Category: Sunday Post

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 »


Apr 14
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/14/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/14/19

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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): Well, this is the scene out my back door right now: I know April showers bring May flowers, but I’m a little unclear on what April snowstorms bring. Lots of annoyed people? It’s supposed to be 50 degrees tomorrow, so I guess it will all melt, but still… I’m about done with this crazy weather. Nothing else too new. My daughter Danielle had a couple of track meets and got a new PR for high jump (4’6″). She was excited about that, of course. And then Friday night Danielle, my mom and I went to see a play at… Read more »


Apr 07
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/7/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/7/19

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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 not even sure what happened this week. It just … went. Okay, now that I think about it, I can think of a few things. I had a dinner at my church where they announced some changes to the kids’ ministry program (I’ll now be teaching kindergartners through 2nd graders instead of just K-1. Doesn’t bother me, because it just means I get to hang onto my kids a year longer. :-)) And my daughter had her first outdoor track meet–luckily the weather was cooperative. I also went to an author meet-up at my local library yesterday. So,… Read more »


Mar 31
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/31/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/31/19

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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 work I’ve mostly been working on editing Convenerimus to get it ready for submission. I have a CP I’ve been working with since just before I submitted to my agent, but I hadn’t incorporated any edits based on her notes because I wasn’t sure how this process was going to work. My agent gave me permission to go ahead and put those edits in before we go on submission. Of course, there’s no such thing as perfection, but it’s nice to go through one more time and do a bit more work on it before that next step.  🙂… Read more »


Mar 24
Sunday Post: Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/24/19

Sunday Post: Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/24/19

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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’ve been working on my new MG manuscript. Slowly but surely.  🙂  I’m finding with verse I can’t get anything close to the number of words written in a sitting as I can when I write prose. But I’m working … Next week (or, I guess, this week) is my kids’ spring break. We don’t have anything exciting planned, but we’ll have a relaxing week at home. Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post: Always lots of posts at the end/beginning of the month! Bite-Sized Reviews of Geekerella, Peasprout Chen: Future Legend… Read more »


Mar 17
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/17/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/17/19

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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 MG bookcase is coming along very nicely. I still have some random books on the bottom shelf (and some adult classics on top, which will probably stay there), and I still have some more MG books floating around the house, but I’m pretty happy with the way this bookcase is turning out. Take a look: More track meets this week. My daughter Danielle managed to get her PR in high jump at 4’5″ on Thursday. I’m kind of in awe of her–not because she’s a top athlete necessarily (she placed 5th at our conference meet for JV)–but because… Read more »


Mar 10
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/10/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/10/19

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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): Nothing new to say this week. I’ve still been working on organizing my MG bookshelf, but I don’t have a new pic yet. Spent lots of time at track meets this past week. And on doing homework with the kiddos. It’s been rainy here, but I’ll take that over snow!! Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post: Always lots of posts at the end/beginning of the month! Bite-Sized Reviews of Song for a Whale, A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always by the Ocean, The Color of Lies, and The Lunar Chronicles The… Read more »