Author's details

Date registered: April 11, 2012


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.

Latest posts

  1. Featured Review | The Traitor Baru Cormorant – Seth Dickinson — October 12, 2015
  2. Announcing some changes to the website — October 12, 2015
  3. SPFBO | The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids – Michael McClung — October 7, 2015
  4. The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin — October 5, 2015
  5. Self Published Fantasy Blog Off Update – Finalists & What To Expect — September 30, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. GIVEAWAY: Eternal Sky by Elizabeth Bear — 96 comments
  2. GIVEAWAY | The Barrow AND Blood and Iron — 81 comments
  3. WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY | The Severed Streets – Paul Cornell — 61 comments
  4. AUTHORS WELCOME — 52 comments
  5. Christmas Spirit Just Got Killed – I need help — 46 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 12

Featured Review | The Traitor Baru Cormorant – Seth Dickinson

About the Book THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT is an epic geopolitical fantasy about one woman’s mission to tear down an empire by learning how to rule it. Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up from the sand of her home and see red sails on the horizon. The Empire of Masks is coming, …

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Oct 12

Announcing some changes to the website

I start back to work this week, and I’m pretty positive that having two kids (one of whom is an infant) is going to negatively impact my ability to live life (and sleep. We can’t ever forget the lack of sleep.). In regards to this, I’ve been thinking about how to run my website while …

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Oct 07

SPFBO | The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids – Michael McClung

About the Book “They butchered Corbin right out in the street. That’s how it really started. He was a rogue and a thief, of course. But then, so am I. So when he got himself hacked up in front of his house off Silk Street, I decided somebody had to be made to pay. They …

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Oct 05

The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin

About the Book This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations …

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Sep 30

Self Published Fantasy Blog Off Update – Finalists & What To Expect

I was thinking of stuff I needed to do yesterday, and I realized I needed to write an update regarding the grand ol’ SPFBO. All of us have decided our best book, and now we are just reading all of the finalists. We will determine the winner in March, if not sooner (depending on how …

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Sep 29

Cold Iron – Stina Leicht

About the Book Fraternal twins Nels and Suvi move beyond their royal heritage and into military and magical dominion in this flintlock epic fantasy debut from a two-time Campbell Award finalist. Prince Nels is the scholarly runt of the ancient Kainen royal family of Eledore, disregarded as flawed by the king and many others. Only …

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Sep 28

Guest Post | The Key to a Character – Ilana C. Myer (+ GIVEAWAY)

About the Author Ilana C. Myer has written for the Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and the Huffington Post. Previously she was a freelance journalist in Jerusalem for theJerusalem Post, the Jewish Daily Forward, Time Out Israel and other publications. She lives in New York City. Ilana was born in New …

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Sep 23

Guest Post | The Author Interview I’d Give Myself – Cindy Dees

About the Author  Cindy Dees started flying airplanes while sitting in her dad’s lap at the age of three and got a pilot’s license before she got a driver’s license. At age fifteen, she dropped out of high school and left the horse farm in Michigan where she grew up to attend the University of …

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Sep 22

Last Song Before Night – Ilana C. Myer

About the Book Long ago, poets were Seers with access to powerful magic. Following a cataclysmic battle, the enchantments of Eivar were lost–now a song is only words and music, and no more. But when a dark power threatens the land, poets who thought only to gain fame for their songs face a task much …

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Sep 21

Guest Post | Making It Real – Christie Meierz

About the Author Award-winning author Christie Meierz writes space opera and science fiction romance set in a civilization of empaths on the edge of a dystopic Earth empire. Her published works include her bestselling debut novel, The Marann, its sequels, and two prequel short stories published in Into Tolari Space ~ The First Contact Stories. …

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