South Dakota and Spokane, Washington. I know snow. I’ve driven in snow, on ice, during blizzard conditions. This is so totally not the same thing. As a city (nay state) we are ill prepared for inclement […]



[Review] Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

[Review] Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

I’ve read all of Ms. Allen’s novels and I have to say that I think Lost Lake is her best yet. I feel the blood, sweat and tears, the heart and soul poured into every word of this novel. She is reflective and very often humorous. I rarely laugh out loud when reading a novel since I don’t read comedic material, but reading one of the ladies say to the other “You could find a flea on a pissant” made me cackle. This book is full of southern gems like country grocery stores where you just send a list and they pack you a box and a hybrid pizza restaurant/fix it shop named HandyMan Pizza. Charming.



Sunday Snip- Questions & Conversations

Sunday Snip- Questions & Conversations

Title: Questions and Conversations Author: MissM Genre: Fanfiction, romance Release Date: October 1, 2013 Welcome again to the Sunday Snip, which is my opportunity to share a snippet of something I’ve written. Today’s snip comes from a short that I wrote for the POP!Tober Fiction challenge back in October. It was a fun romp and I’m planning a sequel. Enjoy!    



#FridayReads/Weekend Reads- Love Water Memory

#FridayReads/Weekend Reads- Love Water Memory

  It’s another FRIDAY- HOORAY! It is COLD in these parts and I’m so looking forward to being at home, curling up under heavy blankets with a great book. This week I have two books on my plate to finish: The Marshall’s Ready Made Family by Sherri Shackleford I am reading this one for NetGalley. It will be available March 4th, so look for a review from me on or before that date! So far it’s a pretty good read. I love a historical romance so I’m enjoying it.     Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge I saw this book was being read by a group (SheReads, maybe?) and they […]



#WIPWednesday- Character Chat!

#WIPWednesday- Character Chat!

Over the years I have developed from a ‘let’s just see if I can do this, total pantser’ writer to a ‘sort of plotter, let’s get some details to start with’ kind of writer. Roni Loren calls this a Plotster – a pantser/ plotter hybrid. I like to hammer out a couple of details about my characters, and I first start by asking myself

Who are these people?

And why does anyone care?






#Friday/Weekend Reads- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

#Friday/Weekend Reads- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

It’s my favorite time of the week! WEEKEND! I love waking up slowly, grabbing some coffee and settling back in the bed or on the couch with a great read. It’s so relaxing and refueling! So let’s talk about what we’re reading this weekend: In addition to finishing up a Hearts Afire , by Deborah Fletcher Mello for NetGalley, I decided to pick up the latest by Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant […]