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I know what you're probably thinking...

Brandi, you're a fiction author. I saw "new release" and thought, "Yay! A new book!"

But what you're releasing today is not a new fiction book?

No, friends. This release is not a new fiction book, I'm sorry to say! But I am happy to say that I've created something super exciting for my little readers!

While I do write fiction novels for adults (check those love stories out HERE!), I'm also a mom of two little girls who love to read. My oldest is starting Kindergarten at home this year and I wanted to give her a fun but easy way to track her reading progress this school year. So, I created this reading journal just for kids! (Adults could totally use it, too. Just saying. wink wink)

I like options in my life, so I'm giving you two options for this reading journal! If you're looking for a single page that you can put on your fridge or in a binder, you can enter your email down below and I'll send you that for free! The single page comes in three colors (pink, blue, and neutral), and all three will be sent to your email to download + print!


If you want something with a bit more meat to it, you can purchase the full notebook that has the reading tracker and also has book review sections where you and your kiddo can write the titles of books they're reading and fill in if they liked or disliked the book! The notebook has just over 1,000 tracker boxes, gives writing practice when your little writes each title, and helps with emotion identifying when they vote if they liked or disliked the book! This notebook is available on Amazon for just $5.99! You can purchase that HERE!

A look inside:


I'd love to see photos of your littles enjoying their new reading journal, so be sure to tag me on social media with their journals!



Raise your hand if you, like me, are totally obsessed with the Enneagram. *raises hand*

You probably have gathered this if you're following me on Instagram (you are, right? wink wink). But...as interested as I am in all-things-Enneagram, I never thought to type my characters!

I probably still wouldn't have thought of it, except one of my best girlfriends (hi, Seyly!) messaged me after reading my book with the Enneagram types she thought my characters would be.

You should know that I gasped so loud I startled my husband. That's how excited I was about it.

If you're curious about what Enneagram type my characters from "If We Fall" would be if they lived outside of the pages of my book, keep reading!

Charlie: Enneagram 6, The Loyalist

Grey: Enneagram 2, The Helper

Declan: Enneagram 9, The Peacemaker OR Enneagram 5, The Investigator (What do you think??)

Nia: Enneagram 8, The Challenger

Michael: Enneagram 3, The Achiever

Ryley: Enneagram 7, The Enthusiast

Avery: Enneagram 4, The Individualist OR Enneagram 7, The Enthusiast (Again, what are your thoughts?)

Rose: Enneagram 7, The Enthusiast

Liza: Enneagram 5, The Investigator

Do you agree with these? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know!


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July wrap up! 📚 ⁣

I loved so many of this month’s books and I found a lot of new authors that I’ll be buying from again! I don’t like to “rate” the books I read, but hopefully my thoughts below will help you decide if you’d read any of these 😊⁣

BEACH READ: You’ll like this book if you like laughing out loud when you read, characters who are also authors, and nemesis-to-lovers.⁣

MALIBU RISING: You’ll like this book if you like family drama, lots of character point-of-views, and incredibly fleshed out characters. ⁣

SUMMER OF ‘69: You’ll like this book if you like books that aren’t in a contemporary setting, family drama, and have very well-written plots.⁣

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION: You’ll like this book if you like laugh-out-loud reads, slow burns, and back-and-forth timelines. ⁣

THERE SHE LIES: You’ll like this book if you like thrillers, never knowing what’s going to happen next, and relatable characters. (Please check trigger warnings 🖤)⁣

IF FOR ANY REASON: You’ll like this book if you like sweet, wholesome reads, Christian fiction, and love stories based in Nantucket with beautifully written scenery. 

THE LAST RESORT: You’ll like this book if you like thrillers, marriage resorts gone wrong, and twists you didn’t see coming.

SIMMER DOWN (e-book; not pictured): You’ll like this book if you like rom-coms, enemies-to-lovers, and lots of steam. ⁣

THE PERFECT WIFE (e-book; not pictured): You’ll like this book if you like a story that is the baby of iRobot and Stepford Wives, thrillers, and twist endings.⁣


Have you read any of these yet? What were your thoughts? I'd love to know!


I get it. 

You want to try out "If We Fall" before you decide if it's the book for you. I've been there!

That's why I'm giving you the prologue completely free to read, and if it's not your vibe, I won't be offended! If it is, I'm excited for you to read the rest and let me know what you think. :)

Just leave your email below and I'll send the first chapter straight to your inbox!



("If We Fall" will be available on Amazon + Kindle on June 25, 2021)



what: "If We Fall"
when: June 25, 2021
where: Amazon + Kindle