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The Sunshine Blogger Tag

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SO YES, THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER TAG. 😻

Last month, I was tagged by the lovely Lisa of Inkwell for the Sunshine Blogger Tag! One of the things I absolutely love about this tag is just how much it evolves as it travels from blogger to blogger. The rules are simple (because who likes rules, anyway?):
Answer the eleven given questionsCreate eleven new questionsTag up to eleven bloggers to answer them
SO HERE WE GO.

1. DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE FICTIONAL FAMILIES? WHO ARE THEY?
*stares at bookshelf* Um... not that I can think of? Honestly, almost all the books I read are fantasy, and apparently a book cannot be classified as fantasy if the main character is not an orphan whose entire family has been killed off.
2. IF YOU COULD REFORM ONE VILLAIN (BOOK OR MOVIE), WHO WOULD IT BE?
LOKIIIIIII. 😍
...*straightens bowtie* Ahem. Excuse me.
3. IF YOU COULD WORK WITH / BE THE APPRENTICE OF / LEARN FROM ONE HISTORICAL FIGURE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Besides Jesus and His disciples, I'm thinking Charlotte Br…

Beautiful People, in Which We Discover Mr. Lorcan MacNamara

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In June, I officially introduced Miss Jayna Buckley to the world.

Jayna's the protagonist of Because of Midnight Poison, my current WIP / Snow White retelling / Five Poisoned Apples entry. And because her story is a romantic, Regency fantasy, THERE OF COURSE MUST BE A LOVE INTEREST. Which is where Lorcan MacNamara comes in. 😏

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1. WHAT IS HE ADDICTED TO? WHAT CAN'T HE LIVE WITHOUT?
Lorcan likes pasta.* A lot. Spaghetti. Fettuccine alfredo. Macaroni and cheese.** Any style, any way... HE JUST REALLY LIKES HIS PASTA.
*And now I'm craving pasta.
**Which they probably didn't eat much during 1812, but it is a fantasy land and THEY ARE CLEARLY AHEAD OF THE TIMES.
2. NAME THREE POSITIVE AND THREE NEGATIVE QUALITIES ABOUT THIS CHARACTER.
Positive: He loves God.He's a hard worker.He's compassionate (particularly towards animals).
Negative: He talks too much, and probably says more than is good for anyone.He rarely pauses to consider what he wants in life.When he feels betray…

REINTEGRATION // Blog Tour & Interview

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HELLO, MY PRETTIES. Today, I'm crazy excited to introduce to y'all author Ashley Bogner, with her debut novel, Reintegration! Last month, I was a part of her cover reveal team, and today I'm proud to be a member of the launch! Without further adieu...

ABOUT THE BOOK

A perfect citizen. A captured rebel. One decision could destroy them both.
As a Regulator, seventeen-year-old Katherine Holliday's duty is to protect the people of the Federation from a group of violent rebels who have exiled themselves to the mysterious wilderness. When one of these rebels is captured within the Federation, the government leaders propose an alternative to execution, a procedure they call Reintegration. The procedure involves erasing the rebel's memory and attempting to make him a member of society. The rebel, a young man named Matthew, is not the violent criminal Katherine expects, and she can't help but befriend him. A few weeks after Matthew's Reintegration, Katherine realizes …

8 Elements I Love to See in YA Fantasy // Ruffles & Grace Blog Party!

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*waves* Hello, my dear minions of darkness and chocolate muffins Dragons! Today, I'm participating in something REALLY, super cool -- aRuffles & Grace summer blog party!

For those of you who haven't heard of Ruffles & Grace, it's a fashion/bookish blog run by Victoria Lynn, author of London in the Dark. It's super cute and a ton of fun; click here to check it out! Victoria is also running a few pretty sweet giveaways right now, so be absolutely certain to stop by! (Spoiler: a copy of London in the Dark is one of the prizes!) 😉

The prompt for those of us participating in Bookish Day (today!) was, well, bookishness. 😀 And because YA fantasy is my passion and I adore books, I decided that today I would show off the nine, sparkly elements I looooove to see in young adult fantasy!



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1. WORLDBUILDING
Worldbuilding is my obsession. It always has been, and likely always will. Because who doesn't like diving into another dimension through the power of words?

When I …

#RealmMakers2017

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SO REALM MAKERS HAPPENED. And peeps, IT WAS AWESOME.

If you don't know what Realm Makers is, here's a brief definition by yours truly:

Complete and utter awesomesauce.
...Oh, sorry. I guess that wasn't coherent enough. *shrugs* 😉

Realm Makers is a Thursday-through-Saturday writing conference, tailored for writers of speculative Christian fiction. What is speculative Christian fiction, you ask? Christian fantasy and sci-fi. Think C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. 🙂 (Or Liv K. Fisher. Ya know, I mean, if you want. 😉)

I questioned whether or not to do a Realm Makers wrap-up post, but then I decided that Realm Makers is just way too awesome, I met way too many awesome people, and simply... why not? So here it is. Be jealous. I'll consider it a crime if you don't attend this conference sometime in the near future. 😉


FIRST AWESOME THING: MY ROOMMATES

My roommates are seriously the best, guys! I'm so thankful I got to know and spend time with them! 💙

I bunked with Tracey (from…

July Highlights

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HELLLOOOOOOOO, MY FANTABULOUS BOOK DRAGONS.

July! Things happened! Many beauuutiful things! One of which was the awesomeness that is Realm Makers. 😍
Why can't #RealmMakers2017 just be school? Because tbh I would adore school if that were the case. 😭 😍 — Liv K. Fisher (@oliviakimwrites) August 1, 2017 (Seriously, though. ^^ )

Since Realm Makers was such a bright and shiny and overall HUGE, I decided that it needed its own post (which you can read here once you're all done with this one 😉). A few of my usual Highlights will be hanging out over there, too! (So you basically have to read it, so you can get the full Highlights experience. And because you should totally be jealous. 😛)

READING CORNER
1. A Wish Made of Glass by Ashlee Willis. ZIS BOOK, MY FRENZ. Ashlee has such a gift for words! Like, SERIOUSLY. It was as if each line were drawn directly from a poem! Ashlee = my new favorite author. NOW GO READ THIS GEM.

2. Ending Fear by Deanna Fugett. WOWSERS. First off, readi…