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Bag of Mystery Jelly Beans Reads: Ready Player One (Initial Reactions)

Maybe it’s because I started the semester and have already 40 students, maybe it’s because I’ve been missing the long hours of playing Bully or Fable 3 (not pursuing the actual quests but rather running around exploring the world for hours–I have been known to have my avatar simply bake pies or work in the blacksmith’s for a fun 4 hours), maybe it’s the fact that a video game sounds less scarier than owning my own house and being a responsible adult… 324 more words


“Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”

I know, it’s still early, but day by day, I can already feel things clicking into place.

The reading has been of course the easiest to habitize, as I’ve been a passionate reader for as long as I could turn a page, and it only took reminding myself to open  a book every day to reignite that fire. 370 more words

Self Improvement

Welcome to Mount Noodle?

Welcome to Ritzville, Washington, my town, big time wheat country. In 1901 Ritzville  was the wheat shipping center of the world, shipping out almost two million bushels of wheat. 183 more words


Exciting News:

STILL LIFE recently received a favorable review by Library Journal!

Thank you, Judy Taylor Garner for your appraisal:

“The first title in the “Randi Lassiter” murder mystery series paints a grisly picture of a deranged serial killer and the grotesque capabilities of a twisted mind. 136 more words

On Writing

on screen reading and book reading...

805 begins next week and in an effort to staunch the flow of panic I’ve been feeling all summer, I’ve begun chipping away at the course reading. 385 more words

Athabasca University

Guest Post: Lori Rader-Day

Writing Under The Influence (of Good Role Models)

I was flummoxed for a guest post topic until I went back to the interview I did with Mysteristas last year during the launch of my debut, … 749 more words


Book Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord!!!

Open Road Summer

Emery Lord

Release Date: 04/15/2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury


After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind… and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. 652 more words