Monday, August 8, 2016

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Switching to Wordpress

Reveries Reviews has now been moved from Blogger to Wordpress:

https://reveriesreviews.wordpress.com/

 
Blogger just wasn't working out for me, you know? I don't know why, but it just bugs me. I find it harder to comment, harder to follow, harder to do everything. So back to Wordpress I run with my tail between my legs! ;)
 
See you on Wordpress!
 
~Kellyn Roth
 

Friday, August 5, 2016

You'll Be Like Faye by J.C. Buchanan

Title: You'll Be Like Faye
Author: J.C. Buchanan (http://jcbuchanan.com/)
Series: n/a
Genre: middle-grade mystery
Era: contemporary
Publisher: J.C. Buchanan
Source: author
Rating: 4.5/5 stars. I REALLY loved it, but there were a few things that bugged me.
Content: 2/5 I'd say it's perfectly ok for any kid over ... oh, eight? There are some descriptions of pregnancy (no details ... which sounds weird considering the fact that I just called it 'descriptions' ...) and some drama. Mentions of a car crash in which two people died.
 

You'll Be Like Faye by J.C. Buchanan

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In her second novel, J.C. Buchanan leaves the fairy kingdom behind and introduces her readers to Faye Corcoran, a regular 12-year-old girl in a typical suburban family. But is it a typical suburban family? And when Faye's best friend convinces her there's something suspicious about the new housekeeper, how far will Faye go for answers?
 
 
Oh. My. Word.
 
This was an amazing book! I am soooo impressed! I mean, the author's just about my age, and she writes this! This story is so beautiful and heartbreaking and sweet and sad and happy that I just ... I mean, guys, this is tear-worthy! And you know how often I cry! (judging by the way I've been saying quite a few books are tear-worthy, recently, maybe I'm not as tough as I think I am ...)
 
Anyway, there are a few cons. Of course there are. There's no such things as the perfect novel. I mean, unless the author is Jane Austen. Or ... Charlotte Bronte, though I admit Jane Eyre is a little melodramatic.
 
So ... cons. I didn't get into it first. I felt like maybe the inciting incident either wasn't as clearly defined as it could have been, or that maybe it didn't come soon enough? But, anyway, it started to pick up a bit in and kept on picking up and picking up until I was whirling!
 
The plot was very good. However, I felt like it ended too abruptly. I didn't get a good feeling of finalization. If this book was part of a series, I'd understand that, but as I've been told it isn't, I was a little disappointed. I mean, we don't really get a good idea of what happens to the characters after the story ends!
 
Faye was pretty cool. She was sweet and sensible and intelligent ... and I totally sympathized with her and understood why she responded to each situation she faced the way she did.
 
I really disliked Faye's parents! I can't explain why without giving away massive spoilers, but ... I just hated them. I don't think they were at all justified in what they did, and ... ugh! THOSE EVIL PARENTS! I'm just so frustrated with them right now! ;)
 
Of course, I loved Ellie. I mean, at first she bugged me, but then she started reminding me of my best friend, and then I ABSOLUTELY adored her.
 
Well, I'm not going to go into every single character, but they were all pretty well-developed and individual.
 
SPOILERS!!! (highlight to read)
 
The idea of being switched and/or growing up not knowing that your parents aren't really your parents has always fascinated me. I'm not sure why. Perhaps because I've occasionally wished I wasn't related to my little brothers? ;) Nah. Anyway, that was one of the reasons I really loved this book!
 
END OF SPOILERS!!!
 
Overall, this was an exciting, twist-filled, beautiful story that I'd recommend to anyone aged 8 to 20!
 
~Kellyn Roth

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

I'm trying a new format for reviews. Let me know what you think!
 
Title: A Bride Most Begrudging
Series: The Trouble with Brides
Genre: historical romance
Era: 1643
Setting: Virginia, USA
Publisher: Bethany House
Source: library
Rating: 2/5 stars
Content: 3/5, parental guidance suggested for most teenagers. Lots of desire/lust/attraction. Multiple mentions of the marriage bed, consummating marriages, etc. although no actual sex scenes were written. But we know when Drew and Connie's marriage is consummated (which is much-anticipated, may I add). There were some detailed descriptions of kissing. Also, some violence and tragedy that may disturb younger readers.

