About Me

A former acquisitions editor living in the Chicago suburbs, after almost a decade working in publishing I quit my day job to read more books about serial killers (and take care of my kids full time).

After a two year hiatus I decided to reinvigorate the blog in 2020, but this time taking the time to focus on my favorite genres: true crime, mysteries and thrillers. If you’re a murderino, binge watch Scandinavian crime dramas on Netflix, or wish for rainy days so you can curl up with a cozy audio book and your latest knitting project, you’re my people.

Want to get in touch? Leave a comment or fill out the form below. (For review requests, please make sure “review request” is somewhere in the comment box along with title of book, publisher, and publication date.) Or, email me directly at resawrites [at] gmail [dot] com.



23 Comments Add yours

  1. amysworlds says:

    Thank you for the like on my blog entry (You’ve been framed) loving the colour scheme you have in the background 😀 Good luck on the cabin and trees!

    1. cross(stitch)yourheart says:

      Thank you! Good luck with your new project, I love the butterfly pattern.

  2. amysworlds says:

    I’ll need it 😀 got distracted by an antiques fair today *blush*

  3. Rachel @Peace, Love, Fabulous says:

    You are fabulous, so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Come on over to pick it up! (:

    Keep up the good work!
    – Rachel

  4. amysworlds says:

    Hullo! I really enjoyed your blog so I’ve awarded you with a Kreative blogger award 🙂 hope you like! Another to add to the collection ^^


  5. amysworlds says:

    Aha! We meet again 🙂 Welcome to my followers list!

  6. hey where did zombie coffee press go? I miss it!

    1. cross(stitch)yourheart says:

      I had to take it down due to a lack of time. I was supposed to be running it with someone else but she wasn’t able to help anymore and with just me and work and finishing school I didn’t have the kind of time I wanted to keep building it. Our last day was August 8th.

      Thanks for reading and contributing! I’m very sad to have ended it after only one year but I just couldn’t keep it up.

  7. I have nominated you for The Wonderful Team Membership Award 🙂

  8. I love your cross stitching! It’s one of my favorite forms of needle work too. You’ve inspired me to post some of my own work. I hope you come by and check it out when you have a chance at LiteratureVsLaundry.com – Happy Stitching & Reading – Ilene

  9. notacatalyst says:

    Thank you so much for all the likes on my blog 🙂 I’m glad you enjoy the reviews. Your cross stitching is amazing, I wish I knew how to do it 🙂

  10. Marius Hancu says:

    Great to see your blog. Great luck with it!

  11. alesiablogs says:

    thank you for checking out my blog! I am now following yours! Blessings, Alesia

  12. nanacathy2 says:

    Love your blog so much I have nominated you for the wonderful team member award. here are the details. http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/award-wonderful-team-member-readership-award/

    1. cross(stitch)yourheart says:

      Thank you!

  13. Hello! You are one of the fifteen bloggers I nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The award says it all, I guess, and I believe you deserve it. Cheers! Congrats! =) — Francis

    1. cross(stitch)yourheart says:

      Thank you for the nomination! I’m honored

  14. Joe Owens says:

    Do you do any P Buckley Moss cross stitch? I have a couple of patterns my mom got (she was a big fan of Moss) that are languishing on my bookshelf and I would love to pass them on to someone who would enjoy them.

    1. cross(stitch)yourheart says:

      I’ve seen some of them other stitchers have done but I don’t have any myself.

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