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I had an epic 29th birthday this year! For breakfast, my family and I had cake and ice cream. My mother’s favorite motto is “eat cake for breakfast” and she literally has a T-shirt and purse with those words on them. For lunch, we went to the Spaghetti Factory and had a luscious pasta meal. For dinner, we went to Medieval Times and watched a magnificent show! In the gift shop, I got to handle more blades. First, I handled a White Walker sword, which is a blade capable of killing a dragon! It was made of polymer instead of ice and no real edge. I also handled a falcata, which had the shape of a single-edged sword yet had the weight of a battle axe. In addition, I got to handle the Valyrian steel Catspaw Dagger from Game of Thrones. Although I found the dagger’s handle to be too crooked and unsightly ever since I started watching Game of Thrones, it was surprisingly comfortable to hold onto and easy to index the edge of the blade. I can see why some characters liked this weapon so much. Hard to believe that this dagger started the worst Westerosi¬†civil war since the Dance of the Dragons. Overall, it was an epic day to remember and I look forward to my thirtieth birthday next year.


Since my first book came out, my family and I did a little tradition whenever I finished a new book. After typing in the last letter of a manuscript, my family and I would celebrate by going to Claim Jumper. While there, I would have a full rack of the BBQ ribs with two sides of french fries and a side of BBQ sauce. For the cherry on top, I would have a slice of the chocolate motherlode cake, which is nine layers! It is always such an epic occassion that brings the family together and completes the sense of fulfillment I get when completing such a big project.