A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

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Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The "tobacco brides" would be on board--eligible women seeking a better life in America, bartered for with barrels of tobacco from the fields.
 
Drew O'Connor isn't stirred by news of a ship full of brides. Still broken-hearted from the loss of his beloved, he only wants a maid to tend his house and care for his young sister.
 
What he ends up with is a wife—a feisty redhead who claims she is Lady Constance Morrow, daughter of an Earl, brought to America against her will. And she wants to go straight back to England as soon as she can. She hasn't the foggiest notion how to cook, dares to argue with her poor husband, and spends more time working on mathematical equations than housework. What kind of a wife is that? Drew's Christian forbearance is in for some testing.
 
Headstrong and intelligent, deeply moral but incredibly enticing, Constance turns what was supposed to be a marriage of convenience into something most inconvenient, indeed.
 
 
I enjoyed A Bride Most Begrudging, however, there were a few things that made it not quite worthy of five stars, or yet even four. I started to give it three, then realized I really didn't like it. It was ok.
 
For one thing, Connie (yes, I will call her that!) and Drew's relationship. Sure, they were cute, but they were also attracted to each other. That normally doesn't bother me, but most of their focus seemed to be on the physical side of their relationship. Not good. Also, uncomfortable for all watching them, including myself. Especially since I was forced inside one or the other of their heads for an entire book. So that shaved off a quarter of a star.
 
Another half a star removed for historical inaccuracies, of which there were a few although much of it was thoroughly researched.
 
  • The Indian boy spoke half old-English, a quarter "white-man-ugh," and a quarter modern American. Not good.
  • I don't think Connie would have gotten a chance to learn math in that era.
  • Names weren't historical accurate (Drew, Arietta, Leoma); everyone had middle names.
  • There was some confusion with titles. "Lady Morrow," for instance, is used to describe Connie.
  • The word "okay" wasn't invented until the 1830s, and I don't think it was used often even then.
There were other things, but you can find them in almost any review on Goodreads of this novel, so I won't bother listing them here.
 
Despite that, the era was very interesting, and I got a good idea of the setting and time-period just from the book. I really liked the whole "tobacco brides" idea. Fascinating yet terrifying. I must read more about this some time ...
 
Connie was a lovely character. I sometimes go frustrated with her (GIRL GET OVER YOURSELF!!!), but the frustration always petered off after a while. I mean, she's a feisty redhead. Of course I've got to forgive her quickly.
 
Drew was ... hard to understand. At first he scoffs at Connie's love of math, then he makes up puzzles for her to solve. Most of the time he's a jerk, but sometimes he suddenly isn't ... and I don't know why! Of course, I think the writer was trying to convey that he is mixed-up due to a somewhat scrambled past, but I think he over-reacted.
 
Everyone in this book over-reacts, in fact.
 
The writing was very good - I enjoyed the description - but the dialogue was annoying. It kept skipping between modern-day and old English. It really annoyed me.
 
Sometimes I felt like there were too many plotlines, and it confused me. I felt like the story just went on and on with no definite structure. Tragic, overblown climaxes came, one after another, but they never were the actual climax. It never ended.
 
However, this was a fairly funny book. Some of the situations Connie gets in - like with the skunk or the rooster - were hilarious, and Connie and Drew did have a few sweet moments that weren't threaded with all that oh-so-annoying desire.
 
Overall, not a novel I'll read again.
 
~Kellyn Roth

Monday, August 1, 2016

Letter of Love by Amanda Tero

Letter of Love by Amanda Tero

An Orphan Journeys Short Story
 
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Like Journey to Love (you can find my review on Reveries Reviews. Check it out; it's a fantastic story! And I'm not just saying that; it's inspiring!), Letter of Love was a nice story that I really enjoyed, despite it not being exactly what I expected - it was very sad!
 
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Despite its shortness, the plot was well-rounded and well-written. I got a full sense of what was going on. I also got a good sense of the setting.
 
I didn't know any of the characters from previous novels except Edward, and even him I didn't know much about, but I got a full sense of who they were ... it's amazing how well-developed they were!
Although I'd advice reading Journey to Love before you read Letter of Love as it adds background to the story, Letter of Love can definitely stand by itself if need be. The two novels compliment each other well, giving each other depth not previously felt, but yet they don't rely on each other.
A surprising but inspirational novel, Letter of Love is definitely worth the read! Pick up a free copy today or tomorrow on Amazon!
 

Content

 
1/5. It's perfectly clean. There is some description of sickness and poverty ... but it didn't disturb me in the least. It wasn't detailed at all.
 

Rating

 
4.5/5 stars. Not my favorite plotline (I know the author had to do it, but WHY?!!!), but it was still marvelous.
 
~Kellyn Roth
 

About the Author

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Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Interview with Amanda Tero



Hello, everyone! Today I'll be interviewing Amanda Tero, author of Journey to Love and the to-be-published-very-soon-short-story-sequel, Letter of Love.


Hello, Amanda, welcome to Reveries. I must say, I was certainly glad to read Journey to Love. It actually inspired me to be a better Christian, which is something I can say for few books ... perhaps no books! I know that Journey to Love is the first novella in a series ... any hints about what the next one's going to be about? Do you have a rough idea as-to how many novellas/short stories will be in the series?

Hi Kellyn! Thanks for having me here! Wow, I am super humbled to hear that Journey to Love encouraged you to be a better Christian! That is indeed my goal in writing, and I praise the Lord for helping my few words to impact others!
 
The Orphan Journeys series is gradually evolving. ;) And in that, it is confusing a lot of people. So here's a breakdown:
 
- Orphan Journeys Novellas
Standalone novellas about fictional orphans who "rode the orphan train" and learned valuable lessons along the way. The novellas will not be connected to each other (as far as I know), which gives me the freedom to write as many as the Lord leads me to write, spanning different years.
- Orphan Journeys Short Stories
Spin-offs from either the novellas or novels about characters that we just didn't want to let go. Stories that had to be finished, but didn't quite need a full novella or novel.
- Orphan Journeys Novels
 
This portion of the Orphan Journeys series is connected. Currently, I have the first two books planned. Journey of Choice (in the works) is about an orphan, Nat. He didn't choose to be an orphan. He didn't choose to go on the orphan train. But there are things that he does choose in his life. Choices which might have consequences. Journey of Purpose (book 2) is about a young orphan, Micah, who is a pastor's son. His paths cross with Nat's as they both learn the purpose in living.
 
 

Will we hear more about Marie or any of the other characters in the second book?

This is where the Orphan Journeys Short Stories were invented. I had several people ask me about Edward, Marie's brother from whom she was separated. I just finished "Letter of Love," which tells Edward's story. Other than that, though, I don't have any intentions on revisiting characters from Journey to Love.

Was Journey to Love a hard book to write? Going back, was it a hard book to plot? To research for?

It was a hard book for various reasons. 1) I challenged myself to write about a character completely opposite of myself. Marie struggles with security, fear, love. She gets closed into her shell and doesn't want to let anyone in. This is not me at all! I never felt "connected" with Marie, but you know what? God worked through that and has allowed several readers to completely identify and connect with Marie. That has made me stand in awe of how God works. 2) I wrote this over a period of a year in which we were building a house, helping with a lot of different camps, and traveling a bit. I prefer to sit down and focus on a project, but in this case, God gave me grace to write little bits at a time. 3) I kept trying to write "the end" before the story was finished. I grew impatient. Several friends talked me into lengthening the story. In fact, chapters 10 and 16-19 were written less than two months before I published the book!

I didn't really plot this book. I had an outline (which I scratched), but I kind of plotted as I wrote. I find that plots kind of hem me in too much. I'm what some people call a "pantser" writer.

Researching was challenging as well, because I like to be historically accurate. I did a lot of research on the orphan trains and finally found two books, which I read after the bulk of Journey to Love was written (and caused me to realize that one of the plotlines would have been completely historically inaccurate! So...I hid behind a "historical note" in which I acknowledged that and kept my story). It was a little harder to find information on the orphan train than I thought it would be.
Did the characters evolve a lot during the writing of Journey to Love, or did they stay the way you imagined them from the start?
My characters usually evolve a lot as I write. Marie pretty much stayed the same. She was supposed to be a shy girl who shut out those around her and refused to let them love her. Celeste started out as a very sub-character, but as I realized that she could be a bubbly, fun character, she came more to the forefront. But other characters, like Mr. Bowles, changed as I wrote -- then I went back to edit them to stay consistent.

