Weekly Update September 24 [Sunday Post/Stacking the Shelves]

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Weekly Update September 24, 2017

What’s Been Going On…

Another week has flown by without much interesting to say. Cleaning, working, laundry… that’s about it in my personal life.

Stacking the Shelves

Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff cover

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Summer of the Unicorn by Kay Hooper cover

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I received Hunger Moon because I have reviewed all the other books in this series. Alexandra Sokoloff was kind enough to remember me and send me a Netgalley widget.

I requested Summer of the Unicorn from Netgalley because I love Kay Hooper’s books.

What I Posted Since the Last Update…


Cold Malice by Toni Anderson (romantic suspense)

Suspicion by Joseph Finder (thriller)

Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (urban fantasy)

Ravensblood by Shawna Reppert (urban fantasy)

Promos, Excerpts, Giveaways, Etc.

Honest Intentions by Kennedy Layne excerpt

Interview with Shawna Reppert


TBR Purge Challenge Week 1 Results

Week 2 results will post later today.

Book Releases

I forgot to do the book releases post this week. Sorry!


None this week. I hope to do better with writing articles in the future.

Plans for the Upcoming Week…

I have several reviews planned. The only one I have a committed date for is High Child by J.T. Bishop, which will post on Saturday. The others will post as I get time.

In addition to working on reading, posts, pages, and other blog stuff, I hope to get back to writing. Although I’ve had a complete outline ready for several months, I haven’t written any actual scenes in my work-in-progress. So, I’m going to make this a priority this week. My goal is to have at least the complete rough draft done by the middle of November. I want to have it edited and ready for release in January. I’m thinking I can force myself to do it if I set up an author website that announces the book. It will make me have to work on it, even when I think I can’t find time.

I plan to use a pen name. Only people who follow me here will know my true identity. It’s not because I am trying to hide who I am; it’s more because so many people mispronounce my last name. Schaper can be said as Shaw-per or Shay-per (depending on who you talk to in the family), but outsiders mess it up all the time and say Sharper, Scaper, and Schafer, and other variations.

My maiden name, Ottman, isn’t much better to pronounce. When I was growing up, I got mad when people stuck an extra O into the name to say Ottoman like the Turkish empire.

Plus, I don’t want to be Jennifer. Because of my generation, I grew up with so many other people named Jennifer, Jen, or Jenny. I’d rather go by my middle name, Paige.

At first, I thought about using my birth certificate name, Clites, but I decided against it because I don’t know who that name actually belongs to, considering I was adopted at birth and my records are sealed. So, I decided to use my adoptive mother’s maiden name, which is Thacker.

So, my pen name will be Paige Thacker. I think it sounds better than Jennifer Schaper or Jennifer Ottman. What do you think?

That’s all for the Weekly Update September 24, 2017.

Have a great week of reading and whatever else you have planned!
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About Jen Schaper

In addition to being a book blogger, I am a mother of three children, a retail backroom coordinator, and a wannabe writer (when I make time to do it).
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