Author Spotlight: Kimberly Afe

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Here at ALL SORTS OF STUFF, I’m overjoyed to hold my first author interview! Kimberly Afe is the mother of two awesome kids, wife of the nicest man in the world, and her dog’s best friend. She works by day and writes middle grade and young adult science fiction and fantasy novels in her spare […]

The Headhunters Race, by Kimberly Afe

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A teen in a place she doesn’t want to be, kept there against her will. A society existing after some devastating event, but governed by a corrupt leader. A deadly contest, where the teen’s life hangs in the balance numerous times. All the while, she wants to take down the leader. That generalized plot synopsis […]

Heart on a String, by Susan Soares

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! In celebration of the holiday, I’m reviewing the contemporary teen romance Heart on a String by Susan Soares. In the opening chapter, Marissa is running. Though she’s no longer part of her school track team, she still spends time running. Perhaps for good exercise or because she simply enjoys it, she’s […]

Cabin Fever

It’s been a long week. When I left work last Monday (1/26/15), the notice that school was cancelled for the next day had already been announced over the loudspeaker. This was expected. There was anywhere between twenty and thirty inches of snow about to be dropped on the area. Naturally, my students were ecstatic. Snow […]

My Zombie Ex-Boyfriends, by Susan Soares

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The blog says it’s about All Sorts of Stuff, so I’m going to share with you books that I’ve read and enjoyed. I hope this to become a regular feature. The first book I’m reviewing is My Zombie Ex-Boyfriends by Susan Soares. This is a Young Adult contemporary fantasy romantic comedy story. Yeah, all those […]

2015, A Greater Year

So, 2014 was a good year for me. Have you heard that I self-published a book? Of course you did. That’s pretty much all I talked and blogged and posted about for the past two months. But besides that, 2014 was a good year. My daughters grew up into a wonderful teen and pre-teens. They’re […]

My Top 10 Songs of 2014

Back at the end of 1983, whatever radio station (80s pop music) I listened to at the time had its annual year-end countdown. A song I didn’t particularly care for topped the list, so I decided to make my own list. As a dorky new teenager, I did a weekly Top 10 list, and at […]

A Multitude of Christmases

Even though the holiday season is a fun time of year—spending time with family, eating lots of food, giving and receiving gifts—it can also be a stressful time of year. Trying to cram different celebrations with different family members—or different parts of one family—into a few days can be difficult. And a divorce can compound […]

I’ve Got a Secret

I’ve got a secret. I got a book published. Okay, so that’s not really a secret. I’ve mentioned that here, on my Twitter feed, on my Facebook page, at work (both to my colleagues and to my students), and pretty much to everyone I interact with on either a regular or infrequent basis. Well, almost […]

Thankful

It’s the day after Thanksgiving when I post this, and I have a lot to be thankful for. I’ve been spending the weekend with my family, especially my three daughters. We ate a lot, we went to my high school’s football game, we had a couple of movie nights, we went bowling, we saw the […]