Logos & Mythos Blog

Welcome to the LOGOS & MYTHOS Blog! This is my virtual home for thoughts on reading, writing and all things literary. Get cozy, prop your feet up and sip some hot tea with me as I share my Indie Author journey. Subscribe below to receive each weekly post right in your inbox and check out this post for the story behind my unusual blog—and Press—name.

Challenging Yourself as a Reader

Challenging Yourself as a Reader

One of the best things about being an author is an effect I never dreamed I’d have. Many of the people around me have started challenging themselves as readers. They are reading more or being more intentional with what they’re reading. It’s exciting!  Before the start...

Day in the Life of an Indie Author: What Does a Launch Day Look Like?

Day in the Life of an Indie Author: What Does a Launch Day Look Like?

When I was a little girl and first dreamed of being an author, I pictured riding to a fancy rooftop restaurant in a limo, stepping onto a red carpet in fancy heels and greeting excited readers at my book’s Launch Party.  Yes, I realize how ridiculous that sounds. I...

Light Faeries Prevail

Light Faeries Prevail

This story continues a series of short fiction exploring some of the Faerie Shepherds and Shepherdesses within my fantasy world. Read below the story for further explanation and head over to the Tales of the Faerie Shepherds if you’d like to read more!   We...

Love in Books: More Than All the Kissing

Love in Books: More Than All the Kissing

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Love in Books”? Is it last summer’s hottest rom-com? Does a classic tale of unrequited love surface in your memory? Or, do you react with a giant “Ugh!”?  I get that last one. I’m not one to seek out romance in...

Indie Authors and the Case of Wisdom

Indie Authors and the Case of Wisdom

Since 2017 I’ve chosen a word for each year. These words become lighthouses for me as I venture out onto the vast seas of my literary pursuits, especially when the waves of challenges, doubts and disapprovals threaten to dash me against the rocks.  My word for 2020 is...

My 2020 Word of the Year

My 2020 Word of the Year

After a lot of mind sifting, I’ve come up with my 2020 word of the year: WISDOM.  As I reflect on the words I’ve chosen the past four years, I realize how powerful and central they’ve been in my forward movement as an Indie Author.  2017—FOCUS  In 2016, I finally...

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