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Reading Review: Ice and Snow

I just finished reading a middle-grade book called Prisoner of Ice and Snow. It had me from page one. Honestly, I loved the female cast and the diverse characters. It was short, sweet, and to the point. The setting was unique, the world-building wasn’t tossed up all at once, and it had genuinely high stakes that keep you reading chapter after chapter. Ruth Lauren did a great job with this one. I particularly loved the ending which will keep you on the edge of your seat.

We start and end in the snow, but with the blood-boiling main character, Valor, things don’t cool down from start to finish. Although the warden who keeps the prison is frosty, she heats up as Valor continues to push her as well. The contrasts are fantastic and simple in all the best of ways.

There are strong themes of friendship and family which are both key themes in middle grade fiction. Also, can I just say, the name Valor? Yes. Please. I love literal names like this one and the fact that this names was the opening line of the book sets the tone and lets the reader know what the book will be discussing.

Again, a great read and I recommend to adults and middle grade readers alike.

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Micro-fiction Publications

Tale Foundry: As Gods Post

This week’s prompt was Ye Shall be as Gods. I decided to write mine to the tiny beings of power that are very real in our lives. Go head and check out my submission, The God of the House.

I’ve really enjoyed the prompts from Tale Foundry and I recommend them to anyone looking to have a consistent writing schedule. After all, to write you must write. Anyhow, there are a lot of responses this week and the people on Tale Foundry’s group have really outdone themselves.

I hope that you all can enjoy this prompt as much as I did.

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Micro-fiction Publications

Tale Foundry Rolling Bones

Tale Foundry has been a really good thing for me. They’re keeping me on track and giving me a chance to delve into topics outside my usual exploration. This last week the prompt was “A Roll of the Bones” and so included here is the link to my submission.

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Micro-fiction Publications

Tale Foundry Reading

This was my first time ever posting with Tale Foundry and their random selector bot happened to choose my piece. Check out this reading of my micro-fiction done excellently by the team at Tale Foundry. They gave me some amazing feedback! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLHSYGFNRDs&t=3831s