Mysterious Warriors: Unity by T. N. Hayden
"Princess Rachel Colville still couldn’t believe how grand her thirteenth birthday ball was."
I have a precious little girl, my library baby. She is teething right now, getting molars. She already has eight front teeth. She loves chewing on everything, even her new Bristle Blocks (bought on Amazon https://amzn.to/35iBEJb)
She is a funny little girl, 15 1/2 months old, and she loves books. My husband and I both work in a library, so she is our Library Baby.
She is learning to eat on her own as well.
She is getting great at feeding herself with a spoon! Mmmmm... Loaded potato soup.
Library Baby wants to say thanks for visiting Mommy's blog with a big kiss!
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For those who know me in person, most will say I am a ridiculously picky eater. I will not deny that. However, I have been eating more food I don't like, and I have been trying new food as well. There are some foods I will not eat (onion, spicy food, mushrooms, etc.) but I have been trying to eat things I don't like. For example, there's a salad pack I've been getting that includes green onions and purple cabbage, both of which I am not a fan. BUT, I eat the entire salad without picking them out! Once a week, we've been having soup and salad, and my husband has picked the soup for us to share as well. I ate all of my soup last week, and it had cooked peas, carrots, and celery in it. *shudder*
I have been cooking a lot more during this COVID-19 stay at home order. It's been a great experience for me to experiment with different recipes. My favorite site for recipes is delish.com. My favorite recipe is for Chicken, Spinach, Artichoke Lasagna. I've made variations of this, including my latest one. I have a lasagna pan with three sections, so I can make different lasagna in the same pan. My last lasagna included three different ones: spinach, chicken, shrimp, artichoke, and bacon whole wheat Alfredo lasagna; spinach, chicken, shrimp, onion, and mushroom whole wheat Alfredo lasagna; and spinach, chicken, shrimp, artichoke, bacon, onion, and mushroom whole wheat Alfredo lasagna. My mother-in-law, who lives with us, husband, and I finished off the lasagna in a few days. We all loved our section of the lasagna. You can find the recipe here:
What is your favorite recipe? Do you have a favorite site for recipes?
At the beginning of this year, I made a goal to read a book a week: 52 books for the year! After a couple of months, I realized I was blowing that goal away, so I changed it to 10 a month: 120 books for the year. Earlier today, I finished my 63rd book, so I am pretty sure I will blow this goal away as well. I don't plan on redoing my goal, but I am excited to keep track of how many pages and books I've read this year. (over 16,000 pages so far this year)
I am an audiobook reader. In fact, 60 of the 63 books were audiobooks. I listen on 2.0 speed, something I worked my way up to. This helps me complete a 10 hour book in 5 hours. As a slow reader, this makes me feel like I'm a super fast reader!
My new favorite authors for the year are: Kit Morgan, Kelly Oram, Kristi Ann Hunter, Karen Witemeyer, and Yesenia Vargas. I also finally started the Harry Potter series, and I am really enjoying J. K. Rowling's writing.
My favorite authors I've listened to already are: Melanie Dickerson, Jody Hedlund, Johanna Lindsey, Tracie Peterson, Marylu Tyndall, Tamara Leigh, Gail Carson Levine, and Jenni James.
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Who are your favorite authors? What book are you currently reading?
I am so excited to be writing again! I have been doing a lot of work for marketing as well on the site Canva, which a coworker at my library introduced me to.
I will be publishing multiple books a year once more, and I am very excited to be getting back in the rhythm of writing, editing, and publishing. This year, I will publish a few short stories, together called Child of Secrets at the end of May. Then, later this year, I will publish my ninth novel: Child of Magic (book 5 in the Prophecy Series). I will also be editing book 6, and then I will start writing more books and novellas. I plan to publish something in May and November every year for the foreseeable future. I have a lot of ideas in mind.
Prophecy Series has 8 novels planned. I also have 10 more novels set in the same world as Prophecy series that aren't related to the eight.
Mysterious Warriors is the first of 6 quartets planned in the world of Erde. So I have 20 more novels set in that world planned.
I also have a Christian Vampire novella series called Legend of the Cross of 7 novellas.
And I have a Christian Regency Romance series called Charity's Circulating Library planned of 9 novels.
That's 48 novels and novellas planned, plus a special book called Finding Her Way Home. Those should keep me busy for the next... dozen or more years, right? I'm very thankful I took time off writing to get two degrees, pursue my librarian career, and become a mother. And now, I am putting writer back into my normal life.
Aunt. Born Again Christian. Daughter. Friend. Geek. Librarian. Mother. Sister. Wife. Writer.