Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Posted November 27, 2018 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Writing can be hard. And when you have a non-writing job that pays your bills, finding the time and energy to sit down and get words down can be challenging. I get it. I’m right there with you. I mean, I’ve been thinking about writing this post on self-care for writers for at least a […]

On the Chase by Katie Ruggle {Review}

Posted September 6, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in My bookish life
On the Chase by Katie Ruggle {Review}

  After reading the first book in this series, Run to Ground, I knew I had to get my hands on the second book, On the Chase. Thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca and NetGalley for providing a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. My love for Katie Ruggle books continues unabashedly, […]

State of the Amanda – August 2017

Posted August 5, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in So this is my life.
State of the Amanda – August 2017

It’s been a while. A looooooooong while. So what have I been up to? GLAD YOU ASKED. Writing Not much writing has happened lately, but that doesn’t mean I’m not hard at work. A brief dive into my writing brand led to changing how I structure and frame my stories. I’ve also switched up a […]

Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle {Review}

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in My bookish life
Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle {Review}

In a previous reading post, I talked about my love of Katie Ruggle’s book—the first one in her Search and Rescue series. At the time, I hadn’t had a chance to work my way through the series. That changed. So when I found Run to Ground, the first book in a new series from Katie […]

Celebrating a full year of Scarlet

Posted March 12, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in Dogs are magical
Celebrating a full year of Scarlet

A year ago today, the boyfriend and I drove an hour to pick up the dog we’d later let our niece name Scarlet. The reality of adopting a dog is both exhilarating and terrifying. As I reflect on those first days, I remember the overwhelming feeling of responsibility weigh on me—that I was now in […]