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Updated: Jul 13, 2021

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm so excited to be able to share with you all things bookish through my new website. If you are here, I assume you are an avid reader of books, just like me. You know the magic that lies behind ink-stained pages. You understand what it means to live a thousand lives without ever leaving your doorstep. Perhaps you've chased alongside Alice as she fell down the rabbit's hole, or followed in the company of some Austin heroine through ballrooms and English meadows. If this sounds like you, your ideal afternoon might include cozying up against a cushioned alcove, rain pattering on the windowpanes, warm cup of tea in hand, and a good book to cary you away to far-off places.

To all fellow book-lovers and literary travelers, welcome! I'm so glad you are here.


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Cover Reveal

What is it about book covers that makes us stop along the isles of a bookstore or pause our scrolling through the library's online website? Everyone always says not to judge a book by its cover, but in all honesty, that's usually the first thing that catches my eye and draws me in enough to pick it up and read the back cover summary. I am a sucker for a good cover... the images, the colors—the promise of an exciting read.


I could go on about the books that lured me in with their magical wrappings, how I fell head-over-heels for those stories and the characters whose lives lit up the pages, but the list is too long to choose from.


Instead, I would like to share with you an exciting reveal. I've anxiously been waiting to post this particular image, so here goes!

Can you smell the Fall leaves and crisp mountain air? I imagine the stars twinkle bright here as the sun sets behind the periwinkle mountains, and alpine breezes whisper their time-held secrets through the aspens. Don't worry, I won't give away any spoilers!

(Click here to see some of the inspiration behind the characters and setting for this story on Pinterest.)


Q: What about a book cover inspires you to pick it up and read more? I'd love to hear your comments below.





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