#MayBooksBeRead16 part 1

#MAYBOOKSBEREAD16 was hosted on Instagram by @celinereads @twirlingpages @nightreads. Here are the days when I participated up until today!

Day 1: May TBR
So today is May 2nd, but I wanted to do this Day 1 picture! I hope to read Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon, Winter by Marissa Meyer, and Deluge by Lisa T. Bergren. I have missed reading! Things are starting to calm down enough.

Day 2: Pastel Books
The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Hit by Lorie Ann Grover
The One by Kiera Cass

Day 3: Book & Flower
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren is one of my all time favorite books! I want to go read it again just thinking about it! Two girls accidentally go back in time to fourteenth century Italy! Read all of The River of Time Series! You can search for my reviews on

Day 4: Book Set In High School
Aspen Everlasting by Kathryn Cooper is set in Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, TX. Aspen is vice president of the junior class and on the swim team. She’s living a normal life when a flash flood danger brings out her extreme strenghth. I loved writing this book, and I hope you love reading it. #urbanfantasy

Day 5: Summer Cover
I’m very excited to read this book on the airplane this week! It looks like the perfect get-away book. What great summer reads have you found?
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Day 6: Happy Books
I love these An Avon True Romance For Teens! I have read so many of them! These are the 2 I bought when the library was selling their old books. Just seeing these covers makes me HAPPY!
Anna and the Duke by Kathryn Smith. Emily and the Scot by Kathryn Smith.

Day 9: Pink Books
I love Janette Rallison’s books! They are all so fun and happy making. Pink is my new fave color since becoming the mom of 4 boys!
It’s a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison
My Double Life by Janette Rallison

Day 11: Favorite Summer Read

Any of Kasie West’s contemporary romance books would be my favorite summer reads! The Distance Between Us is so fun! Caymen’s job makes me laugh. Y’all have to read it.

Read my review to learn more about this great read. There you’ll find my content ratings.

Day 12: Wanderlust Book (book that makes you want to travel)

I love Doon! It takes place in Scotland then a magical place in Scotland! Doon was perfect for my romantic heart.

Have you read Doon?

Read my review to learn more about this great read. There you’ll find my content ratings.


Me with Inky!

I was finally able to meet Hannah in California this month! I’m a Texan but went to visit my sister in Cali. It was so fun to meet up with my book blogging friend and Aspen Everlasting beta reader! She’s amazing and so fun to finally meet! She is InkyReads on Twitter.


NTTBF! North Texas Teen Book Festival

April 23, 2016- North Texas Teen Book Festival VOLUNTEER! I posted many times on my instagram that amazing day! You can see more pictures on my

I’m a volunteer and street team member (aka: picture taker and poster)! I love being surrounded by book lovers and authors!

Me with another volunteer! North Texas Teen Book Festival!

Me with author @authorvictoriascott and @lizzielovesbooks! Best. Day. Ever!

One Story at a Time authors: Adi Alsaid, Julie Buxbaum, Ally Condie, Maurene Goo, Jennifer Mathieu, Marisa Reichardt
I’m a big Ally Condie fan!


April Book Showers

#APRILBOOKSHOWERS was hosted on Instagram by @booksthetics @readsleepfangirl @myriadinklings. I didn’t participate everyday! I did enjoy when I could participate.

Day 8: Book Tower! #aprilbookchallenge
I had fun with this! I love books!

Day 9: Book and Handwriting #aprilbookshowers
I love getting books signed by authors! For me meeting teen book authors is like meeting famous people. (I’m a teen book author now too, but I’m not famous… yet.) This book was signed by @authorlindsaycummings. She is sweet, fun, and lives in Texas, like me!

Day 18 of #aprilbookshowers
I’m a teen fiction fan so of course I’m a huge#harrypotter fan!
Happy Reading!

Day 20- #xmarksthe
I love these love stories! Amazing authors.

Day 21: Pastel Books
These colors are perfect for April!
The Breakup Artist by Shannen Crane Camp @shannencbooks
Hearts Through Time by Marie Higgins
My Double Life/ Just One Wish/ How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend/ all by Janette Rallison @janette.rallison
Northanger Alibi by Jenni James
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Happy #earthday!
Day 22: Book and Nature
My book Aspen Everlasting by Kathryn Cooper is full of beautiful nature. It’s also full of adventure and teen romance!


