Thursday, February 11, 2021

March 2021 Reading Challenge: "F" Words


Reading "F" Titles for March


Let's get a jump start on the next reading challenge with "F" words! Everyone's got a favorite and mine is currently Finneus, the title of a new release by Jeffrey A. Pitts. I have to confess, I've already read and enjoyed it. So much so, I wrote a blurb to sum things up: 

"Delve into Montana’s formidable back country with a scarred man whose vicious history won’t stay in the past. It’s a mix of survival fiction, unwavering suspense, and romance…fierce as it is tender.”

 

 
Finneus by Jeffrey A. Pitts

It's a five-star read that looks AWESOME, if I do say so myself, and yes, I'm totally bragging, because I designed the front cover using the beautiful photo taken by Teresa Fox. Needless to say, it inspired my next reading challenge: "F" words in the titles. Let's get started...

1.) Survival and suspense: Finneus by Jeffrey A. Pitts

2.) Writing Craft: Fast Fiction by Denise Jaden

3.) Young Adult Paranormal: Fallen by Lauren Kate 

4.) Romance: Fair Play by Deirdre Martin

5.) Motivational Self-Help: Find the Good by Heather Lende

6.) Young Adult Romance: Five Ways to Fall Out of Love by Emily Martin (to be released March 16, 2021)

I've got quite an "F" stack to read through, and I'm looking forward to it, too! My weekend is all booked.

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"F" Books and a Heart Corner-Bookmark
"Friday: My second favorite 'F' word."

Thursday, February 04, 2021

New at the ESPIALdesign Etsy Shop

The ESPIALdesign Etsy shop has had a busy 2021 so far, shipping orders to Eastern Washington, Alaska, Virginia, and Arizona! The support for my art and my little shop really means a lot, so thanks again, and know that the proceeds will go to funding my next book with editing and proofreading costs. I have to draw, cut, and glue so I can keep writing. A rough life, I know.

Now, it's time to stock those shelves. I had to think twice about selling the alien blackout-poem originals because they're some of my absolute favorites. But then, why keep 'em when they're published in my first book collection, Sounds Complicated? So, I made them a bundle to keep them together and included pictures below. Check them out and stay tuned! There's more to come.



Aliens (set of 4)

 Preparedness 101
 
"He'd forgotten how to keep his head from popping off in outer space.
Why was he here again?"
 
My Space

"It meant something good when it was over.
I need my space."

Contaminated
 
"Careful. Something was in the air...something pitter-pattering like a heart."
 
It's Complicated

"He ordered a large side of feeling and the avoidance maneuver roll
since they were sharing a can of love."

Friday, January 01, 2021

Fabulous Five: Favorite Reads for 2020

Goodreads Reading Challenge
100%

Whew! One tough year in review since I scrambled to the one hundred mark just in the nick of time. Was it lack of focus? Was it the difficulty getting library books with Governor Jay Inslee's lockdown? Was it the more-than-usual people milling around the house during the day? 

I dunno, but all the same, I managed and lined up my top five favorites for 2020. Check 'em out:

 

 

 

 
 
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Meet my new friend, Gretel, who's got a recommendation of her own:
A bonus NONFICTION read: