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It’s Forks Knives and Spoons 6 Month Anniversary

Today, October 18, 2017, marks the six month anniversary of Forks, Knives, and Spoons being out in the world. It’s been an incredible half-year! I’m so grateful to you. I have felt so much love and support from strangers and friends near and far. I’ve loved hearing from friends who…

Hello from Nashville

Yee haw! After decades of loudly disliking country music, about a dozen years ago, I heard “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Atkins and cried. As a young mother, I loved the story in the song. From there I was drawn into the whole genre of country – for the…

Book Review: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

This review was originally published on Bookreporter.com. Right from page one, Kaira Rouda hooks the reader in her new suspense novel, BEST DAY EVER. The story is told over the course of only one day, the day that Paul Strom has meticulously planned out, the day that he promises himself…

Hide a Book Day with Goodreads and Book Fairies

On Monday, September 18, 2017, Goodreads is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with the Book Fairies and Hide a Book Day. Don’t know the Book Fairies? They have groups around the world. I follow a bunch of “Official Fairies” on Instagram to see pictures of the books they’re hiding. Will…

Meet the New Debs of The Debutante Ball

I loved meeting every one of the 2017 Debs and can’t wait to get to know the Debutante Ball class of 2018. Join me! Founded in 2006, The Debutante Ball celebrates the journey of five female, debut authors on their paths to publication. Through discussions that range from craft and…

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Check out my review of Celeste Ng‘s new book, Little Fires Everywhere over on Suzy Approved Book Reviews. Spoiler alert – I loved this book! I could’ve written a paper about all the intricacies and thematic principles in this story. Someday, someone will, as I’m sure it will turn up…

National Read a Book Day

Today is National Read A Book Day though, I observe that every day. It’s hard to imagine a day going by without opening a book for at least a little while, or listening to one. I woke up and first thing, finished the last 40 pages or so of LITTLE…

Interview with Devin Murphy – THE BOAT RUNNER

Devin Murphy’s debut novel is out one week from today on Tuesday, September 5. He’s another on of my fellow 17Scribes authors who I am happy to introduce to you with today’s interview. Pre-order The Boat Runner now or find it in stores next week. What advice would you give…

Interview with Anna Dowdall – AFTER THE WINTER

Happy Book Birthday, Anna Dowdall! Her debut novel, After the Winter, releases today. Anna and I are both part of a fabulous group of debut novelists all releasing in 2017 – 17Scribes – find us on Facebook or the 17Scribes website. Where did the idea for your book originate? I…

Forks, Knives, and Spoons Around the World

It’s been such a thrill to see posts from people who’ve taken Forks, Knives, and Spoons on vacations and business trips or back home to the other side of the globe. I’m planning to build a gallery for the fun shots and I have featured some in my monthly newsletter…