Poetry: A Collection of Some Short but [Bitter]Sweet Poems

So. I rarely share my poetry because it's always been a very personal thing for me, something I write for myself and myself only (unless I'm specifically writing it for a contest or a gift or something). But April is National Poetry Month! And I have decided to share a few of my shorter poems! These are all years old, nothing recent. Some of these weren't written with anyone or anything in...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/9/17

I only posted three posts this week and didn't do a ton of blog hopping because I've felt kinda meh and my tennis elbow has gotten bad again. I keep rubbing arnica cream onto it. I have no idea if it's helping. It's a lot easier than soaking in epsom salt though. Honestly I think they both do help some, it's just that I still keep using my arm and making it hurt more. In other random news, I...
 

Book Review: Fallocaust (Fallocaust Book 1) by Quil Carter

In this unforgiving wasteland where people have turned to cannibalism to survive, Reaver is content being cold and cruel and doing whatever needs to be done in order to protect himself and his town... until he becomes interested in Killian and suddenly starts to care about him. But Killian's weakness gets the two of them into dangerous situations, secrets about Reaver are revealed, the King's...
 

Book Review: Nightingale Girl (Sparrow Man Book 2) by M. R. Pritchard

It's been weeks since Meg arrived in her father's kingdom, and life should be great, but she's growing restless and Sparrow is starting to act strange. Meg soon finds out Sparrow's craziness wasn't because his memory was wiped but because he's cursed. In order to regain his sanity, Sparrow will have to go back to the place where they met, and Meg is determined to go with him in order to not let...
 

Blogging Tips: Using Gmail Filters for Author Newsletters

So this isn't strictly a blogging tip, but I don't have a "reading tips" or "email tips" category on my blog, so I'm makin' do with what I got. See, I'm actually not a big fan of author newsletters because they clutter up my inbox. It's why, until recently, I was signed up for very few, just those of my favorite authors. But it's difficult to keep up with new books in series when you don't sign...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/2/17

Good news! The headaches were in fact caused by the granola things I was eating! So I have had a blissfully headache-free week! Well, not entirely since I got a headache from fatigue one day, but that one went away after a night's rest, so close enough. Kristen's life tip of the week: If you start feeling dehydrated despite drinking lots of water and can't figure out why, make sure you're not...