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.

Changing Directions

I’ve had a lot going on recently, and it’s made me re-evaluate the direction of my website. Now, before you panic, this actually isn’t a bad thing for anyone, but it absolutely will impact how this website functions, and what you can look for on here. If you’ve noticed I’ve been quiet recently, it’s because…

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The Book of M – Peng Shepherd

About the Book Set in a dangerous near future world, The Book of M tells the captivating story of a group of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe who risk everything to save the ones they love. It is a sweeping debut that illuminates the power that memories have not only on the heart, but on…

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Seraphina’s Lament Release!

If you’ve followed me over the years, you’ll notice that the past year or so I’ve been slower with posting here, and in general, I’ve been posting less. There are a few reasons for that. First, I started editing a few years ago, and when I edit I don’t generally read books in the genre…

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Priest of Bones – Peter McLean

About the Book It’s a dangerous thing, to choose the lesser of two evils. The war is over, and army priest Tomas Piety finally heads home with Lieutenant Bloody Anne at his side. When he arrives in the Stink, Tomas finds that his empire of crime has been stolen from him while at war. With…

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A Gathering of Ravens – Scott Oden

About the Book To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind–the last in a long line of monsters…

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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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