Archive for July 2017

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Stormborn

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Stormborn
This episode was yet more table setting. There were some good moments (Hi, shout out to Jeor Mormont, the baddest man in all the land), but over all, eh. If you were looking for the recap of last night, I skipped it. I’d been out at the Cubs game and had to go sleepy-by. Consider... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Dragonstone

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Dragonstone
In my Game of Thrones winners and losers posts, you either win or you lose. Let’s see who’s kicking off season (the) seven on a high note and who has nowhere to go but up. I wrote a book! It’s YA novel, THE SOUND OF US. You can find the details right here! Kirkus calls it “a winning story about... Read more »

Game of Thrones premiere recap: Dragonstone

Game of Thrones premiere recap: Dragonstone
How do you recap a show again? It has been a long, long time since we’ve been back to visit Westeros, and not much has changed. This episode was a nice little check-in, and I was very grateful to the writers for making sure everyone’s name was said out loud at some point, because hell... Read more »
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Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Weeks 9-11 (June 27-July 11, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Weeks 9-11 (June 27-July 11, 1997)
This weekend sees the much anticipated release of the trilogy capper War of the Planet of the Apes. It’s the only big release this weekend, but The Big Sick is expanding and last week’s Spider-Man: Homecoming is still going strong. Go see ’em all! I’ve fallen a bit behind over the last few weeks so... Read more »

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 133 mins. Premise: Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is juggling the demands of high school with his “internship” for Stark Industries, but when he stumbles upon underground arms deals involving alien tech, it leads him to the villainous Vulture (Michael Keaton). With the Avengers focused elsewhere, it’s... Read more »

Instagramming My Book: Artificial Sweethearts

FRIEND: Artificial Sweethearts is a romance, but friendships play a big role in the book. Tinka, the main character, has just betrayed the friend who has come to visit her for the summer. And she has a fraught relationship with her BFF from back home. She's surrounded by girls who hate her guts, or who would hate her guts if they knew what she did.
I’ve been doing self-imposed Instagram challenge for the month of July in support of my new novel, Artificial Sweethearts, which comes out on Monday, July 10. It’s the second book in the North Pole, Minnesota YA romance series. That’s a mouthful. Here’s the back cover copy: It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that... Read more »
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Movie Review: Baby Driver

Movie Review: Baby Driver
BABY DRIVER Genre: Musical Car Chase Action Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 113 mins. Premise: Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a getaway driver who drowns out the ringing in his ear by listening to music. After completing “one last job” he is forced into taking what could be his most dangerous drive yet. Behind-the-Scenes: Edgar Wright has been dreaming up this movie... Read more »