Hockey, Writing, and Unapologetically Me

Keeping Hope: Out 7/17/2021

Launch date is finally set for my novel. Keeping Hope will be out 7/17/2021 and pre-sale will start in a few days. I’m proud to say: it’s ready! Pre-order link: I definitely accidentally revealed my cover on GoodReads and likely on Amazon pre-order as well, so… may as well post it here! Have a […]

Radio Silence + Shiny New Programs

I’m sure I could go on forever in here this go around, but I’ll try to keep it brief. So much is going on. My health is still in decline, I’ve got procedures and doctor’s appointments out the wazoo trying to find out what’s wrong. It’s a circus. A circus that is mentally trying on […]

Editing, Health, and a Ray of Hope

It’s been a while. I missed a month here. I think I have all the properly lined up excuses for why, given I’ve been dealing with a million doctors appointments and rapidly declining health. Life, it happens however it sees fit, not how it fits in your schedule! So, the pandemic is still going strong, […]

Fandom Tropes, BLM, Quarantine, Editing

We’ll just go in order of what I wrote in the title, for the sake of… the hell of it? Basically that! First off, hello! It’s been a minute. Life has crashed in and refused to give me time to so much as think much less remember I’m supposed to be writing blog posts! Either […]

We are all chicken little and the WORLD is falling.

I’m not even sure where to start with this past month. So much has happened and for the first time words seem simply insufficient. I’m on day 89 of my quarantine. So many days of not seeing what amounts to the third part of myself; the person who basically did everything but sleep in our […]

Internal Debates, Updates, and Edits

First off, a little nugget of news, I figured out how to have a second Instagram account. Finally! Before it wouldn’t let me sign up no matter what I did. But now I have an author account. Hurray! My Instagram: ReddingBooks In other news I’m on the 9th edit of the novel and I’ve officially […]

Quarantine, Novel Editing, & Stimulus $

Oh man… it’s been a heck of a few weeks, hasn’t it? I’m sure some parts of the world are feeling it worse than here (know for SURE a few are), but it’s still hectic. I didn’t horde up when everyone else was and it appears that’s a mistake. It took me five tries over […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Corpus Christi Ice Rays 3/7/2020

I apologize in advance that this review is a bit rushed. I have some stuff going on in my personal life involving family that took me out of town most of today and I have to get ready for my day job and get in bed. But I still wanted to put down a quick […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Corpus Christi Ice Rays 3/6/2020

Our starting lineup for last night was Center # 17 Griffen Sanom, Left Wing #9 Philip Ekberg, Right Wing #10 Michael McCosh, Defense #4 Keegan Langefels, Defense #6 Sean Henry, Goalie #1 Henrik Laursen. Play started and right off the bat you could see we were hungry for another win. I’d brought a new friend […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Topeka Pilots 2/22/2020

Starting lineup: Center #74 Alex Gomez, Left Wing #23 Jackson Wille, Right Wing #44 Brandt Pedersen, Defense #4 Keegan Langefels, Defense #2 Mitchell Becker, Goalie #1 Henrik Laursen Last night’s game was at least a little less biased in the calls, though still heavily toward penalizing us and not penalizing the Pilots. Fans were still […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Topeka Pilots 2/21/2020

Starting line for NM Ice Wolves: Center: #18 Hanson, Left Wing #19 Rand, Right Wing #7 Rudrud, Defense #4 Langefels, Defense #2 Becker, Goalie #1 Laursen I’m not even sure where to begin with this review. Honestly, I’m pissed. Let me be perfectly clear here. I’m pissed at the ref and his lack of ability […]

Washington Capitals vs Arizona Coyotes 02/15/2020

As I said in my previous game review, we missed the NM Ice Wolves game on 2/15/2020 because we were traveling to Glendale, AZ for the Capitals vs Coyotes game. Earlier this year when I sat down and decided to see what teams I liked in the NHL, I came out the other side liking […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Odessa Jackalopes 02/14/2020

Starting lineup Odessa: Center #18 Max Klanow, Left Wing #11 Jack Rudin, Right Wing #7 Isaiah Huempfner, Defense #14 Spencer Kimball, Defense #2 (must have written the number wrong, there’s no #2), Goalie #35 Andrew Takacs Starting lineup Ice Wolves: Center #17 Griffen Sanom, Left Wing #21 Alex Dominique, Right Wing #10 Michael McCosh, Defense […]

1/18/2020 Various Youth Hockey Events

So yesterday I posted that we’d gone by to go to the pro shop at the rink and found out all the tournaments for youth hockey were there. Hubby agreed that going back to see the kiddos play would be an adventure and he was right. They’re so full of energy and seem to love […]

UNM Hockey Game + PeeWee Game + TV Viewing of NM Ice Wolves Game

Yesterday was… a strange day. We’re finally owners of our own home. As we were finalizing that, we found out that my husband’s grandfather died. Literally in the office, turning in the final papers, and got the call. Strange day. I won’t lapse into details on either of those, but let’s say we’re glad the […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Kenai River Brown Bears 01/11/2020

Once again we announced the starting lineup for both teams loud enough I could actually hear it (for the most part), so hurray! For the Ice Wolves we have Center Alex Dominique (#21), Left Wing Griffen Sanom (#17), Right Wing Spencer Rudrud (#7), Defense Logan Martinson (#22), Defense Keenan Johnson (#79), Goalie Garrett Mackay (#35). […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Kenai River Brown Bears 1/10/2020

