Signing Books and Hearing Reviews

Signing Books and Hearing Reviews

Saturday was my very first book-signing event. We’d held a release party at my house in January, so I had a little experience having to talk about my book, but it was in the comfort of my own home, and not really open to the public. The Country Bookshelf, where...

New West Test Kitchen: Wedding Punch

We’ve all had this punch, right? The kind you watch someone putting together and you think… did they just buy a bunch of crap at the grocery store and pour it into a big bowl, yet it tastes awesome? This wedding punch we’ve all had is sort of the...

The View From Here: Sprinting

As part of Project: Re-Brand, the early-week post here at rlsyme.com will be called “The View From Here” and will mostly be about my writing life and what’s going on at my desk. This week, because I’ve just completed a particularly interesting...

NWTK: Tater Tot Hotdish

Who among us doesn’t remember the gluey lunchroom hotdish specialties of our public school days? (I will admit, my Lustre compatriots know nothing of it, because they had hand-made restaurant-quality lunches their whole life. I know because I had them too when I...

Review: Divergent

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (website) YA Romance (Dystopian) (How to read my book reviews can be found: here.) Synopsis: ”In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor...