The Selection by Kiera Cass


Find on Goodreads Every now and then a book shows up all over my news feed on every social network with a really enticing cover (and often featuring a beautiful dress.) It's a book everyone seems to have read except me and often there is a love-hate division; on Goodreads, The Selection has a pretty set line … Continue reading The Selection by Kiera Cass

proof copies, bookshelves, and review wars


Because I am determined to maintain good habits, here is another Monday blog post to keep you updated on my life. It's tempting to consider a week uneventful, but when I look at my Instagram feed I see little things have been going on to create a big adventure. I got a proof copy of Dissonance, but since I … Continue reading proof copies, bookshelves, and review wars

Review: Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik


This contemporary twist on Jane Austen's Emma features the signature wit and swoon-worthy romance of beloved author Claire LaZebnik's other fan favorites Epic Fail, The Trouble with Flirting, and The Last Best Kiss. Ellie Withers is definitely not spoiled, so she wishes that George Nussbaum would stop implying that she is. It's not her fault … Continue reading Review: Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik

cats, Sabriel, and my coffee tasting career


Because books are my life and this blog is titled life, literature & coffee, I figured I'd make a periodical to keeps you up-to-date on two of those things while I wait to become a coffee taster. Every Monday I will try to update you briefly on life and reading. Dissonance is now available on nook … Continue reading cats, Sabriel, and my coffee tasting career

the first week of being published


A week ago, on May 29, I forced myself to stop dancing around the decision and began taking the steps to publishing Dissonance. Now it's on Amazon for $2.99, and will be on Nook soon; the paperbacks are being worked on. I'm still in a bit of a shock. If you have a Kindle, you can buy Dissonance right … Continue reading the first week of being published

Finding Faith: A Book of Poems by Faith Owen


Over the years, I've met amazing people with many stories to tell. Some are gifted at poetry in a way I'm not; I'm blessed to call a few of these people friends. Faith is one of these friends. We've known each other forever, and I even got to meet her once.  She has compiled her life experiences so far … Continue reading Finding Faith: A Book of Poems by Faith Owen

Dissonance is now available on Amazon!


Hey guys! I'm excited to announce that you can now purchase Dissonance on Amazon as an eBook. It'll be out in paperback hopefully this week, and I'm going to put it on nook too--I'll let you know when this happens. When I saw my name on Amazon as an author, I literally started to cry. I've been waiting … Continue reading Dissonance is now available on Amazon!

Interview: Jodi Meadows Discusses her Novel The Orphan Queen


I'm excited to have had the chance to speak with Jodi Meadows, author of The Orphan Queen.  In the novel we follow Princess Wilhelmina as she embarks on a precarious, exciting journey to take back her throne. It's a great fantasy novel and I love the characters. Perhaps it's just me, but this was one of those … Continue reading Interview: Jodi Meadows Discusses her Novel The Orphan Queen

Review: City Love by Susane Colasanti


Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives. Sadie is a native New Yorker. She is hopeful, romantic, … Continue reading Review: City Love by Susane Colasanti

the cover reveal was fantastic. thank you, guys.


Exactly a week ago was the book cover reveal for Dissonance. Now that things have settled down, I have time to blog about it. I bet at some point you wondered why I chose May 19 as my book cover reveal. Well, it's the feast day of St. Celestine, the patron saint of book binders, and … Continue reading the cover reveal was fantastic. thank you, guys.

Guest Post: Prepare for Gaming!


My blog is titled life, literature, & coffee--but I rarely get to blog about life, because I'm so often focusing on literature and writing. That's why I love having guest bloggers who talk about their lives and what's important to them. Recently I made a pen pal named Leonie and she's a brand-new blogger--follow her here! … Continue reading Guest Post: Prepare for Gaming!

Interview: Kristin Halbrook Discusses her Novel Every Last Promise


A couple of weeks ago I picked up a book called Every Last Promise and became completely engrossed in it. Usually I have control and am able to put down a book to go to bed, but I was up well into the morning because Every Last Promise has a killer hook. So I was excited to get the opportunity … Continue reading Interview: Kristin Halbrook Discusses her Novel Every Last Promise