Category: Sunday Post

Jun 23
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/23/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/23/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): (I thought I posted this in the morning, but apparently, I didn’t actually hit the post button. So it’s going up Sunday night. Sigh…) This week my family all went to visit Illinois Institute of Technology with my older daughter. We were fairly certain this was the school she wanted most because they have a data science master’s program (which is what she wants to go into) and they also have what’s called a co-terminal degree program where you can actually get your masters at an accelerated rate. We weren’t sure if it would be harder for her to… Read more »


Jun 16
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/16/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/16/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!! My daughter got back from Costa Rica and told us all about her trip. She had an amazing time and got to see so many cool animals like sloths, spider monkeys, toucans and capybaras. Plus, they went zip-lining and white water rafting. I am definitely jealous! I finished my first editing pass for that project I’ve been working on. It’s been nice to focus on a project for a while. (Though it’s been a good excuse to procrastinate on my writing—need to get back to it!) I just added a follow… Read more »


Jun 09
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/9/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/9/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): My daughter’s been having a fabulous time in Costa Rica! We’ve been able to get texts when they’re in an area with wi-fi, and it sounds like it’s been a fantastic trip filled with wildlife she never imagined she’d get to see (her words). I can’t wait till she gets back on Wednesday so she can give us all the details! Tuesday is my 20th anniversary!! My husband and I were high school sweethearts, so we’ve actually been together for 27 years, but as of Tuesday we’ve been married for 20. Life is an adventure, and I’m so thankful that… Read more »


Jun 02
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/2/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/2/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): We went to a neighborhood party on Friday night and met a bunch of the neighbors. Sadly, we’ve lived here 14 years, and we only know a handful of families in our neighborhood (less than 10—and that includes people we barely know). Going to this gathering was a bit out of my comfort zone, especially once I figured out that basically everyone else knew each other well, but I’m glad we went. My daughter Danielle left for an 11-day trip to Costa Rica this morning (with the Spanish dept at her school). I’m super excited for her—and also a… Read more »


May 25
Sunday (Saturday?) Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/26/19

Sunday (Saturday?) Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/26/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): HA! Apparently, I don’t know what day of the week it is anymore because I had this post go up a day early (I think it’s because my daughter finished school Thursday and my husband took Friday off, so I kept thinking it was Saturday all day). Oh well, I’m leaving it. You all can enjoy my early Sunday this week! My mom and I volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank again this week, only this time we got my daughter Danielle and my husband to come along too. (Jade would have come too, but someone had to be home… Read more »


May 19
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/19/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/19/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): This week felt like a bit of a whirlwind. I ended up taking on another editing project. I had stopped editing for the past several months because I wanted to focus on writing, but I’ve been spending a lot of money on writing conferences and such lately, and I had just recently decided it might be a good time to jump back into editing. Well, this job fell into my lap shortly thereafter. It was far too perfect to pass up. (I also have another editing job in the pipeline that I’ll probably start in June. I don’t really… Read more »


May 12
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/12/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/12/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): I’m getting this post out very late today because I didn’t manage to get it updated before I had to meet family at church. Sometimes life just gets in the way.  🙂 Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! We are spending the day with family, celebrating Mother’s Day and my daughter’s birthday. She’s been baking up a storm–she decided she wanted to make lemon bars for her birthday, and then she decided she also wanted to make an apple cake. And oatmeal cookies. (And caramel.) Yeah, she’s crazy, but it’s all very yummy! My husband ordered me… Read more »


May 05
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/5/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/5/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Right now, I’m at the SCBWI Marvelous Midwest Writing Conference!! I’ll post an update next week to let you know how it is! Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post: Bite-Sized Reviews of Hurricane Season, Release, Grim Lovelies and Story Genius April 2019 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch May 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries: Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries for this week! I hope you’ll go wish these bloggers well on their special days! Make sure you check out the calendar to see what you might have just missed… Read more »


Apr 28
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/28/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/28/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Yesterday it snowed again. Why are we not done with winter? I live in Chicago, not Alaska. On Monday, my mom and I spent a couple of hours volunteering at Bernie’s Book Bank, a fantastic organization that gives books to low-income kids. I was surprised that they have three two-hour volunteer sessions every day (6 days a week). They need a lot of help since they’ve given away 14.5 million books since 2009! Volunteering there was a great experience–we filled bags with books for kids in grades K-1 and then grades 2-3. They had bins in different categories and we had to… Read more »


Apr 21
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/21/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/21/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates the holiday! We’re spending a low-key day at church (where most of the family is serving for all the services) and at home, my dad being our only guest. We prefer holidays that way, honestly. This week, I shared some of my new WIP with my writing critique group. I honestly was really scared to do it because I still feel like this manuscript is sort of a mess (I’m not writing it in order), so it was hard to figure out what to share. And rough draft verse feels very rough indeed in… Read more »