I am a book blogger and the owner of Bookworm Blues - a popular speculative fiction book review website. I have been a compulsive reader all my life. Early on found my reading niche in the fantastic genre of Speculative Fiction. I blame my active imagination for the hobbies that threaten to consume my life. A freelance writer and photographer, world traveler and recent college graduate, I'm also a new mother, cancer fighter & survivor. In my ideal world, I'd do nothing but drink lots of tea and read from a never ending pile of speculative fiction books. Respected as a reviewer, I receive book ARCs from all of the major and most minor publishers in science fiction and fantasy. But given my love of stories, I've always wanted to be a part of the creative process, and editing is my first step in that direction.

Writerly Things – An Update

I’ve been quiet for a while. I’ve also been super busy. Things are happening, and I’d like to give you a rundown on what those things are. First of all, I’ve updated the theme of this website, and for some reason it’s posting comments at the top of the page and blog posts under that….

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Announcement | My #SPFBO 2018 Finalist

As promised, I’m announcing my finalist today. Typically picking a finalist is kind of a weird thing. Art is subjective, and it very much depends on who is interpreting the work and how their personal perspective is bent that day/minute/era/whatever. I basically base my finalist decision off of one question: Which book can’t I stop…

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#SPFBO 2018 | Sentinel – Chad Ballard

About the Book Aelathil is on the brink of civil war! Once pampered and spoiled as the only heir to one of Aelathil’s most powerful lordlings, Callan’s world has been tipped upside down by King Ramsey and his mighty dragons. Now he must join the growing resistance or watch as everything his family stood for…

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A bit of an #SPFBO Storm

I got a pretty nasty private message from an SPFBO contestant today about how I’m basically ruining the SPFBO due to my slow turnaround on reviews, and I guess it’s making me want to discuss the roots of the contest, as well as its evolution. Feel free to ignore. A few years ago, Mark Lawrence…

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#SPFBO 2010 | An Update

So, it’s that time of year again. We’ve got a month left of the SPFBO and my life is insane so I need to write a bit of an update/what to expect post. The thing is, I didn’t expect my life, editing wise, to be this busy. My business has increased threefold this year. I’ve…

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#SPFBO | Dragonsphere – Richard Fierce

About the Book When the magic on the sphere fails, the soul of a powerful fire dragon is released and chaos breaks loose. A tentative treaty between two long warring kingdoms is jeopardized when Prince Ranaan kills the new king, his brother. Velkyn and Calderon, the two monks chosen to protect the sphere, must leave…

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#SPFBO 2018 | Reboot – Domino Finn

About the Book Tad Lonnerman is having a crappy day stuck in crappy traffic late to a crappy meeting. On the bright side, his game development career is the only non-crappy thing he has going for him, so life isn’t all bad. At least until he dies. Now Tad finds himself uploaded to a beta…

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#SPFBO 2018 | Sowing – Angie Grigaliunas

About the Book They can take your house, your daughter, whatever they want. For Ariliah, life under the militarized Hulcondans is one of order and safety. Despite the soldiers’ ruthless policies, she trusts their judgment. They alone provide protection from the enemies lurking beyond the city wall. For her older sister, Rabreah, every glance from…

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Author Talk | The Solitary Nature of Writing

Hi. Occasionally you’ll start seeing “Author Talk” in the subjects of my posts. Those will be the posts where I’m not reviewing or talking about books. Rather, I’ll be talking about being an author. I’ll start weaving them in here and there, probably not too often, but on the occasion. If you’re all, “Hey Sarah,…

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