2018 Books of Awesome, Limited Edition

Monday, December 24, 2018

I read a total of 30 books this year, which for some is a lot, and for others is hardly worth mentioning. For me, with a dayjob, a toddler, edits, copy edits, and a whole book to write, it was kind of astounding. I don’t have a lot of time to just sit and read – so I don’t. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and – when the weather’s nice…

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A Childhood Bookshelf

Friday, October 19, 2018

    Most writers are also avid readers. That’s usually how we got here. So when you ask us what authors we admire, who has influenced us, it can be a pretty long list. As in a “please stop talking now, I just wanted a few names” kind of a list. In my case, I think I made it pretty clear that when I was a child and a teen,…

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Kimmery’s Total Lack of Self-Care

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  It is a tad ironic that we are writing about self-care this week, because in the waning days before I become a published author—LESS THAN ONE WEEK AWAY, Y’ALL—I have morphed into a hygiene-free insomniac. I am rocking the French look when it comes to leg shaving, I’ve worn the same ancient pair of cashmere sweatpants for three days, and I wake up every morning at 3:00 am and…

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Kimmery’s Must-Read Books of 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  Leonardo da Vinci (biography) by Walter Isaacson: A masterpiece befitting its remarkable subject, this epic tome about one of history’s most fascinating human beings is not a quick read. Nor is it a light one: aside from medical textbooks and coffee table art books, it’s the heaviest book I own. I nearly fell over when I first picked it up. But I’ve long been consumed with curiosity about da Vinci,…

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[News Flash] December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Part One in a 317-Part Series…

Thursday, October 5, 2017

    This week we’re talking about books that influenced us—as writers, of course—but I was a reader long before I had the idea that I could write a book of my own. Here is a list of must-read books on my shelf, many of them I’ve read over and over again.   I read a lot. A LOT. Probably a couple hundred books a year. Reading takes up about…

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Worlds Both Ancient and Magical: Books that influenced the writing of FROM UNSEEN FIRE

Monday, October 2, 2017

Reading is a crucial part of a writer’s job, so this week, we’re discussing books that influenced us. I’m choosing to interpret that as “books that influenced your upcoming publication”, because if it was just books in general, I’d be here forever. Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series: If you ever want to spend seven thousand pages immersed in the late Roman Republic (and seriously, who wouldn’t?), go swimming in…

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Make New Friends But Keep The Old

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My 2017 reading list has been a lot like that old song: “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold. A circle is round, it has no end. That’s how long, I will be your friend.” But of course in this instance, I’m talking about book friends. I relish returning to the books which have moved me in the past. Two of my new…

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I Feel You, Kate Pearson

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

  On the surface, I don’t have a lot in common with Kate Pearson, the main character in SMALL ADMISSIONS. She’s a New Yorker; I’m a Colorado mountain girl. She went to a prestigious university; I went to a military academy. She fell in the love with a Frenchman; I’m not positive I could find France on a map (Kidding, of course. I mean….mostly). I might lead a very different…

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“These are a few of my favorite things….”

Friday, December 23, 2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS MY LOVES! I can’t believe it’s already Christmas. This year has flew by! Madness! I know this week we’re talking about novels we loved this year but I found it a bit difficult since most of the books I read are books coming out in 2017. But I did get to a few, some YA, some adult, and even some non-fiction that I loved!   Bloggers Can’t Be…

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