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Updates: The Lady of the Vineyard and Ivy Introspective

Hello friends (and … random people I don’t know … and … I just made your presence awkward … well,  I guess you can stay anyway *sigh*)! Today I’m going to ramble on about my novels considerably, so … you’ve been warned. Let’s start with Ivy Introspective, because … well, I just want to. I have […]

June Character Studies ~ Comfort

Well, another Character Studies has come around! As some (most, that is) of you probably know, Character Studies is hosted by Morgan Dusky (https://morgandusky.wordpress.com/) She has the coolest blog you ever saw! Her characters have (supposedly) possessed it, and they write the posts. Very entertaining (and informative). Today, as usual, I’ll be doing Parts 1 […]

The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

A short review for a busy, writing-filled day (or so I hope). And I know some of you find these reviews tedious … but … I ain’t making you read them! 😉 There’s a fun post coming tomorrow! I promise! I’m going to let you decide which character I interview tomorrow! (comment, please!) The Mistress […]

Interview with Laurel Garver

Hello everyone! Today (or rather tonight) I’ll be interviewing Laurel Garver, author of Almost There. Her favorite color is plum, partially (or completely?) due to her love of our dear Professor (points for getting the reference!). You know, at some point you’re all going to have to call these points … Anyway, on with the interview!  * What’s […]

Almost There by Laurel Garver

Almost There by Laurel Garver Dani Deane, #2 Paris, the City of Lights. To seventeen-year-old Dani Deane, it’s the Promised Land. There, her widowed mother’s depression will vanish and she will no longer fear losing her only parent, her arty New York life, or her devoted boyfriend. But shortly before their Paris getaway, Dani’s tyrannical […]

Puppies and Titles

Today we’re going to talk about puppies and titles. I know, I know. Those SEEM like two totally unrelated topics. Truth is? They are. In other words, this word is full of random stuff, and I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 First, puppies. My dog Gidget, a beautiful Border Collie with 1/4 Australian Shepherd in her (that […]

A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason

A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason Courage to Dream, #2 Can an Irish Lass with a Dream for America Find True Love? Maggie Montgomery’s long-held wish to see America is finally coming true. She’ll visit her beloved brother Rylan and his wife, Colleen, and at the same time, escape Neill Fitzgerald’s unwanted attention. In […]

Interview with John A. Heldt

Well, guys, in the last several weeks I’ve reviewed two books by author John A. Heldt, Indiana Belle and The Mine. And I’ll be interviewing him in pink, because everything’s better with pink, and his answers will be in green, which is his favorite color. Welcome to Reveries, Mr. Heldt. Could you tell me a […]

The Mine by John A. Heldt

The Mine by John A. Heldt Northwest Passage, #1 In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell […]

Plot Construction 101: Falling Action (and Resolution)

We’ve come to the conclusion. Wait, I thought we just started this post! Indeed, we did, but this post is about conclusions. Oh, I understand now. Good. Then we can continue. The falling action is the wrapping-up of the novel; resolution is just another name for “conclusion.” It’s meant to be fairly short, as nothing […]

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

A super short review. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games, #3 My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has […]

Plot Construction 101: Climax

Well, guys, we’ve come to the climax. What is a climax? It’s the most exciting part of the novel, of course. It’s what we’ve all been waiting for. And now it’s here. And … we’re going to make it a lot less exciting by talking about it. 😉 Essentially, the climax is the coming-together of […]