• Books,  Fun,  Lists

    Top 10: Books with the Biggest Bang

    I was tagged by Sandie Docker to list the Top 10 books that have had the biggest affect on me. waves Random fact: I can totally type with my eyes closed! 🙂 So, I’ve talked about the books that have had the biggest influence on my writing HERE and also HERE. I tried to put these books in order, but that was hard, so this may or may not be in any kind of order. ahem Books that inspired me, changed my life, or I couldn’t forget about long after reading them: 10* In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater Rhodes This is the only book on the list…

  • Anniversary,  Books

    Celebrating 16 Years: Ode to L.J. Smith

    Drum roll, please! It’s July! And this summer marks the 16 year anniversary of my first ever completed novel attempt! I’m celebrating it all month long and I’d like to kick off the celebrations by dedicating this post to L.J. Smith (aka Lisa Jane) aka the author who inspired me to try my hand at fantasy. I first read a book by this author in the 8th grade. I had recently finished my first novel and as you can imagine…awful is an understatement. I’ll skip the formatting woes (like start a new paragraph much) and just say it was too short and I apparently couldn’t punctuate a sentence to save…