Ever since I read Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor from The Royal Diaries middle grade series in 4th grade, I have always been interested in Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII, and the rest of the Tudor Dynasty. I always love reading historical fiction as well as non-fictional biographiesContinue reading “Favorite Historical Fiction Periods: Tudor (1485-1603)”
I always seek inspiration for my own historical fiction stories by reading what other authors have come up with, especially from periods that fascinate me (including but not limited to the Medieval, Tudor, Civil War, and WWII eras). Below are some of the books coming out this year set in those time periods! Yellow Wife,Continue reading “5 Anticipated Historical Fiction Books of 2021”
Here is a list of 20 books I bought/checked out from the library this year where their fabulous covers were a primary reason for wanting to read their stories inside. Keep in mind these are covers of books that I acquired this year (not necessarily books that came out this year). Some I have readContinue reading “2020 Book Haul: Favorite Book Covers”
Being the fan of Rebecca that I am, I thought I’d check out another one of du Maurier’s books. And this one did not disappoint! While we never see or hear the story’s subject in Rebecca, we get the complete opposite in My Cousin Rachel. Like Rebecca, we see only Rachel from the protagonist’s pointContinue reading “Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier”
Changeling Summary: A young woman named Isabel strives to reclaim the birthright of her family estate from her conniving brother. She and her Saracen servant Ishraq embark upon a journey to do so and run into a young novice-in-training, the “changeling” of our story, named Luca and his trusty scribe. They are a part ofContinue reading “Series Review: Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory”
It’s always nice to see new books on the shelves of my favorite bookstore…especially during Christmastime! While I love nativity stories and Christmas picture books, it’s neat to see more Christmas or winter-oriented novels…for some reason, they don’t seem to be as common. Let’s check some of them out! 3 New Regency Romance Christmas Anthologies!Continue reading “7 New Christmas/Winter Novels at Deseret Book”
Write a story collaboratively. I recently did this with my group for Halloween and it was a great success! One week before Halloween, we decided to write a ghost story collectively by opening a Google Doc and making a list of who would start the story, who would go second, third, etc. We each couldContinue reading “14 Fun Virtual Creative Writing Group Activities”
Hey guys! For now, doing reading vlogs on Youtube has just taken too much time, so for now I’m going to stick to the simplicity of the Reading Blog. Here are some of the stories/books that I’ve been imaginatively consuming this last month… The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman As a “remedy” for herContinue reading “October 2020 Reading Blog”
There were things I liked better in the movie and things I liked better in the book, but overall, I think there was an even judgment on my part between the what the portrayals of the book and the movie did well. For those of you who are not familiar with the classic gothic tale,Continue reading “Movie Review: Netflix’s “Rebecca””
New Story Published! “The Witch of Willow Wood”, published in Fabled Collective’s Women of the Woods Anthology
Earlier this month Fabled Collective published a new spooky anthology centered around women of the woods including witches, wanderers, and other mysterious beings. My story “The Witch of Willow Wood” is included along with 13 other stories involving fairytale spin-offs and original tales about gingerbread houses, bird-like necromancers, and many more tales set in orContinue reading “New Story Published! “The Witch of Willow Wood”, published in Fabled Collective’s Women of the Woods Anthology”
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