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.

Books I’ve Edited That You Need to Read

Well, this started out as a Facebook post, but then I realized it was too long and it really should be its own blog post. So, here I am. I just finished editing a book. I’m going to go through my list of stuff to research before I send the manuscript back, and I got…

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ANNOUNCEMENT | PUBLICATION DATE CHANGE

Due to the fact that I’m just drowning in life right now, I’ve pushed back the publication of Of Honey and Wildfires by a month. Now it will drop on April 28. I just have too much going on. I’m so bogged down in editing work that I haven’t had time to work on my…

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I want to talk about COVID-19

So, here’s the deal. COVID-19 (the coronavirus) is going around, and people are either freaked out, or making fun of the people who are freaked out. Now, I realize that this is supposed to be a book blog, for reviews and yammering about my writing and whatever else, but I want to take some time…

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The Unwomanly Face of War – Svetlana Alexievich

About the Book Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Svetlana Alexievich shares stories of women s experiences during World War II on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. The Unwomanly Face of War is a powerful history of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of…

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Of Honey and Wildfires: Cover Art + PROLOGUE

I should have posted this this morning, but I will level with you, dearest internet. I’m pretty freaking terrified right now. There is a certain vulnerability involved in this that I’m not quite sure how to get over… so I’m just holding my nose and jumping. Yesterday, Fantasy Book Critic was kind enough to post…

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Prosper’s Demon – KJ Parker

About the Book In the pitch dark, witty fantasy novella Prosper’s Demon, K. J. Parker deftly creates a world with vivid, unbending rules, seething with demons, broken faith, and worse men. In a botched demonic extraction, they say the demon feels it ten times worse than the man. But they don’t die, and we do. Equilibrium….

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Self-Published Gems You Should All Be Reading

Alright, so this year has been a real kick in the pants so far. I’ve had some health issues (shocking, I know) which culminated in a pretty big hip surgery on January 30. I’m currently recovering. I’m quite medicated, and I’m also bored. I have a pile of editing I need to get to, but…

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Deep Dive | Kit & Adelaide Carson

Hello, readers. It’s been a while. We have myself to blame. My health took a bit of a downward turn, and I’ve been buried in editing gigs so I just haven’t had much time to do anything on my website. I’ve been mulling over this Deep Dive a bit. I wasn’t sure how to attack…

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The Mastermind – Evan Ratliff

About the Book The incredible true story of the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux—the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of…

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The Millennial Manifesto – Michael R. Fletcher

About the Book Only barbarians plan terrorism before tea. Tired of ineffectual marches and rallies, Millennials turn to terrorist tactics to force change on Corporate America. Setting their sites on the company responsible for poisoning the local water supply, they declare war. But now they swim with sharks. After all, you don’t claw your way…

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