For possibly the first time ever I got the starting lineup for both teams as it was announced loud enough for me to hear! Hurray! Starting lineup for NM Ice Wolves was Center: Emil Gabrielson (#18), Left Wing: Philip Ekberg (#9), Right Wing: Drew Lorinchak (#20), Defense: Keegan Langefels (#4), Defense: Mitchell Becker (#2), Goalie: […]

Amarillo Bulls vs NM Ice Wolves @ Budweiser Bullpen 12/31/2019

Last night I had the pleasure of going to a game in Amarillo. It’s not that much of a drive from Albuquerque to Amarillo and really with most of my road trips that have gone through there, you barely feel like you’ve started when getting to Amarillo, so it was a no-brainer to follow the […]

Hockey Practice, A Million Helpers, & Finishing Up 2019

I don’t know why I don’t talk about it. Maybe it’s that it feels so personal that I was allowed such a wonderful thing or maybe it’s that for the most part no one else is ever there and that makes it feel more intimate and less public, if that makes some amount of sense. […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Amarillo Bulls 12/21/2019

Starting Lineup: Left Wing Alex Dominique (#21), Right Wing Spencer Rudrud (#7), Center Griffen Sanom (#17), Defense Keegan Langefels (#4), Defense Mitchell Becker (#2), Goalie Henrik Laursen (#1) I didn’t get a picture of it, but Santa did a puck drop last night, which was somehow one of the more heartwarming things I’ve ever seen. […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Amarillo Bulls 12/20/2019

Starting Lineup: Forward Philip Ekberg (9), Forward Emil Gabrielson (18), Forward Drew Lorinchak (20), Defense Sean Henry (6), Defense Keenan Johnson (79), Goalie Garrett Mackay (#35). We seem to have brought our A-game with us last night. We came out of the gates absolutely revving to go and kept our foot on the gas the […]

Writing, Life, Music, and Hockey

It’s been a strange couple weeks. I spent a lot of it sick and yet more of it on the road to Denver to see Dir en grey, a band I’ve loved for well over a decade. I ended up in major tooth pain and had an extraction yesterday due to a pretty severe infection […]

NaNoWriMo, Sickness, and Life

We’re winding down on the month of November and I appear to be winding up on the amount of sick time I can possibly use this month. It started with my husband sharing his cold with me mid-month and while I thought I was getting better, I ended up with a sinus and ear infection […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Lone Star Brahmas 11/23/2019

Starting lineup: Center Emil Gabrielson (#18), Left Wing Griffen Sanom (#17), Right Wing Zach Frisk (#26), Defense Brandon Holt (#5), Defense Cooper Anderson (#55), Goalie Josh Graziano (#43). First thing I’d like to say is that I had the luck of running into the Brahma that got hurt last night upstairs before the game. Seems […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Lone Star Brahmas 11/22/2019

Starting lineup for last night was Center Alex Gomez (#74), Left Wing Connor Kemp (#55), Right Wing Spencer Rudrud (#7), Defense Sean Henry (#6), Defense Keenan Johnson (#79), and Goalie Henrik Laursen (#1). The first period saw some of the most beautiful defense-work I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing from the Ice Wolves. The […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Lone Star Brahmas 11/21/2019

Starting lineup: Center Michael McCosh (#10), Left Wing Jackson Wille (#23), Right Wing Drew Lorinchack (#20), Defense Brandon Holt (#5), Defense Cooper Anderson (#25), Goalie Josh Graziano (#43). Last night started off phenomenal. The first period gave us three goals, the first scored at all of 3:17 into the game by Zach Frisk (#26). The […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Amarillo Bulls 11/17/19

I don’t even know where to start. I suppose I should start with the game, but I almost don’t want to with how amazing the entire night ended up being. So, fuck it, I’ll start wherever I want. Backwards it is! Skip the first few paragraphs if you’re just here for a game once-over but […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Topeka Pilots 11/09/2019

There are two major things I want to say about last night’s game, right up front. 1) We shone like diamonds, our teamwork was square on and we are finally a cohesive unit. Fuck yes. 2) This is the first time I’ve seen Larson #1 (G) in the net and if I’m not mistaken his […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Topeka Pilots 11/08/2019

Last night was a great game from the very start. First I’d like to say that my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. The Ice Wolves brought down their A-game from the very first second and it was like watching the team we all knew they could be and I can only hope they keep […]

Character Creation

Short writing post here as I need to focus on my NaNoWriMo word count this month as I try to grind this book out as fast as humanly possible and at least beat the 50K deadline by November’s close. Thought I’d post something amusing up here about characters and how peevy they can be for […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11/02/2019

Last night I had friends with me that I convinced to go to the game, so I was admittedly a bit distracted as it involved two kiddos as well as the adults and I spent a good part of the game trying to field questions and, honestly, to stop myself from cussing in front of […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Shreveport Mudbugs 10/26/2019

“Man, my first book wasn’t supposed to be about a goalie!” Me (last night) Light night showed how tight the NM Ice Wolves can truly be. We pulled together and didn’t allow a single solitary goal through until well into the second period at which point the Mudbugs slipped one past Josh Graziano #43, our […]

NM Ice Wolves vs Shreveport Mudbugs 10/25/2019

“It feels like I finally understand why kids used to crowd around the two kids beating the crap out of each other in the hallway.” — Me (last night) Last night was a tighter match that we’ve usually had with the Shreveport Mudbugs in the past. We started off with the first goal within minute […]

Alexandria Redding – Me Being Me

Deep breath. I’ve been telling myself this all day today. Really, I’ve probably been saying it softly in the back of my head for years, but it’s come to the forefront the closer and closer we creep to November. It sort of feels like I’m standing at the top of the Sandia Peak and looking […]

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