A Year in Reading: 2020

As usual, I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge for the year to 50 books. That’s about a book a week, and combined with novellas and graphic novels, I usually end up with a final tally of around 100 books. Not bad. Makes me feel like something in my life is productive, and reading will alwaysContinue reading “A Year in Reading: 2020”

Holiday Letter 2020

December 2020 Dear Family & Friends, Hanna, Erik, and the three cats have successfully managed to stay healthy throughout the shenanigans brought by 2020. We are fortunate that both of our jobs ensured continued employment, and while Erik continues to work in-person on his military base, Hanna has been working full-time from home since March.Continue reading “Holiday Letter 2020”

Cleveland ConCoction 2020 Cancelled

Based on guidance I received from my employer last week, I had already (with great sadness) withdrawn from attending this year’s Cleveland ConCoction. Later that same day, the announcement came out that the convention was being cancelled. I know this is a stressful and scary time for everyone, for a variety of reasons. I’m luckyContinue reading “Cleveland ConCoction 2020 Cancelled”

2019: A Year in Reading

This year, I wrote one (1) novel, wrote one (1) short story, revised most of (like, 80%) of another novel, and according to Goodreads, read 147 books. This means I won my Goodreads Challenge goal of 50 books. Pretty cool, right? Except Goodreads is weird, so it’s not quite 147 books. Here’s the full breakdown:Continue reading “2019: A Year in Reading”

Build Report: BTL-A4 Y-Wing Starfighter

Just because I’m behind schedule with all of my writing projects doesn’t mean I will deprive myself of a reward when I do get something done! To celebrate submitting my fifth novel to my editor, I built this year’s special Star Wars set, the Y-Wing Starfighter. The Y-Wing is not one of my favorite shipsContinue reading “Build Report: BTL-A4 Y-Wing Starfighter”

Farpoint 2018 Schedule

This weekend, I’m excited to make my debut appearance at Farpoint 2018 in Hunt Valley, Maryland! Here’s my schedule: Friday 4 PM: Creating Immersive Worlds 5 PM: All Things Winchester 10 PM: Book Fair Saturday 10 AM: Book signing 11 AM: Reading from Steel Blood Sunday 10 AM: Superhero Film Overload? 11 AM: Book signing 12Continue reading “Farpoint 2018 Schedule”

Annual Holiday Update

Below is the holiday letter my husband and I sent in our cards this year. Thank you to all of you for also being amazing supporters. I couldn’t have gotten through this year without you. Dear Family & Friends, This has been a much-needed quiet year for the Gribble household. Of course, quiet for usContinue reading “Annual Holiday Update”

Last Stock Legends: Bach

You might think, from this blog, that I’m the cool person in my household. After all, I have books published, I’m an invited panelist at cool events, and people regularly send me books to read for my opinion before they’re even published. I guess that’s pretty cool. (I certainly enjoy it.) But you’d be wrong.Continue reading “Last Stock Legends: Bach”