Another Journey

I have been away writing and working on promotion, things like that. I also have to be honest and say that I have been slightly isolating myself as well. I am on a new mental health journey and it is taking a bit of a toll on me.

All my life, I have been the girl with anxiety and depression. That’s what it has always been, nothing more, nothing less. I am reaching a point in my life and journey where I am now realizing that it may be much more than that. I have to get an assessment and confirm what this is before I tell anyone. Just know that I am still here, still writing, and still very thankful for you all.

I hope to see you at my book signing on April 7th!

A. Rose



I promise I am still here! I have just been so busy and so sleepy that I keep forgetting that I have a blog to keep up to date with. I have been working on writing mostly. I also sent Imitatore to an agent just to see what would happen. I am not expecting much from that endeavor but I figured it doesn’t hurt to try. It has already been getting such positive reviews and it’s only been out for a month or so now. I realize that this probably doesn’t actually mean anything but I’ll never get anywhere if I’m too scared of putting myself out there.

I am also currently working on another book! Title is to come but I am super excited about this story. I feel myself growing as a writer with every chapter I churn out, so I am really proud of that. What I need to work on is outlining (I rarely ever actually do it). Most of my writing is basically shooting from the hip but I need to find some structure somewhere. It is definitely a process but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it.

Besides all of that. I will be signing books at Barnes & Noble on April 7th! Join my mailing list for more information about that!

Thank you all for being here! You are greatly appreciated!

A. Rose


Finding the Fountain of Youth- Book Review

Finding the Fountain of Youth by C. A. King

Finding the Fountain of Youth by C.A. King is a fun and exciting tale of mermaids and mythical legends. A young outsider named Nadine slowly finds her place in the world by embarking on an unlikely quest to save it. C. A. King does well at tell the story with efficiency while keeping it light-hearted and funny. I would love some more backstory on Nadine, the mermaids, Merliance, and Pandora but other than that, I had fun reading this book. I am excited to check out the rest of the series as well, I have become a little attached to Nadine and her journey. I also really liked the diversity in this book and the strong female characters, so bonus points for that.



Writing, Writing, and More Writing

That’s pretty much what I’ve been up to. Well that and a ridiculous amount of self-promotion. Also, reading since I’ve had some time. This is my version of busy and it is a version I enjoy. Couple all of this with school and I’m surprised that I have any time to sleep.

It’s exciting to be doing things I love to do, that’s for sure. Keeping up with these things will be another struggle all its own. I tend to lose motivation rather suddenly and then next thing I know is that I’m spending all my time napping. That usually means it’s time for my medication to be adjusted. Chronic fatigue sucks and since mine is a symptom of my clinical depression, it just makes it worse. If my chronic fatigue comes back, then I know a depressive relapse is just around the corner. I don’t want to deal with that again. Like, I literally just got out of a major depressive episode that was actually pretty scary for me. I don’t know if I could handle it all over again. Inevitably, I will most likely have to but I would rather not think about it.

I have been feeling a lot better since I started my medication but my chronic fatigue is slowly creeping back. I am just exhausted no matter what I do. So I have an appointment Friday so I can head this off and adjust my meds before it’s too late. Hopefully all I need is a simple adjustment and not an entire change. Getting used to new antidepressants is the worst.

For now I’ll continue to push through and hold on to doing the things that I love.

A. Rose


Tainted Waters- Book Review

Tainted Waters by Lucretia Stanhope


Tainted Waters is a captivating tale of a girl named Alice and everything she never knew about herself. I enjoyed that this book jumped right into the action and stayed there from start to finish. Decker being a dislikable but likable ally was one of my favorite parts. I love a semi-villain. Lucretia Stanhope does a good job of making you feel what Alice feels in those tense moments that you find often throughout Tainted Waters. I would love to know more about how she came to be and her origin story. I recommend this book if you prefer intense action rather than intense world building. It was a fun book to read.



The Unity Game- Book Review

The Unity Game by Leonora Meriel


This book was beautiful and captivating. It took me on a journey that I was not even aware that I wanted to go on. It made me questions things and even question stuff about my own existence. Leonora Meriel does a wonderful job of making a reader think and wonder. So many different parts that all fall together in ways that you did not expect them to.  It has been a while since I have read such a gripping story that involves so many beautiful things.

Home Planet, Earth, the In-between; all masterfully described and designed. So much so that I found myself identifying with beings that are not even of this world. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, I would be crazy not to. Leonora Meriel should be proud, this was a marvelous interstellar mystery.




Going to be in a Bookstore!

This is pretty exciting news! Imitatore is going to be in a bookstore! Boneshaker Books has decided to take a chance on me and I am forever grateful for that. Now, the key is getting this book to sell so that they see people are interested in it. This has been my battle since I published and let me tell you, it is a lot of work.

So if you are in Minnesota, run down to Boneshaker books starting tomorrow and ask for Imitatore by name! I would greatly appreciate it! I cannot believe this is my real life right now!

A. Rose