Welcome to Thoughts Stained With Ink. It’s a hodgepodge of a website, that’s for certain. The main thing, however, is that it’s a blog–or, what I call, my outlet. Curious about what this website is or who, exactly, is the stubborn artist behind the words you read?
Well, look no further than this small introduction!
What Can I Expect On the Blog?
I’m a book blogger primarily, so you can expect a lot of the “traditional” book blogger content!
I write reviews, mostly the bookish kind. Those reviews are quirky, because I like to review the experience and how it made me feel, rather than center upon the more traditional aspects, like plot. I’m here for the vibes, babes. ✨
This usually results in a lot of discussion over how a book kept me up until 2am. Or how I threw a book against the wall. Obsessing over characters and setting my ships a-sailing. You know, instead of talking about pacing or character development, like I prolly should. *shrugs*
Then again, you’ll also find non-bookish content, too. Things like: life updates, mental health struggles and wins, allyship and advocacy efforts and more. Once, it was even home to writing updates (which, since 2023, have moved to my Patreon) and monthly wrap-ups (which, since 2023, has moved to my newsletter).
Like I said: this blog is a hodgepodge of posts, but it’s my corner of the internet and it’s a good place to call home.
But if you came to this page, then you’re curious to learn about me.
But Wait, Who is the Stubborn Artist?
What can I say? I’m a queer (bisexual) and disabled early thirties-something SFF writer, blogger and freelance editor. I live smack dab in the middle of the United States (but dream to escaping to the mountains somewhere), with an eclectic range of tastes and hobbies.
I write, read and blog, of course, but I also: panic fire in RPG video games; roll rogues who fight like barbarians (but die a lot more often) in DnD campaigns; run slow miles but lift heavier weights; sweat a lot when filling in a new tattoo; and an amateur Tolkien scholar.
I’m obsessed with dragons, books, Lord of the Rings, dogs, cheese and well, food in general. I’m very close with my family and have the most amazing partner imaginable (who is also a Twitch streamer!).
We live with two cat overlords (😂) and a dog I would die for. Currently, my day job is as an academic advisor at a university to pay off my ridiculous amount in student loans. Truthfully, I am constantly dreaming of how to escape that to live a more creative life.
How Can I Support You?
If you want to continue to support me, you can do so by:
- Promoting (or even hiring me!) my freelance editing business
- Join my Patreon
- Sign up for my newsletter
- Donate to my Ko-Fi
- Connect with me through various socials (link tree)
However, the fact that you’re reading my blog at all means the world. Any extra support is just…beyond what my brain can process and believe, honestly.
So…yeah! That’s a small introduction to the blog itself and me, the stubborn artist behind it all. Please, don’t be afraid to say hi! I can’t tell you how much it brightens my day to interact with people in the comments (especially when we’re gushing/ranting over books and shipping characters together). It makes writing feel a little less void-like. 🖤