Did you learn anything while writing it?

The biggest lesson I learned was probably a mix between being patient and following God. As I wrote my first draft, I finished it thinking, "This really should be Journey to Freedom or Journey to Truth." But I felt like the Lord was leading me to write Journey to LOVE. The very next day, I visited my sister's church and the Sunday School lesson was on 1 John 4. It was like God was saying, "Nope, you're not done yet! You still need to put that message of love in there."
 

As a Christian, do you think you've expanded or stayed the same as you write books that tell people about Jesus Christ?

Writing Christian fiction definitely causes me to grow. Many times, I write about lessons that God has personally taught me (particularly with my short stories), but I have realized that God uses what I'm writing to "preach to me." For example, in thinking about and writing Journey of Choice, about a highly independent character, God has shown me areas in which I've begun to be independent and need to return to following Him.
Do you ever see yourself writing novels for a secular audience? Or will you always write strictly Christian books?

I personally believe that God has given me the gift of writing, and that in that gift, He has also given me the calling to write for His glory. Every time I write, I have an amazing opportunity to reach others for Christ. In a way, writing is just one of my ministries to help others. And the best way I can help them is to point them to Christ. So, in short: no, I don't see myself as ever writing secular books. I would love to reach a secular audience, but just this week I was reading 2 Corinthians (particularly 2 Corinthians 4:1-2) and realized that I'm not to try to "hide Christ" and use worldly tactics to lure people to Him. Rather, Christ is to be boldly preached. I realize other writers feel differently, and that's fine; it's between them and God.
 
 

What are your goals as a writer? Where do you see yourself in a year? Five? Ten?

Wow ... um ... I take my years one at a time. ;) I never know where God might lead next. Three years ago, I wouldn't have guessed that He would lead me to be a published author, but that's exactly where I am now. I would love to say that in a year, Journey of Choice is finished (as well as a few novellas and short stories spinning around in my brain). In five years, I'd like to see the Orphan Journey novels expanded to more than two books, and the novella series to have a few more stories in there. In ten years? Wow, if I'm going to crazy dream, I have two more series I'd like to see out there: a medieval series (currently two books) and a mid-west mining series (currently four books). But like I said, my main goal is to follow God and do what I feel Him leading me to do.

Besides writing (and reading, obviously), how do you spend your free time?

Well, I'm actually more of a musician than a writer. I'm about to start teaching the fall semester and it looks like I'll have between 20-25 violin and piano students. Also, I enjoy arranging hymns and am getting those available for other church musicians at www.withajoyfulnoise.com. I'm also a photographer and graphics designer, so if I have extra minutes from music and writing, that's usually what I try to do. Believe it or not, pursuing writing is kind of my "free time" hobbies. ;) But if I am to have just plain "do-NOTHING-business-related" free time, I'd have to say spending time with family and friends, having theological discussions and playing games.

Anything else you'd like to say before I have to post this post?

You have been very thorough, Kellyn! Your questions have made me stop and think and I enjoyed it immensely!
 
 
 
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And ... that's all for today! Thanks for letting me interview you, Amanda; your answers were awesome! :D

Oh, and everyone else: I'll be reviewing Letter of Love (also a very good story, by the way, though soooo sad!) this coming Monday as part of Amanda's book-release blog tour!

~Kellyn Roth

About Amanda Tero

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels.

If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
 
Find out more at https://amandatero.com/

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Silent Blade by Jesseca Wheaton

The Silent Blade by Jesseca Wheaton


 
Dromiskin, Ireland. 925 A.D.
 
Eira has no greater desire than to see her life returned to what it once was—before her older brother Kevin's sudden disappearance four years earlier. But the simple life she hoped for seems unattainable; on the contrary, her life is about to get all the more complicated.
 
 When she suddenly finds herself and Willem, her twin brother, taken captive by someone who claims to be Kevin’s enemy, things go from bad to worse. It soon becomes clear that she and Willem are to become bait in a trap set for Kevin, and Eira knows she must try to warn him. But how, when she herself is a captive?
 
 As mysteries of the past are unveiled, and loyalties are revealed, Eira realizes how precious her friends truly are. And when mortal danger threatens those nearest to her, will she be able to trust God with the lives of her friends and family?
 
 
Although I don't usually read novels set in medieval times, I made an exception for The Silent Blade after hearing great things about it from the beta-readers. I'm glad I did; it was a very good book! I liked it a lot more than I thought I would, and there were times when I definitely didn't want to put it down, even to eat. Unfortunately, my mother does not look favorably upon reading at the table. :D
 
The plot was intriguing, full of twists and turns. It was an adventure novel, another genre I rarely read. Again, I was pleasantly surprised by The Silent Blade. The action vs. dialogue was well-balanced (although I felt that there could have been a little more description), and I wasn't forced to read through fight scenes in great detail, although I certainly understood what was going on.
 
I loved the characters. There were quite a few of them, but they were all distinct and I never had trouble keeping track of them. And the names! If you know me well, you know I love names - especially Irish names - and the names were, I'm ashamed to say, one of my favorite things about the book! Eira, Casimir, Cian, Aeden, Rowen ... awesome names. They were pretty awesome characters, too.
 
I liked Eira. She was different than most strong heroines you read about - feminine and soft, but never weak. I enjoyed her thoroughly.
 
I think Casimir was my favorite character. He was witty and intelligent and a good swordfighter and caring and ... awesome.
 
Kevin was the most awesome big brother ever! I was almost in tears sometimes. Me: "I want a Keeeeeviiiiin!!!" *sobs* (not really ... but kind of)
 
Willem is another character who I really enjoyed. He was always so calm! This, perhaps, could have been played a little more (so some room for character development), but I still got the idea.
 
And I must say the thing with Henry was so ... unexpected. A little too sudden, too easy, perhaps? Like Kung Fu Panda 3? ("I hope you find your son." "I hope you find your father." XD)
 
I believe I talked about the writing a little up there already (sorry, guys ... I didn't mean to make this review so messy, but there it is!), which was pretty good, if a little confusing at times (at the beginning, for instance). As I said before, the description could have used work, but the action vs. dialogue was pretty good.
 
I do have one big problem with this novel, and that was the way the characters spoke. At the end of the novel, the author noted that the character don't seem to speak with an Irish accent because, technically, they would be speaking in Gaelic. While I understand not writing out accents, the modern language they used (even "okay" several times) really threw me off. It took away a lot from the novel. In the future, I'd advise the author to at least use a little less modern language in her historical novels.
 
I enjoyed the sibling-banter between Willem and Eira. It was cute and great character development. And, of course, every word Casimir said was ... <3 I'm sorry, Rylan, I've found a new boyfriend ...
 
Because of the lack of description, I didn't get a really good grasp of the setting. However, the author knows her stuff about the time period. As far as I could tell, besides the dialogue it was all historically accurate, and what I did hear about Ireland in that time period was pretty cool. I want to go to Ireland soooo badly! I don't even need a time machine; I'll happily go there now! *worst Irish accent ever* IRELAND ME HOMELAND!!!
 
Content
 
1.5/5, ok for all ages. There is some romance, but there were no descriptions of kisses or touching or anything - very sweet, clean, and innocent. There was also violence, but no blood or gore. No language.
 
Rating
 
4/5 stars. An amazing novel that could use just a little improvement.
 
~Kellyn Roth
 
About the Author
 
 
Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano.  And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.
 
You can find out more about Jesseca Wheaton and her works on her blog, Whimsical Writings.

Interview with Jesseca Dawn

 
It's time for yet another interview, this time with Jesseca Wheaton, author of The Silent Blade. I'm proud to be a part of her blog tour! Go to her blog (click) to find out more about her, the blog tour, and The Silent Blade.
 
