Bookstores and Bathrooms

Picture this: You’re prancing (yes, prancing) about in your favorite bookstore. Be that a local Indie bookstore, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, or Borders (RIP you beautiful bastard.) You’re daydreaming about all of the phenomenal and magical adventures that await you in the pages of the books all around you. You smile, breathing in that fresh, delightful scent. The scent that you know well. The pages of a book, hundreds of books. You run your fingers across the shelves that hold the portals to numerous worlds, and you smile. That’s when you feel it. A rumbling in your stomach. You know it well, for it happens almost EVERY time you come into a book store. You need to poop.

If you have experienced the phenomenon you w1006are not alone. Its so common in fact, that it even has a name. The Mariko Aoki phenomenon. For real. It has something to do with the  scent of paper and ink mixing, creating a laxative effect. That, combined with reading on the toilet back at home, makes for the perfect pooping atmosphere.

I am NOT ashamed to say that I poop literally every.single.time. I go to the bookstore. It takes about five minutes before I am headed to the potty. In fact, my friends Shannel and Aylssa have both witnessed this first hand. We were browsing the clearance rack at BAM when I said, “Oppp, there it is.” They both looked at me confused. So I explained the Mariko Aoki effect to them, and went on my merry way to the bathroom.

I don’t know about you, but I find it comforting knowing that I can count on the book store poop. You can’t count on much in life, but for me, its one thing I can rest assured will always happen.

Have you ever experienced this? C’mon, don’t be shy! Tell me in the comments below!



Secret of Souls SALE

Did you guys see that Secret of Souls is now on sale for $3.99 for kindle?! How awesome is that? I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so GET ON IT! Its also been uploaded to kindle unlimited! Say what?!

No matter which way you get it, make sure to leave a review on amazon, or goodreads! Reviews are the absolute BEST way to help an author succeed. Even if you didn’t like the book, its still so important to leave reviews! I appreciate each and EVERY review.

If you can help me get to 50 reviews ON AMAZON I will do an AWESOME giveaway. A gift card, a tote, a signed copy of Secret of Souls as well as a few fun bookish goodies. Help me reach my dreams and I will reward you handsomely! ❤

PS) Many of you have been asking me when you will receive your preorder goodies. I promise I will get them out within the month! Since SoS was released SO early, I didn’t have as much time to prepare the SWAG packs as I would have liked, and I have just been SWAMPED. Its not too late to get pre-order goodies. I have a few spots left. So, send me your proof of purchase to was well as your mailing address! You have until the original release date. Nov. 24

Order SoS from amazon here.

Thanks guys!

SecretofSouls Cover