What I’ve Been Reading

Man oh man. The days are super long but the months go by way fast.

I went on vacation for a couple weeks in May (including the Storymakers conference), then we had family in town in June, so I’ve been trying to play catch-up and recover for the last month or so.

First, a quick update:

My entry in the Storymaker First Chapter contest placed 3rd in the romance category! I’m absolutely thrilled about that. One of my critique partners placed 1st in her category and another good friend won Grand Prize, which made the whole event that much more exciting.

I’ve also become a monthly contributor on the Historical Hussies blog. You can see my posts on the 3rd Friday of each month.

Now, on to the main topic of today’s post: Books and Reading.

Reading (and consequently) books, have been one of the most important things in my life, both as a writer and as a human being. In fact, one of my earliest memories is when I was in kindergarten or 1st grade, and the teacher was called out of the classroom for a few minutes (she had an aide, so we weren’t left unsupervised). Since it was reading time, she asked me to read “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” to the rest of the class. I was thrilled. And the copy of the book was ginormous. Literally bigger than me (but then again, I was ultra petite as a 5/6 year-old.)

I digress.


Since Storymakers, I’ve had several friends release some fantastic books and I try to do a quick shout-out on Instagram for those, but I can’t always keep up. Also, I’m always on the look-out for recommendations. So right now here’s what I’m reading or is on call in my TBR pile.

For Fun:

Yours Truly, Thomas – Rachel Fordham

60192973_536420803556839_7003213225817472960_nThe Redgrave Murders – A. L. Sowards

The Captain’s Daughter – Jennifer Delamere

Eleanor – Martha Keyes

Love in Disguise – Anneka Walker

Rescuing Lord Inglewood – Sally Britton


For Research/Learning:

The Ramayana

Preston Cotton Martyrs

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World

I’m also hoping to start the occasional author chat on the blog since I love talking to all my friends about what they’re doing.