Musings and Mayhem

(the NPTwrites blog)

River of Crows book award news

I'm knee-deep in last-minute prep work for the upcoming book 3 launch (more details on that coming soon!), so this is just going to be a super-quick update to let everyone know that I got an exciting email very early this...

BookBub Event Coming Soon

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are starting to think about gift ideas for kids. This year, why not give them a gift they'll really love that won't cost you ongoing subscription fees or add to your...

10 Spooky Middle Grade Reads for Fall

It's October and Halloween is fast approaching, so I thought this would be a great time to post some of my favourite scary books for kids. I'm not much for blood and gore, so when I read horror, it's more atmospheric or...
River of Crows book award news

River of Crows book award news

I'm knee-deep in last-minute prep work for the upcoming book 3 launch (more details on that coming soon!), so this is just going to be a super-quick update to let everyone know that I got an exciting email very early this morning letting me know that River of Crows...

BookBub Event Coming Soon

BookBub Event Coming Soon

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are starting to think about gift ideas for kids. This year, why not give them a gift they'll really love that won't cost you ongoing subscription fees or add to your electricity bill? Yes, I'm talking about BOOKS! Books...

10 Spooky Middle Grade Reads for Fall

10 Spooky Middle Grade Reads for Fall

It's October and Halloween is fast approaching, so I thought this would be a great time to post some of my favourite scary books for kids. I'm not much for blood and gore, so when I read horror, it's more atmospheric or psychological horror. I like eerie and weird. So...

September Reading Recap

September Reading Recap

Summer is still holding on here in Ottawa, despite the rapidly shortening days and the return to school. It's supposed to hit 28 degrees almost every day this week, and I don't remember an October this hot before, ever. On the one hand, that's kind of scary. On the...

My First Author Interview!

My First Author Interview!

With the recent announcement about River of Crows being listed as a finalist in the Canadian Book Club Awards, publicity stuff is starting to pick up and I recently did some author interviews for the very first time, which is pretty exciting! I suppose, in hindsight,...

Canadian Book Club Awards News!

Canadian Book Club Awards News!

I overslept this morning and woke up to an email telling me River of Crows is a finalist in the 2023 Canadian Book Club Awards! What an exciting way to start the weekend! 😄 The Canadian Book Club Awards (CBCA) is Canada's largest reader's choice award, and this year...

Spring/Summer Reading Recap

Spring/Summer Reading Recap

With my move in May, my blog posting got interrupted and then I blinked and somehow summer was over and I realized I haven't update my reading recaps, so today's post is going to be a catch-up recap for all the spring and summer reading. There were a bunch, so you...

Mid-Summer Updates (and a Sale!)

Mid-Summer Updates (and a Sale!)

Disappointed you didn't win one of the free Kindle copies in the Goodreads giveaway last month? Or maybe you weren't in the US, so you weren't even able to enter (I know... I'm in Canada and I wasn't happy about that, but that was Amazon and Goodreads' rule, not...

The morning after the tornado

The morning after the tornado

I've been up all night, unable to sleep after yesterday's tornado. I am exhausted. Have been staring at my computer screen trying to process yesterday's events since 4:00 am this morning after tossing and turning all night. Tornados are not normal in my area. We had a...

River of Crows Bookaversary Giveaway!

River of Crows Bookaversary Giveaway!

So, I was looking at my calendar (I finally have it back up on the wall) and suddenly realized that I missed a major milestone that should have been a big cause for celebration. One year ago, I took a great big breath and sent my first 'lil Arcanium book-baby out into...

Mirror of Wolves Now at OPL!

Mirror of Wolves Now at OPL!

Just a quick post to let everyone know that Mirror of Wolves is now available at the Ottawa Public Library in both paperback and ebook formats. Check it out today and find out what Ty and #TeamArcania are up to this time! 😁🐺🖤 When 12-year-old Ty learns of a mystical...

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