Review: ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times by Andrew MacLean

A post-apocalyptic story starring a strong female character and her adorable pet cat? This should have been right up my alley. But despite the art being streamlined and stunning, the story never quite grabbed me. Though the internal narration conceit was very cool, it seems the author erred on the side of “less is more”Continue reading “Review: ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times by Andrew MacLean”

January Wrap-Up & February Goals

Wow, is the first month of 2018 done already? Seems like it flew by in a whirlwind of writing and reading and LEGO. Oh wait — because that’s basically all I did this month. January Wrap-Up First of all, the good news: The first draft of Steel Empires #5: Steel Shadows is DONE! Final wordContinue reading “January Wrap-Up & February Goals”

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”

STEEL BLOOD featured on The Skiffy and Fanty Show: A Book By Its Cover!

In a surprise blog tour spot that I knew was coming, but had no idea of when, Steel Blood has been “reviewed” as part of a relaunched monthly feature at The Skiffy and Fanty Show: A Book By Its Cover! It’s a joke column that literally makes up a book review based on what the coverContinue reading “STEEL BLOOD featured on The Skiffy and Fanty Show: A Book By Its Cover!”

Review: SHORT FUSE by Brent D. Seth

Disclaimer: I acquired this novel at a convention through a book trade with the author, whom I consider a friend. What an incredibly refreshing science fiction novel to find in a market that sometimes feels saturated with overly complex space opera and violence-infused military epics. Though this novel includes complex world-building and plenty of (sometimesContinue reading “Review: SHORT FUSE by Brent D. Seth”

December Wrap-Up & January Goals

Happy 2017 to all! This year I’m looking forward to continuing work on the Steel Empires series, contributing to Speculative Chic, reading lots of amazing books, and attending fun conventions, and watching lots of great movies and television shows. This year’s motto is probably “Work hard, play hard.”

Holiday Letter 2016

Happy holidays to all of my readers! Every year, my husband and I send a card and newsletter to family and friends. Since I include all of you in that category, below is a (slightly redacted for privacy) copy of the newsletter. I hope you are all having a great holiday of your choice. (InContinue reading “Holiday Letter 2016”

November Wrap-Up & December Goals

Even though I didn’t complete the full NaNoWriMo madness this month, I still got a lot done! November Wrap-up: I successfully wrote 30k words in 30 days for my mini-NaNo attempt! I’m now at 70k total words on book 4. Book reviews completed: Snowed by Maria Alexander (5 stars) Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandidoContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

Liebster Award tag

I’ve been tagged in another fake award chain letter thing. Whooo! This time, I was tagged by author Shannon Eichorn (blog and Twitter here) to answer more questions about things you will 100% need to know the next time I am a topic at your local trivia night. I like answering these things because IContinue reading “Liebster Award tag”

October Wrap-Up & November Goals

October Wrap-Up: I made it to 20,000 words in STEEL BLOOD by October 31. So I will definitely have at least 5k to 10k words to complete in December, but I am okay with that. I finished all of the Kitty the Werewolf books and wrote up my review of the final novel in theContinue reading “October Wrap-Up & November Goals”