Last night I went to our local indie movie theatre in Boise, Idaho and watched the Manhattan Short Film Festival. It’s amazing how many passionate directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors are out there that are unknown (at least here in the US) but producing great work. It was an amazing and enjoyable evening! Typically I’ve […]Read More 8 Minutes Award-Winning Short Film @manhattanshort
Usually I attend Science Fiction conferences. I love traveling and attending them all over the country. But when a big entrepreneur conference like ConvertKit’s Craft + Commerce comes to my town, well I couldn’t pass that up. ConvertKit was started right here in Boise, Idaho by our own Nathan Barry. Go BOY-see! This conference was […]Read More ConvertKit Craft + Commerce Conference 2017 #craftcommerce #Bloggers
As a young adult author and voracious reader, I try to make it to as many YA book signings, readings, and discussions as I can. Next week, here in downtown Boise, Idaho I will get to attend an event for two amazing YA authors – Victoria Schwab and Madeleine Roux. Our local bookstore, Rediscovered Books […]Read More V.E. Schwab and Madeleine Roux – YA Authors come to Boise, Idaho!
I’ve been lucky enough to have lived in some beautiful places: the rugged high desert of Colorado, the majestic mountains of Montana, the lush Washington coast, and the amazing Treasure Valley of Idaho. The past few years I’ve realized that although I’ve lived happily among the best nature has to offer in my Northwest corner of the […]Read More Become a Tourist in Your Hometown!
Today was an awesome day! I didn’t write too many words on my novel though, but I did conduct research for it. Unusual research by most people’s standards I imagine. I took a tour of our county coroner’s office. No, I don’t write horror novels. But I do enjoy writing about diverse careers. And I found […]Read More #nanowrimo Day 3
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kate Elliot’s first young adult novel, Court of Fives. Everything from the world building to the amazing array of characters made this an enchanting read. The intricate Fives trainings and competitions made the book fast-paced and riveting. I loved how Ms. Elliot wove the theme of Fives throughout the book, giving […]Read More Court of Fives by Kate Elliot
To be honest I don’t usually like time travel stories. They are just not the kind of science fiction novels that usually excite me. I do enjoy anything with space ships, kickass not-so-perfect heroes or heroines, a bit of romance, and even aliens. My favorite type of stories by far are dystopian. There is nothing […]Read More Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
If you haven’t ever gone to a WorldCon before, you need to find a way to attend next year in Kansas City. Ignore any politics or negativity. Go as a lover of science fiction and fantasy, enjoy it as a fan, experience it as a lifetime learner and a catalyst for future world change. Science […]Read More WorldCon 2015 #sasquan – how it changed my life
8/15/13 Meeting Ally Condie at a the Boise Library today was a great experience. I love meeting published authors in person and hearing them describe their writing processes and inspirations. Ally has many of the same habits as a writer that I do, which is very reassuring to me! Ally creates music playlists for each […]Read More Ally Condie, author of the Matched series