New Book Release: Urban Mermaid

Since mermaids are a recurring topic on this blog—in my own writing and in books I’ve read—I thought I’d take this opportunity to promote the debut novel of a fellow mermaid enthusiast. The book is Urban Mermaid by Howard Parsons. Here’s the blurb: Can a mermaid find love and happiness working in the big city? […]

Keeping Merminia, by Emm Cole

This past spring, I read the book Merminia, by Emm Cole and gave it four stars. The book was definitely well-written with lush language and vivid imagery, and the mermaid princess heroine Selinne was a delightful main character, but a war among mermaid factions in a Game of Thrones style wasn’t so much a plot […]

Happy Anniversary to Flipping the Scales!

Flipping Scales

I’d like to wish my first book, Flipping the Scales, a happy one-year anniversary! That’s right, my book has been available for a year now. If you’ve already gotten a copy, I thank you for the support. If you haven’t, you can pick one up either in paperback or most eBook formats at Amazon, Barnes & […]

In a World Just Right, by Jen Brooks

I wrote a handful of reviews a few months ago about some books I bought my children at a YA book reading event for several local authors. Many of the books sounded wonderful, but I limited the purchases to one book per child. This one was just outside everyone’s top choices, but it came with […]

Congratulations, Kansas City Royals!

Last year, the Royals took the Giants all the way to Game 7. Without Madison Bumgarner, the Giants wouldn’t have won that series. The Royals played far better as a team than the Giants did. So it’s extra special not only for the Royals to make it to the World Series in back-to-back years, only […]

My Top 10 Pixar Films

Before The Good Dinosaur comes out, I thought I’d take the opportunity to rank the previous fifteen full-length films from Pixar. Remember, this is my opinion only, so feel free to disagree. I’m sure you all have your own favorites. I’ve given Honorable Mentions before or explanations why others didn’t make the Top 10. Since […]