announcing the Hope in Disaster short story contest!

// UPDATE: CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31! // Hello, my friends! Life is pretty crazy and tough right now, and all of us could use some hope. That’s why K.E. Stanton, Charis Rae, and I are hosting the Hope in Disaster short story contest! I’m so excited to tell you about it. about theContinue reading “announcing the Hope in Disaster short story contest!”

1-year blog anniversary // in which I ramble and reminisce (+ an announcement)

As you can probably tell by the title of this post, I’ve been blogging (on this blog) for a year now. And it’s been such fun. I started this blog because I wanted to grow my platform as a writer, but I’ve kept it up because I enjoy writing posts, commenting on other people’s posts,Continue reading “1-year blog anniversary // in which I ramble and reminisce (+ an announcement)”

the mystery blogger award (again)

I was nominated for the mystery blogger award (again) (as the title says; see the first rendition here) by C.M.! Thank you kindly, my friend. (Readers, go check out her blog.) I was also… sort of… nominated by Lemon. (She said she wasn’t going to nominate me because I’d already been nominated… so she left itContinue reading “the mystery blogger award (again)”

flotsam & jetsam | 5

Hello, all! At this point, you probably know what my flotsam and jetsam posts look like. (If you don’t, read some old ones.) I’ve got a lot of random things to write about today. Lent & Easter Lent is the season leading up to Easter, during which many Christians remember Jesus’ suffering by fasting, readingContinue reading “flotsam & jetsam | 5”

Why Getting Involved in the Bookish Community is Rewarding // guest post by Kellyn Roth

Hi there! I’m Kellyn Roth, founder & manager of the author service providing website Reveries Co. We recently launched a new website with a blog, and Maya graciously allowed me to guest post to celebrate! I’ve been involved in the bookish community for many years as a blogger, author, and later writing coach. Now IContinue reading “Why Getting Involved in the Bookish Community is Rewarding // guest post by Kellyn Roth”

Camp NaNo 2020, days 2-4

As you can see, posting every day is not happening. This is for two reasons. The first: I don’t want to share everything I write this month because I have a feeling I may want to publish some of it, use it in a current novel, or something of the sort. The second: I simplyContinue reading “Camp NaNo 2020, days 2-4”

Camp NaNo 2020, 1 // golden + Aionladon in a cell

Hello, my friends! This year is my first time participating in Camp NaNoWriMo! I’m handwriting (just like I did for NaNo) and my goal is 20k words. I’ll be writing one poem a day (based on Lemon’s prompts) and also working on some story ideas: one called “Darius Raven,” a few inspired by the NewContinue reading “Camp NaNo 2020, 1 // golden + Aionladon in a cell”

it is what it is, but it is not what it shall be // sharing a post by S.D. Smith

S.D. Smith is one of my favorite authors. My family’s reading aloud his new book, Ember’s End, together, and I’m really enjoying it. I also loved this recent blog post from him: It is what it is. I read it on a cubicle wall. It’s a country-craft sign with large, cursive script, a script toContinue reading “it is what it is, but it is not what it shall be // sharing a post by S.D. Smith”

Love Lifted Me by Faith Blum // book review + blog tour

Welcome, friends! Today I’m reviewing Love Lifted Me by Faith Blum, a novella inspired by Cinderella and Song of Solomon. I very much enjoyed reading it and can’t wait to tell you all about it! about the author Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl who lives in the center of the state with her husband andContinue reading “Love Lifted Me by Faith Blum // book review + blog tour”

Golgatha by Angela R. Watts // cover reveal

Today is the cover reveal for Angela Watts’ novel Golgatha! The book description and cover are both amazing, and I hope I get a chance to read it someday. DARKNESS HAS A PRICE AND THE LIGHT HAS NO MERCY FOR SINNERS Prince Moray will lead his empire to glory, even if it means dabbling with forbiddenContinue reading “Golgatha by Angela R. Watts // cover reveal”

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