Now, let's move on to the questions! :D
 
I was excited to be allowed to read The Silent Blade. Where’d you get the idea for the plot? How about the characters? Are they inspired by people you know, other book characters, etc.? Is the main character(s) similar to you? In what ways?
 
Aww, I'm glad you were excited!
 
I know this is going to sound bad, but I literally had no idea of the plot when I sat down to write. My family had just watched the Chronicles of Narnia DVD's for the first time, and I wanted to write something with a Medieval-ish feel. Also, I had just finished a non-magical fantasy series, The Arcrean Conquest series by Nicole Sager, and that combined with Narnia was enough to make me want to write a similar sort of story. But, since I don't write fantasy, I decided to try a historical fiction set in Ireland.
 
Well, there are two main characters and the POV is told equally between them throughout the book. I don't have a lot in common with Eira, but Kevin and I are very similar! We're both the oldest, we both struggle with letting others down and being over protective of our family. I enjoyed writing him. :) 
 
 
 
What is the main character(s) of The Silent Blade like?
 

Eira is quiet, but she's not shy. She'll generally obey what she's told, just trying to avoid trouble. She's a peacemaker. :) Kevin, on the other hand, is independent. He likes making decisions for himself, and he takes responsibility very seriously. He also has a strong sense of justice. 
 
Will there be a sequel to The Silent Blade?
 

At the present there are no plans for one... but you never know! :) 
 
What’s your writing process like? Are you a plotter or a pantser? Where do you prefer to write? Do/can you work on more than one novel at a time?
 
I get an idea, do some research, get a mental outline, and then sit down and write. Most of the time I'll start with the first scene in the book, though there are times an idea will hit me for a particular scene and I'll sit down and write it. But I like writing in order. ;) Umm, I'm more of a plotter. I like to have an idea of where I'm going, what Biblical principal will be woven in through the story (and what verses I'll use), what the characters will go through, etc. Of course, a lot changes as I'm writing, but I like to have at least a small idea of where I'm heading!
 
I can work on more then one story at a time, thought I normally will chose one to sit and work on every day, and the other one will just be my "for fun" book. 

Is there a book that influenced The Silent Blade more than any other? A movie?
 
The Heart of Arcrea for the book, and Prince Caspian for the movie. My family got tired of me re-playing the soundtrack for Prince Caspian over and over again while I was writing. But hey, it was awesome! 
 
Do the main characters of The Silent Blade have theme songs? How about the book?
Umm, not really. Most of the time when I was writing, I would just put on a playlist of Celtic hymns, or the soundtrack for Prince Caspian. Great music for writing inspiration! ^_^
 
Do you prefer to write with a pen or pencil?
A gel pen, whether black or purple ink. Yes, I'm picky. ;) 
 
Do you prefer to write on the computer or on paper?
 
The computer. Because then my writing looks orderly. In a notebook it looks like someone tried to write in a different language. Yeah, my handwriting is messy unless I really work at it. And... when I'm writing a book I never work on it. ;P 
 
Where you do usually write?
Either in our living room at night when most of my siblings have headed to bed, or on my bed with the laptop! 
 
What do you do for fun when you’re not writing?
 
Read! I also like cooking, baking, sewing, playing the piano, swimming at the lake, spending time with friends. All so much fun! :D
 
Do you have a favorite flavor of icecream?
 
Rocky Road or Chocolate!! Hands down! Of course, cappuccino is realllyyy good, too!
 
What’s one fun fact about yourself?
 
I am the oldest in a family of ten! And I frequently have people tell me my "kids" are so sweet. I've learned to nod and smile. It gets wayyy too complicated to try and explain that they're my siblings and there's just a big age difference. ;) 

Is there anything you’d like to say to wrap up?
 
Well, thank you so much for having me!!! Oh, and just 'cause I'm curious ... what is one fun fact about you? ;)
 
Well, that about wraps it up! And in response, one fun fact about me is ... I like cheese! (someone, tell me they get the reference! Please!) ... Not really. How about ... well, when I was little, my sisters were always getting asked "is she yours?" Yep. I look a lot more like my sisters than my parents ...
 
About Jesseca Wheaton
 
 

Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano.  And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.
 
You can find out more about Jesseca Wheaton and her works on her blog, Whimsical Writings.