Week In Review: February 4th

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round-up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more. If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: Join me for my productivity live stream, Sundays at 4:30 EST. Come join a productivity sprint or two. Or eat some snacks. Maybe both. You do you.

On Twitch: You can also join the live stream here.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

  • Bad Kidneys & NFTs: Literary Twitter DramaAll about how to be a good literary citizen, the two titular literary Twitter incidents and how the ways the instigators responded matched their level of infamy, how to argue on twitter, and best practices for using twitter.

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • Bad Kidneys & NFTs: Literary Twitter DramaAll about how to be a good literary citizen, the two titular literary Twitter incidents and how the ways the instigators responded matched their level of infamy, how to argue on twitter, and best practices for using twitter.
  • Author Spotlight: Jessica TurnbullShe’s a multi-genre author, cat lover, and mental health advocate. She’s sharing writing tips and more!

Upcoming Events:

At 1pm on February 8th, I will be talking to the Riverside Writers Club in Fredericksburg VA (virtually) about how to Pitch Literary Agents.

April 29th-May 1st, you can find me at RavenCon in Richmond, VA. (Fingers crossed!)

May 27-30th, I’ll be back at Balticon in Baltimore, MD.

July 8-10th should be my return to Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Another Charlie Holmberg book:

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.

When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch’s gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.

During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is—as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences.

And the next Christine Feehan book, as I work my way through the Carpathian books.

Dark Illusion

A mage and a warrior must see beyond their facades and embrace the bond that links their souls… 

At any other time, Julija Brennan would find solace in the quiet of the Sierra Mountains, but now the mage is in the race of her life. Having broken free from her controlling family, Julija’s attempt to warn the Carpathians of the coming threat has failed and put a target on her back—and those who are hunting her are close behind.…

After centuries locked away in a monastery in the Carpathian Mountains, Isai Florea can’t believe he’s finally found his lifemate—the missing half of his soul. The second he sees Julija, his world blazes with color. But despite their explosive connection, Julija rebels against what she sees as Isai’s intent to control her and rejects the bond that would prevent him from becoming a monster.  


As their unfulfilled bond continues to call to them both, Julija and Isai aim to complete the task that brought them together. They are used to facing danger alone, but now the mage and the ancient warrior must learn how to rely on each other in order to stop a plot that threatens all Carpathians.…

New Works By Previous Guests:

From Michelle D. Sonnier.

The Clockwork Solution (Book 2)

Treated with disdain by her family her entire life for not living up to their expectations-or prophesy-Arabella Leyden forges her own path and attains her greatest wish: to join the Sisterhood of Witches, doing so in a manner no one ever anticipated.

As the first-ever technomancer, the way before her is fraught with peril. Can she survive the machinations of her order, or be ground between the gears of reluctant progress?

More important yet, can she succeed at her first assignment: find the root cause of the famine sweeping through Ireland? A task that has already claimed two witches of the Sortilege line.

Her future hangs in the balance… perhaps even her very life…


Picture(s) of the Week:

“Silly mama, it’s time to play with your kitty! Ribbon time! Why would you want to edit? I’m right here.” -Catticus

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