E-MURDERER Book Tour: Check out the Thrilling Excerpt!


  On this anything but typical Monday morning Jenna Scali, who works part-time for a shrink, opens an email that depicts the brutal death of a young girl. On that same day the police uncover a dead coed two blocks from Jenna’s house. The e-murderer’s description creepily echos the death described in the newspapers. When Jenna receives other emails, she takes what she knows to the police and thus begins her journey in the path of the e-murderer. Her curious nature impels her from e-messages to dead coeds to a ring of prostitutes. With the help of her quirky friends, […] Read more »

Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park Helps Even the Youngest Kids Learn about Bullying


Today I’m sharing a great post from Jennifer Schreiber, the author of Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park, a brand new kids book that teaches kids about bullying through lovable characters and beautiful illustrations. I’ll let the author herself tell you a bit more about the story as well as the inspiration behind the book.   Preparing to go Back to School keeps us parents busy this time of year with shopping for school supply sales, attempting to squeeze kids into last year’s uniforms and sifting through the stacks of paperwork from administrators and teachers. “Uh oh! It’s the dreaded Contract […] Read more »

Firewall: Book 2 of the Logic Series Now Available!


After a whirlwind romance and quick marriage to her prince charming, Mae feels like the walls of her lavish paradise are closing in on her. Just when she’s given a little breathing room, her world comes crashing down. In Beck’s eyes, no measure is too extreme to protect Mae and their unborn children. After realizing the cost of his zeal is Mae’s happiness, he plans a getaway that will put into motion age-old plans set in place by the gods themselves. Overshadowed by a demon assassin, Mae becomes the very thing that Beck has tried to safeguard her from. With […] Read more »

Minecraft Modding for Kids for Dummies Book Review + Excerpt

Minecraft Modding for Kids for Dummies

Minecraft modding. Two words that send shivers down my spine and make me run for cover. It started innocently. Jacob asked me to add a mod to his game about two years ago. I modded the heck out of my Sims games and thought “it can’t be that hard!” HA! Six hours later, I FINALLY managed to install a mod. Not the mod he really wanted, but a mod of some sort. Then a day later, the game updated and the mod broke. Oh. My. Gods. The tears. The tantrums. The balled fists and howls of rage! “How could they […] Read more »

Come Celebrate The Path’s Release Day with Tawdra Kandle!

Summer's almost over, but there's still time for #OneLastBeachRead. And you're in luck because the perfect way to end the summer is now live and available everywhere!

Summer’s almost over, but there’s still time for #OneLastBeachRead. And you’re in luck because the perfect way to end the summer is now live and available everywhere! THE PATH Abby Donavan came to the small beach community of Crystal Cove to start over. After a painful affair broke her heart and derailed her burgeoning career, taking over management for the just-opened bed-and-breakfast was the safe choice. In this sleepy town, Abby figured she could bury her memories and forget the pain. When the chance to have her own hotel falls into her lap, though, she can’t resist the temptation. Making […] Read more »

5 Books Every Freelance Writer Needs on Her Bookshelf

Freelance Writer Books

Every month, I join up with a bunch of other great bloggers to bring you a themed entertainment hop. I think you’ve figured that out by now, right? This month, we’re focusing on Labor Day. I struggled with the theme for a bit, because really, I don’t read a whole lot of books about jobs. Then I looked at my bookshelf and realized I have a boatload of books that helped me in both my freelance writing life and blogging life. So today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite books that every freelance writer (or blogger) needs on her (or HIS!) […] Read more »

Super Bad Book Blast: $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway


Super Bad by Kai Strand The world is in chaos. Violence and thievery reign. And with the supers still balanced, it’s only getting worse. Without good versus evil, the supers care less and less. In order to restore purpose, the world needs its super heroes and its super villains, but the one who balanced them in the first place is missing. Sandra’s concern over finding her brother, Jeff, isn’t her only problem. Her pathetic excuse for super powers has left her needing a new ankle. And though she’s still very much committed to her boyfriend, Source, she’s growing unreasonably attracted […] Read more »

Quick Relaxation Techniques for Incredibly Busy Moms + Free Adult Coloring Pages!

Relaxation techniques for busy moms

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite quick relaxation techniques for busy moms. These tips are things you can do in 5-10 minutes, from checking out funny animals to getting creative with adult coloring pages! Read on to check them out! I’m on vacation this week. You wouldn’t really know it, because my “vacation” consists of doing ten thousand things that I don’t get around to in my actual work week. Oh, I’ll take a day or two off for real (thanks to the magic of scheduling posts), but honestly, I don’t really know HOW to relax! Spending hours […] Read more »

Keep Your Summer Reading Fun Going During Back to School Season #SummerReading

Keep up the summer reading momentum all year long with great tips from Scholastic, plus check out our favorite books in 5 word reviews!

This post is brought to you by Scholastic and ENERGIZER® Batteries. All opinions are my own. Jake heads back to school in, oh boy, about two weeks! I am going to miss having him home all day, but 5th grade should be exciting for him. He’s had a rough few years with bullies, but this year I hope to see a major difference. Jake joined band and will be learning to play the clarinet. He’s super excited. We also have a new plan in place to deal with bullying. I’m also pretty excited because, over this summer, Jake has moved from […] Read more »

Are We Raising A Generation of Stressed-Out Kids?

Generation Stressed

Today I’m sharing an exclusive post from Michele Kambolis, author of Generation Stressed. I absolutely LOVE this piece because it eloquently addresses something that has been bothering me for a while. I have always believed that summer is a time to be a kid, have fun, explore and relax. Yet more and more, it seems like parents are robbing kids of the summers we had as children. We’re over-scheduling them, sending them to summer school, printing our workbooks that are longer than War & Peace and basically just taking away the care-free fun of summer. In our efforts to avoid “summer slide” and other […] Read more »