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.

Personal Update | It just keeps happening…

I’ve debated on how much to say about any of this, and while I’m not terribly comfortable talking about it right now, I also feel like normalizing disability and chronic illness is extremely important, and one of the ways we do that is by talking about it. So, let me talk to you, dear reader,…

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Audiobook | Research, Part I

As I promised, I’m going to be documenting this audiobook process from the ground up with nauseating detail and a lot of transparency and I finally feel like I have something to say. (If you’d like to read why I’m doing this, click here.) I spent about a week asking people in the industry for…

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Announcement | An audiobook? An audiobook!

As you may or may not know, Hillary and Zack Argyle started an Indie Fantasy Fund. Authors applied for the grant and five were chosen to get $1000 to put toward something like editing, marketing, artwork, audiobooks, etc. The fact of the matter is, going indie is great but it’s not cheap, and this little…

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Review | Morning Glory Milking Farm – C.M. Nacosta

About the Book Violet is a typical, down-on-her-luck millennial: mid-twenties, over-educated and drowning in debt, on the verge of moving into her parent’s basement. When a lifeline appears in the form of a very unconventional job in neighboring Cambric Creek, she has no choice but to grab at it with both hands.  Morning Glory Milking…

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Review | Sins of the Mother – Rob J. Hayes

About the Book In her darklight the world will burn. Eskara Helsene is missing. She left her queendom, her friends, her children, even her own name behind. No one has seen the Corpse Queen for a decade. Someone is murdering Sourcerers, forcing them to reject their magic and opening scars in reality, and monsters from…

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Review | An End to Sorrow – Michael R. Fletcher

About the Book THE OBSIDIAN PATH IS IN RUINS Abandoned by his god and chained in the bilge of Iremaire’s war galley, Khraen has lost everything. His only friend is dead, his wife beheaded and thrown into the ocean. In an act of true self-destruction, a shard of Khraen’s heart stalks the islands destroying the…

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Review | Idols Fall – Mike Shel

About the Book Agnes Manteo now bears her father’s sentient Djao sword, along with a terrible revelation—the gods are charlatans, ancient sorcerers who draw their strength from the suffering of humanity. She and her Syraeic companions have but one duty: to track down those pretenders and end their reign of cruelty and lies, no matter…

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Review | Legends & Lattes – Travis Baldree

About the Book Worn out after decades of packing steel and raising hell, Viv the orc barbarian cashes out of the warrior’s life with one final score. A forgotten legend, a fabled artifact, and an unreasonable amount of hope lead her to the streets of Thune, where she plans to open the first coffee shop…

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Review | The Skin – J.E. Hannaford

About the Book How far would you go to save your skin?  I’m a selkie, trapped above the waves until I can recover my skin. Humans used to call us seal-wives many years ago – before they broke the planet. I thought that less humans, after the warming, would mean less danger. My kind believed our world…

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Announcement | An Elegy for Hope Release Date

Well, here I am, at the moment I’ve been dreading. I have to delay the release for An Elegy for Hope. Let me tell you why, and when you can expect it (November). A few months ago, Adrian from Grimdark Magazine contacted me with an opportunity to finish editing The King Must Fall and then…

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