HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO, everyone!!!!!!! :)


I have returned to the world of blogging. The month-long break was exactly what I needed. So amazing. Seriously, everyone should take a blogging break.


*ahem ahem*

Back to business. First and foremost is my VAVC #1 vlog!


VAVC #1 from Ivy Rose on Vimeo.


(Wondering what VAVC is? Click here to learn more!)


By the way, thank you amazing people who have participated in the challenge already. I’ve loved watching your videos! Keep them coming!


I have a few announcements. *drumroll*


Firstly, I WILL NOT be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. *sobbing* It’s so sad. I can’t believe it. I really want to do it, but unfortunately, it just isn’t going to happen. Even so, I wish all of you the best as you peruse your NaNoish writing endeavors. Have some fun for me. *sniff*


Secondly, in a few weeks, I will be publishing my very first short story, Even Through Rain. And guess what the best part is? It’s going to be FREE!!! That’s right, F-R-E-E free.

Want to see the cover?



*Squeals* Isn’t it awesome!?! I’m so excited.


And thirdly: You must wait. I can’t wait to tell you. It’s super big and exciting.


How’s that for a teaser? (Mwa hahahahaha!)


Over the past few weeks, my family went on an epic vacation. I was gonna post a bunch of pics, but that isn’t happening right now. But here is a short video for you to see of how I write when traveling.

RV writing from Ivy Rose on Vimeo.


Well, now that I’ve been absent for the past few weeks, you must tell me what YOU’VE been up to. How’s life treating you? Any new story news? Can’t wait to hear from all you lovelies!

Change of Plans

Change of Plans


Plans have changed regarding the release date for The Old River Road. I got myself into a colossal pickle and lost a month somewhere between January and March (don’t ask how), and considering that I hadn’t contacted my cover designer or editor or beta-readers, nevermind the fact that I haven’t finished editing it myself yet, I changed the release date.

Don’t panic, I didn’t move it by 4 months though I would have liked to.

The new release date is July 8th.

And guess what? July 8th is also my 18th birthday. Isn’t it kinda cool to have my very first book released on my birthday? (I think so.)

Exciting News!

I got my logos from my designer! *Squee!!!*  You may notice an adorable little heron in the tab in your browser window. This cute little guy was modeled after the blue heron who has visited our dock daily for the past 10 years. My family and I named “our” heron Harry, so therefore, the Lakeside Publications icon will be named Harry. :-)

Here is the beautiful logo that will be on the back of my books:



Excited doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m feeling right now.

Getting the logo done makes me all the more eager to get a book published. Perhaps it will help my lack of motivation to work on Clara’s Story. ;-)

What do you think of the logo?