Don’t Worry, I’m Still Alive.

Did you miss me? Of course you did. Unplanned hiatuses aren’t exactly uncommon in the blogosphere, and the reason is always “I have been very busy.” Which is true. I have been busy! Just like all of the other blogging slackers! I have been so busy that I have not even made a new goodreads reading challenge for 2014, nor have I even kept track of the books I have read so far this year.

Here is a rundown of what I have read recently:

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

The His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Cress by Marissa Meyer

One More Thing (Stories and Other Stories) by BJ Novak


The Rotten Apple by the most handsome husband ever- Chris Stocking (This one comes out on March 22nd!)

ALSO, I started a new job in December. It’s a really good company with some decent benefits and I really like the people I work with. There is a lot of opportunity for growth within the company, which is something I was really looking for in a new job. And it’s full time. Say whhaaaatttt. I know, livin’ the dream.

Chris and I also got our own place. I know, I know, we are finally grown ups. We were married people living with a roommate, but no more! Now we are married people that actually get to open up and use all of our wedding presents (which I stashed away for this very occasion) and I have a whole new set of keys to keep track of. To sum up, in the last couple weeks I have really taken strides to join the realm of adults- I got a full time job, my own benefits, and we moved into our own place. I don’t even do laundry at my mom’s house anymore! (Let’s not mention that it’s only because she lives too far away now) It’s official, Chris and I are fully assimilated into adulthood. Wowza.

In more depressing news, I have been sick this weekend and my voice has been skipping out on me. It has been very unpredictable. The sucky part is that I am on the phone all day at work, so I really hope my voice comes back full time starting ASAP. I would really like to be up and running as usual tomorrow. Chris has been an angel taking care of me- making me a million cups of tea, keeping track of my medicines and when I am supposed to be taking them, and watching endless romantic comedies with me on Netflix (we just finished Runaway Bride). Needless to say, I picked a real winner. He’s marvelous.

Anyway, so ends the Casey update.

Thanks for keeping with me, even though I have joined the ranks of the laziest bloggers. You da best.

Black Powder Brigade has Hit the Digital Shelves!

If you didn’t know, my husband released his fifth book on Saturday! If you are interested in fantasy, especially flintlock fantasy, you should check it out! Curious about what flintlock fantasy is? Give it a read. It is also called black powder fantasy. Anyway, it has officially hit the digital shelves, and you can buy it from Amazon!

Go get it!

Black Powder Brigade has Hit the Digital Shelves!.

Need Something To Read?

Hi guys!

As you might know, my husband is an author. Chris also has a writing blog at But the cool thing is that he is holding a contest, and you could be the winner of a free copy of his latest novella His Only Star. It is a really great novella (I read it myself) and you should definitely give it a read! Here is the snippet from Goodreads:

“Do you ever look at the stars and wish you could snatch them out of the sky?” Oliver asked. “You know, to keep in a box all for yourself?”

“What would you do with a box of stars, Oli?” Trista asked.

Oliver shrugged. “I don’t know, change the world?”

When fifteen-year-old Oliver sneaks away on a train with his friend, Trista, he discovers that life has more to it than the small world he is trapped in. It’s full of sex, drugs, and danger. But, before Oliver can come to terms with these, he must first learn that everyone has their demons, and he must come to accept them.


But what if it’s too late?

Sounds good, right? Well if you pin the link from his blog or from his Pinterest account, you are eligible to win a free digital copy! It is available for all electronic readers! Go check it out!!

*If you are a traditional book reader like myself, you can find his books on Amazon!