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Monster Elementary: Volume 2

So, I went ahead and pledged to a kickstarter. I was a HUGE fan of the first Monster Elementary book, so when I saw they were making a second volume? Heck yes. I think that Nick is an incredibly talented and creative writer. His characters are lovable, the situations intriguing. And Gwen is an organized editor and talented designer. The first book is a quality product–I gave it out as Christmas presents to all my daughters’ friends a couple of…

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Royer Goldhawk Cover Reveal!

I’m both proud and honored to be able to reveal the latest cover in the Royer Goldhawk series! You can find the Book Trailer for the second book here! My good friend and wonderful author, Amy Leigh Strickland, has given me the chance to reveal the latest cover in her Steampunk Adventure series. I loved the first one, and I can’t wait to read this next one!  Here’s a little about the book: “Upon their arrival in Fairy, Royer Goldhawk…

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Finding Comic Book Apparel for Women

If you’re a geeky girl like me (or even, a geeky woman? A geek mom?) you know how hard it can be to find apparel with the things you love printed on it. When I was looking for “May the Fourth” apparel for myself and my two daughters, I couldn’t find a single t-shirt at the Disney store. C’mon, Disney. Girls like Star Wars, too. (I actually wrote about that experience on my blog when it happened.) So, imagine my…

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Why I don’t Pirate Digital or Audio Books — And No Author Should

My first job was working in a cafe.  It was called Johnny’s Java.  It was great.  I used to love that when I was on shift, I’d get amazing, free drinks and when I came in on my days off to visit my friends/coworkers, I’d get discounted, free coffee and pastries. I loved working as a barista so much that I applied to the coffee house on campus when I was in college.  I worked at Jazzland Coffee Co. for…

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A Geeky Saturday Night at AFK Lounge

My husband and I have been together as boyfriend and girlfriend, then engaged couple, then married for just over ten years now. Our “getting together” anniversary is April nineteenth. To celebrate, we left the kids with my mother, and headed out to AFK Gamer Lounge in San Jose. It was perfect timing, too, as I’m neck deep in the audiobook of <u>Ready Player One</u> by Ernest Cline, read by Wil Wheaton, so going to a geeky, gamer lounge was the…

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Three Reasons to Support Your Local Girl Scout Troop by Buying Cookies This Year

We’ve all seen them: little girls wearing blue tunics or vests, brown sashes, sometimes green hats and skirts. They stand in front of banks and supermarkets and hardware stores peddling their brightly colored boxes of deliciousness. The price has gone up, again, and though what the girls sell is addictive and only available once a year, it’s hard to justify spending that much on cookies. But we should. Here are three reasons why. 1.) We’re teaching today’s girls to be…

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Olympia Heights: The Pantheon

Amy Leigh Strickland’s Olympia Heights: The Pantheon is a wonderful, action-packed, teenage-hormonal adventure that introduces a group of high school students who find out that they’re reincarnations of Greek Gods. The characters, though many and introduced in a rapid succession, become individual and easily recognizable (not to mention likable) by the end of the book. The action is realistic and believable, and the danger becomes more and more personal and important as you turn each page. Speaking of turning the…

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Top Grossing Disney Animated Features

If you ignore the typos in this article from comicbook.com, the information that you get is somewhat interesting. The top three grossing animated features by Disney are Frozen, The Lion King, and Big Hero 6. I think this is fascinating and important information. These three movies do something that’s incredibly important. Think about what they have in common: Protagonist Loss Spoiler Alert! Each of the protagonists in these films loses someone early on–someone who was there for them. A mentor,…

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5 Ways to Deal With Post-Con Blues #sfwc2015

I just returned home from the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. It was amazing, and I had the time of my life! (Second only to my wedding and the birth of my kids, of course. Just in case my husband reads this.) If you’re anything like me, you love to go to retreats, conventions, conferences, camps, workshops and events where you’re surrounded by like-minded people. Whether it’s a fan convention or a work conference, you can connect with people who share…

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