Interview with Author Shay Fabbro

Today, I am excited to have Shay Fabbro visiting to share what exciting things she has coming up! 🙂

SMN:  Hi, Shay! I am so excited to welcome you back to my blog! Congrats on the release of the second novel in your YA series, The Adventures of Alexis Davenport! I have really enjoyed the series so far.  I understand you are planning on one more book for the series.  Can you share some of what to expect in book three?

SF: Oh my goodness! There’s quite a lot that’s going to come up in book 3! Alex will find an ally in the most unexpected place, deal with a pretty major issue at home, and finally meet Drifter face-to-face! I’m so excited to begin work on this last book. It’s going to be epic!

SMN:  I know you are also working on a sci-fi series.  Can you tell us a little about that? Read more

Friends is WHAT?!?!?!?!

Several months ago I came across a Friends marathon that seemed to go on forever (it was on for days). As there was very little else on television, I kept it on the TV pretty much 24 hours a day.

This was actually a good thing for my productivity.  I have seen every episode (many times), so I can tune it out.  It just became background noise, which is good for someone who can’t work or sleep it total silence. Read more

Guest Post by Shay Fabbro

I am thrilled to have a guest post from that awesome Shay Fabbro today! Shay recently released the second book in her YA series,  Twisted Reflections.  I was privileged to be able to read the story prior to publication, and I can honestly say I loved this book!

For more about this series, check out my review of the first book in the series, Dangerous Reflections, over at Writing on the Rocks.

In addition to her newly-released novel, Shay has also recently announced some great news regarding her sci-fi Portals of Destiny series, which you can check out on her site.

Here are a few of Shay’s thoughts on her YA series, the Adventures of Alexis Davenport: Read more

Some Early March Fun in the Sun!!

I had a great post planned for today, but that is just going to have to wait a couple of weeks. 🙂 After all, today is Fun in the Sun Friday, so I can’t help but post on the amazing weather we have been having here in the Northeast this week (and what looks to be for the rest of the near future).

Here is a screen shot of our forecast for the next week or so:

 For those of you in warmer-weather climates, this is not at all typical this time of year.  Average highs are in the 50s.  Last year we were struggling to get to the 40s, so this is a real treat! Read more

Spring is Here: Time to Clean!

When I was a kid, I was never very organized.  I was always the kid that could fill a bag of garbage simply with the contents of my locker. So, people who knew me as a kid are often surprised to see how organized I am now.

I start out every morning by straightening up the house and doing a  bit of cleaning.  Until that is done, I struggle to concentrate on anything else.  Even though I keep up with the cleaning throughout the year, I still find myself with the inevitable junk drawers and messy closets even once in a while.

Usually they don’t bother me, but there are a few thing that make me feel the need to ignore everything else and just get organized.  The first is when we do a project around the house. I also always feel the need to do massive cleaning as I get over being sick, especially after a stomach bug.  And, lastly, the first warm temps of spring always make me feel the need to go into mega-organizer mode. 🙂 Read more

Social Networking Overload

This weekend, I found myself spending more time than usual chatting with friends on social networking sites.  It wasn’t long before I once again found myself having conversations on multiple sites at the same time–in some cases with the same person.

I really didn’t think too much about it until I got a text asking why I hadn’t answered a question on FB Messenger, but was still on Twitter. Oops.To be honest, I just lost track of what was where, and I missed it.  The fact that I was on my phone certainly didn’t help.  Some days, it would just be nice if everything was all in one place. (I know, wishful thinking. 😉 )

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Yay For Spring Training!!

As I mentioned on Wednesday, I am trying out some theme days for my blog.  Today, I am excited for my first Fun-in-the-Sun Friday! 🙂

I have made no secret of the fact that I hate winter.  I am a spring and summer girl through and through.  Last week, I mentioned that my two favorite things about the warmer weather of spring and summer are beaches and baseball. (I bet you would have never guessed the first one from looking at my site!) 😉

Spring Training is well under way in the warmer climates, something that I have been looking forward to since October.  🙂  Someone asked me a few days ago if I had always been a baseball fan.  In some ways, I have. In others, not so much. Read more

What I’m Watching–Coffeehouse Edition

Happy Leap Day, everyone!!

I have been making a lot of changes to this site in the past few days, and I still have a few more on the way.  I am just finishing Kristen Lamb’s blogging class, and I am having fun with implementing everything I have learned.

One of the things I have been throwing around for quite some time now (since even before the class) was theme days.  I always struggle coming up with topics, so I thought having a theme to stick with would be helpful.  Unfortunately, I could never come up with a topic that I could write about week in and week out. Read more

Spring is Springing?

The last two years have been odd to say the least.  Last year the Northeast had record-breaking snows and spring seemed like it would never arrive.  As of Easter, my tulips and Daffodils had barely began to sprout.

This winter, we had another record-breaking snow storm–in October.  Since then? Nothing.  We are looking at a few days with temperatures in the 60s this week. Read more