April Birthday and Brain Tumor

I have been much better at posting on my public instagram than my blog! I’m going to catch up and try to do better. Back on April 5th I had a birthday! This is what an author wears to celebrate her birthday. The shirt she had made for Halloween to dress like her main character!

Brain Tumer: Celebrate Life Day!
April 6, 2014 was day 1 of my life changing. You can read details on past brain tumor posts on my website. Links under Bio
After gaining back my ability to read and remember words I went back to editing my book. Writing wasn’t just a hobby, it was my escape. I loved taking time away from the stress of not remembering names, words, and having dream seizures. WRITING gave me the feeling of accomplishment!
Find your strength! That’s what I write on bookmarks I sign. Go take pictures, fish, paint, cook, write! Everyone needs a hobby/ escape.

I still need 100 more ebooks to sell before it can become a paperback. If you love teen fiction you will love Aspen Everlasting by Kathryn Cooper. Find it on Amazon, ibook, and more for $2.99!



Brain Tumor: Hair growing!


Brain Tumor Life Update:

I love my spot of bald hair! It represents what I’ve been through!

Today marks the 1st time I’ve had enough hair to pull back like a ponytail since Oct 2014! Yes, I added hair clips, but I’m still cheering. It’s not that I think I look bad with short hair. I just feel that with every length of hair that grows back to the 2014 me brings me closer to as normal of a life that I will ever have. I don’t want to go completely back to the 2014 me. I have grown closer to God and have learned to love everyone around me more.

I give the award of bravery to anyone else going through a cancer. I had brain surgery then radiation that took half the hair off my head. Last I had 12 rounds of chemo pills. Surgery in Aug 2014 then finished chemo Sept 2015! It was a wild ride. Those of you going through cancer please feel free to cry hard when you need to. Through treatments I had my amazing husband to talk to plus family and friends. And especially I had my God to speak to through prayer. He listened and understood what I was going through. He loves all of us. God wants to comfort us so just be willing to talk to Him. If you have questions about how to become closer to God your Heavenly Father and you Savior Jesus Christ, please ask me. The gospel in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought be closer to my Savior than I ever thought was possible.

Be STRONG! Be POSITIVE! And know that you will see God sooner or later so take yourself close to Him. Pray for your loved ones. They are hurting emotionally and might be more worried for you than you are.


Valentine’s eBook Giveaway!

I love the month of Valentine’s Day! I think about the people I love: friends, family, my 4 little wild boys, and my wonderful HUSBAND!

I want to celebrate the month of LOVE with a GIVEAWAY of my Young Adult Urban Fantasy eBook! There’s action and fun, and of course there is LOVE! If you’re curious, it’s a clean romance.

Aspen Everlasting by Kathryn Cooper.  Released September 8, 2015. Cedar Fort Publishing.

Aspen Everlasting

Aspen Foster thinks she’s just a normal sixteen-year-old, but when her car’s caught in a flash flood, Aspen and her sister discover the superhuman strength they never knew they had.

Soon Aspen learns she’s not normal at all. She’s an Evermortal fairy, with powers beyond her wildest dreams. But the more Aspen finds out about her family’s past, the more dangerous her future becomes.

This riveting fantasy is full of action, adventure, and romance. Suspenseful and exhilarating!

I’ll start with 1 winner. When more than 20 PEOPLE (not 20 points) have entered the giveaway there will be 2 winners. If 50 or more enter then there will be 3 winners! If you’ve already read my eBook then win this for a friend!


You have to follow me on 1 of these sites:
twitter, facebook, instagram, youtube, goodreads, pinterest, google+


1 point– You earn a point for each of my sites you follow.
1 point– You share this giveaway online. Every day you share online, you get a point.
2 POINTS– When a friend enters this giveaway and writes your name in the comments. TIP: Telling friends by text, email, and talk gets the word out better.
1 point– If you have already read my book and have reviewed it on the site you purchased it.

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: WRITE IN A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST HOW YOU ENTERED. You can list all of your points in 1 comment. 
Last Day To Enter is February 13 at 5pm CST 

*giveaway complete*

Please be sure to search online to find if your location can receive eBooks before you enter.

These are the sites that sell my eBook:
Amazon, Books&Things, Barnes&Noble, Google Play Books, Kobo, Scribd, iTunes