Friday Favorites #1

Ginny Gallagher Friday Favorites

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Happy Friday! Welcome to the first blog post on my platform (formerly Gin’s Book Notes). This is my last official day of vacation and then it’s back to work on Monday. Confession: After two weeks I’m ready to get back to a normal routine. Over the next couple of weeks I will share some of … Read More

Changing, growing and becoming something new!


May 28, 2013 marked my first blog post, first book review, and the day I became Gin’s Book Notes, Book Blogger. Over the last two years I’ve changed my look several times and evolved into Gin’s Book Notes, Book Blogger and Book Cover Designer. Since then I’ve… Posted 772 blog posts Become friends with many amazing and wonderful people Designed book covers, … Read More

Writing Update – Four Simple Words.


  Sunday, May 3, 2015 I made a quick stop at the library for a few research books. “Are you a student?” asked the librarian. I looked at her and replied with confidence, “I’m writing a book.” It wasn’t until I arrived home that I realized that it was the first time I’ve said those words with no hesitation, explanation, … Read More

My Writing Journey – The Beginning


  I’ve been stumbling along in this dream of mine and I’ve realized why I have yet to reach it’s beginning. Yes…I said it’s beginning. My dream is to write a full story, a story with a beginning, middle, and an end. A string of seventy to eighty thousand words that tell a story of a different life that I … Read More

Let’s Get Real- Bad Moods Happen: Tips for fighting the Nasties


  Most of the time I am fairly upbeat and positive. At the beginning of this week, I was feeling great! I had my days planned, I smiled at people (most smiled back), and I tried to spread a little happiness as I went about my day. That was Monday. Tuesday, around lunchtime, I developed a serious case of the … Read More

Let’s Get Real: Expectations, Confessions, and Making Changes


  Let’s Get Real Expectations, Confessions, and Making Changes This is a post that I’ve had stomach queasy dread about. Why? Because it’s a post that required me to dig deep, acknowledge some bad habits, and be honest with myself. Unrealistic Expectations I’ve piled too much on my plate and had unrealistic expectations that I could do it all. Heck, I … Read More

Fun, Fun, Fun at #UtopYA2014 Recap #2 and GIVEAWAY


Warning: Proceed with caution. Excessive use of happy words ahead. Words such as fantastic, amazing, wonderful, awesome will appear repeatedly. By now it should be no secret that I LOVED UtopYA2014. It was A-MAZ-ING! This was a very personal and powerful trip for me. In case you missed it here is the link to post #1 about my UtopYA experience. … Read More

No FEAR #UtopYA2014 Book Convention


I’ve started and stopped this post at least 15 times since I arrived back home. I have so many thoughts, feelings, and things I want to express about my first time experience attending UtopYA in Nashville, TN. that I now realize it’s going to take more than one post. I hope that what I share will encourage you to push … Read More

Tips for Writing Book Reviews


  This week our reader question/request is from Kelly L Clevinger. Her request is for tips on writing book reviews. First, my disclaimer, I am not an expert. Shocking, I know!!! Next Wednesday marks my one year blogaversary and I have a confession to make. I had never written a review before May 28, 2013. I wasn’t even aware of book blogs!!! … Read More

Ask Gin Feature Post: Books for Ten (10) Year Old Boys


  This week I’m answereing a request from Sara G.:  “I would like to learn more about tips and tricks to get kids reading. My son is ten, and while I read every day and have since I could, he doesn’t share the passion. I am looking for series geared towards boys. He really liked the Diary of a Wimpy Kid … Read More

My Thoughts on Social Media Etiquette

My Thoughts on Social Media Etiquette

I posted the following on my Facebook page yesterday and thought I would share it here. I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about bullying and rude behavior.  I’ve also received some nasty emails from a few people letting me know their opinion about things that I could care less about. I chose to not respond. I don’t feel that bad behavior, … Read More