The Dreaded Question

I just read a great post by Nadine Brandes on The Dreaded Question:

The first fifteen years of your life are spent in blissful ignorance. All you have to do is grow up, do the homework, go adventuring, navigate friendships and awkward crushes and different sports. But then…you hit junior year of high school and it happens. For the lucky ones, it doesn’t happen until senior year of high school. But I can guarantee that….IT. WILL. HAPPEN.

The question.

“So, what are you going to do once you graduate?”

And the answer is…


Read the rest of the post here.

This really speaks to me right now, during this crazy, post-highschool, everyone-assumes-you-should-be-in-college time of life I’m in right now. Because yes, I’m panicking, and no, I don’t really have any plans anymore. But sometimes that’s ok. Thank you, Nadine, for helping me realize that.

If you don’t know Nadine yet, you must. She’s the sweetest, most amazing human ever. And she’s a ninja, so watch out! 😉 Nadine Brandes

Books · Cover Reveal

The Worth of a King cover reveal

Hello! I’ve got a lovely cover reveal for you today! Kendra E. Ardnek is releasing her newest book, The Worth of a King, on August 27th, and she asked me to help share the beautiful cover with you all.

So, without further ado…

Princess Obsidia’s father was killed the night she was born. Since there was no male heir, the crown went to the man who killed him, by Dialcian law. This never bothered her, growing up, and when it comes time for Obsidia to choose her husband, she chooses Prince Delaney, the son of that man, with little hesitation. Only then does her life start crumbling around her.

Adrian expected to live a normal life, taking his father’s place at the print shop when his father retired. But, on his eighteenth birthday, when the princess’ engagement is announced, his world is ripped out from under him when he learns that his life was a ruse, and he is the twin brother to the princess – and expected to take back his father’s throne.

Delaney knows that his country is hovering on the brink of war – and that his father may harbor murderous intentions towards his intended bride due to her Zovordian blood. He wants nothing more than to protect Obsidia and his people, but as merely prince, he has little power against his father.

The ancient war between the Dragons and the Immortal King and Queen is nearing its climax, and the three are already caught in it.

Check out this intriguing pin and excerpt.

“My conversation isn’t meaningless!” Nadilynn protested. “At least I don’t spend three hours discussing the nuances of a law about chickens, or four about whether some king’s death was natural or due to poison.”
“No,” said Obsidia, dryly. “You spend five hours talking about how sashes are so in style.”
“They are so not!” Nadilynn exclaimed. Then she lowered her voice “Not thick ones, anyways. Ribbons used as sashes are acceptable, belts, especially beaded belts, are best…”
“And there we go,” Delaney groaned. “You did have to get her started.”
Obsidia just shrugged and mouthed a “sorry.”

You can check out the entire first chapter here.

Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairytales and twisting them in new and exciting ways. She’s been or acting them on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years. “Finish your story, Kendra,” is frequently heard at family gatherings. Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children’s tales that glorify God and His Word.
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Check out the other stops on the cover reveal tour:


Dreams and Dragons

Unicorn Quester

Kiri Liz

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Read, Write, Laugh, Dance

Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings

Books, Baking, and Cowgirl Boots

Jenelle Schmidt

Reality Reflected

Jessica Greyson

The Music of a Story

The Flowering Vales

The Rambling Rose

Written Rest

The Labyrinth

Bible and Books

Jaye L. Knight