June Wrap Up

Hello, friends! I hope that your June has been spectacular! I have had a slam-packed month full of work and fun! I got to go to two different Pride events in my area – one of which was the first ever in that city! Martinsville, I’m proud to have been a part of your pride!…

May Wrap Up

May was a month of anniversaries for me. To start the month off, May 1 was the anniversary of moving to Virginia three years ago with the love of my life. May 12 was said love of my life’s 28th birthday, which he celebrated with friends. Last but not least, May 25 was the anniversary…

March Wrap Up

This month has been busy and great! I got to help my best friend move into her first place of her own, got food poisoning for the first time (do not recommend!), and released a full-length novel! Y’all’s support for me and A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER has been honestly astonishing. I’m not gonna share a…

Rec List: Autism Pride Month Book Bingo

Becca from BeccasBookRealm is hosting Autism Pride Month Book Bingo this April and I was so excited, I had to make a recommendation list! Here are some that either I’ve read or have been recommended by readers I trust! I hope they serve as well for you! Ownvoices Representation Failure to Communicate Series – Kaia…

The Blog Glo-Up Tag

So, yesterday was the sixth anniversary of CandidCeillie being in existence. Which is WILD. In honor of that, I’m doing the tag that my friend Wendy created and tagged me in! Rules:  Credit the original creator, whatthelog! Answer the questions! Tag as many or as few people as you like! Why did you create your blog? …

February Wrap Up

This month has been an Adventure, y’all. I’m finally getting back to normal with work and my wrist, and very soon, I’ll have another novel out for you to read! A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER Ser Genevieve, lady knight and heir to the Duchy of Teagan, has been chosen as part of the prince’s honor guard…

January 2019 Wrap Up

Books I Read: Dragon Pearl – Yoon Ha Lee | Sounds Like Me – Sara Bareilles | Descendant of the Crane – Joan He | Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge – Paul Krueger | Unmarriageable – Soniah Kamal | Our Year of Maybe – Rachel Lynn Solomon | His Cocky Valet – Cole McCade…

2019 New Years Goals

The new year is a great time to make plans for changes you want to make. I personally use it as time to re-evaluate what I’ve done the year before, and how I want to change my lifestyle and goals going forward! As usual, I’ve decided to share this with all of you folks because…

December 2018 Wrap Up

It’s the end of the year, and good riddance, I say. This year has been so jam-packed full of, well, everything that I’m ready for a semblance of a fresh start in the new year. I had my carpal tunnel surgery and am healing well. The doctor confirmed that I definitely needed the surgery afterward,…

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A Simkiss Christmas

Christmas is probably my favorite holiday of all time. The food, the family, the gifts, and of course, the Christmas Tree!  When I saw that Terri Steffes was hosting Christmas Trees on Parade this year at Christmas Tree Lane, I couldn’t resist joining.  Unfortunately, my wrist issues mean that I likely won’t be putting up…

NaNoWriMo 2018 Goals

Last year was the first year that I properly participated in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. This is a time honored tradition among writers. As you might have guessed, writers attempt to write 50,000 words of a new fiction project. Now if you kept up with my personal writing, I have never…

October 2018 Wrap Up

We made it through the spoopiest month of the year! October is over, and hopefully yours was great! In very fun personal news, I was very ace and pan in public. You might not be able to tell, but my shoes are pan colors (and super comfy), and my friend also did my eyeshadow in…

September 2018 Wrap Up

It’s September, which means I turned 25 this month! Happy birthday to me!  Here’s all the stuff I did! I signed my book for the first time for the fabulous Shauna (they pronouns, left photo) and met Zoraida Córdova (she pronouns, right photo) in person for the first time at the Bookmarks NC Book Festival in…

August 2018 Wrap Up

August has been a month of firsts for me!  I officially published my first novella and it’s been very well received so far! I’m thrilled that y’all are enjoying it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’ve already earned out what I spent pulling it together, so I’m thrilled.  Don’t forget that you can…