I love to laugh. I love fresh flowers. I have an unhealthy obsession with shoes and handbags. Books, food and animals are my top passions. I live in the heart of Cajun Country where the coffee is always hot and the food is so amazing that you start thinking about what you are going to eat for lunch around 9:30 am every morning. I love animals of all shapes and sizes, but have a particular soft spot for elephants and dogs. My personal aesthetic is vivid and bright. I love color, pattern and texture. I have an 8 year old son who is LOUD and inquisitive and a loving husband who is always building and tinkering on something when he is not working. I work full time and toys (usually Legos) are always strewn about no matter how often I pick up and more often than not, there is dog hair on the couch.
I have had a book in my hand for as long as I can remember. I absolutely LOVE to read. I am a diehard fan of Jesmyn Ward, Leesa Cross Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Louise Penny and Jo Nesbo. My “go to” genres are psychological thrillers, southern fiction, memoirs and historical fiction, but I will read anything if it piques my interest. I started this blog because of my passion for books (and food – did someone say warm bread?) with the hopes of connecting with other bloggers and writers who share the same love. I have been so fortunate to meet some amazing people in the Instagram community and now co-curate a wonderful online book club known as Salt Water Reads. Every month my good friend, Kourtney Dyson and I select a newly released novel and read along with our members online. We have been extremely fortunate to have great author involvement and participation and all month long there are several opportunities for our readers to win themed bookish swag. If you have been looking to connect and get involved in a book club, I encourage you to check us out on Instagram at Salt Water Reads.
My first year and a half on Instagram has been an incredible one. I became a judge for the amazing Book of The Month, I have been a book/brand ambassador for several publishers and products, and I am also a contributing writer for She Reads. Books are my passion and it has been a long time dream of mine to one day work in publishing or open my own book store/coffee shop/reading clinic filled with therapy dogs. If you are interested in collaborating with me in any capacity, please email me at email@example.com.
I am also hoping to spotlight local animals in our area shelters to help them find a home. I am in the process of adding local adoptable cats and dogs on to my Prose and Paws page, so please check back if you are looking to add a furry friend to your family.
I thank you for taking the time to check out my little book blog and I hope you will visit again soon!