Hey I'm Inky~! I’ve been reading and writing for as long as I can remember. My first vivid memories of my book-philia began when I was a pre-teen. The library was my favorite place and every time I’d go and ransack the Juvenile section, coming home with piles of books. Around that time, I gained a fascination for creating family trees and stories based off the imagination games I played with my friends (which usually involved horses ). 

Since then my love of reading and writing has continued to grow. I’ve matured in reading, enjoying the YA genre with all my heart, and beginning to gain more of a love for classic literature both old and new. This love has also encouraged me in my writing to the point of finishing and improving my novels and story skills.

Besides this obsession with the written word, I have a strong passion for music. As a 21st century teenager, I love current pop music, but I’ve also gained a somewhat nerdy love for Classical style ballads, Oldies and musicals. Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Sara Brightman are some of my favorites just to name a few. Les Miserables, Wicked, and Aida are musicals that will always be a favorite of mine.  I love to sing and am currently in three choirs. I play the piano and have for about 7-8 years, and am now teaching beginning piano to my 5 students.  I also have a passion for theater and have participated in multiple musical productions.

 I love the color lime green, eating chocolate, and playing card games (namely Snurts and Phase 10). I competed for three years in the Frist Lego League NXT competitions when I was in Jr High. I love to make people laugh, and to laugh myself.  I’m a bid advocate for grilled cheese sandwiches, or anything with cheese really. Ever since I was little I wanted to drive, and now I finally get too. I was so meant to drive.

I’m a Junior in High School, and I’ve been homeschooled since first grade. Despite some popular beliefs I am not a shut in.  I am a very much an extrovert who goes crazy without non-family social interaction for a few days. I’m very involved in church(I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), groups and with my friends. I’m the oldest of 8 children, all sisters, except for my one younger brother, with a 14 year age gap between me and my youngest sister. I live in the grand state of California, where I’ve lived practically all my life.

Being a book blogger has been one of the best experiences I’ve had. Through interactions with fellow writers, authors and publishers, has led me to one day pursue a career as a YA Editor in publishing. I would love to be a Disney Princess at Disneyland. (namely Rapunzel. *cough* Flynn*) I aspire to do the shuffle on the moon, and I aspire to inspire before I expire.

How Book Haven Came To Be
I first started blogging back in December of 2009. My very first blog (The Life Of A Bookworm) was a personal life blog read only by friends and family. I started it as a fun way to talk about the things I was doing in my life. Books were a pretty big part of it at the time. I had a lot of fun with that blog, even though my posts weren’t the best quality  and my first vlogs were, to say the least..horrendous.

Fast forward two years to May of 2011 when  after a few weeks of toying with the idea, Book Haven Extraordinaire was born.  I loved books, and read all the time, so why not make a blog solely devoted to them? The blog didn’t grow much that year, just a few Goodreads reviews copied to blogger format, and whatnot. I was mainly involved in the Goodreads community forums and so forth at the time. I knew practically NOTHING about the world of book blogging.

My blog really started to improve when in January of 2012 I became more aware of the insane amount of book blogs around me. I started searching and looking up to some incredible blogs, and messing around with how I wanted mine to be. I went through so many designs and changes as my reviews got bigger and better, and my posts changed in nature and format. It was like the puberty stage of my blog.

By the end of 2012 I had a good grasp on blogging and I was so much more involved in the community. I actually had blogging friends that I talked with. I established myself and was starting to feel like more than a little itty bitty blog, which led into my confident roll into 2013, where I am now.  I’ve grown in my blogging ventures, learning so much a bout writing and marketing and working with others. Soon I hope to take my blogging a step further and combine some of my mutual literary interests into a brand new blog. Probably my last. That’s my story!

Review Request Policy:
I am NOT currently accepting review  or blog spotlight/interview/tour requests. I’ve been back logged on review books for a while, and am limiting myself to already open connections and eARC sites. I love connecting with indie authors but am unable for open requests through email. Thank you for considering Book Haven though! 


  1. You seem like such an awesome person! And I love people who say "awesome-sauce", cuz that's like my favorite word! So yeah, I love you <3
    And I love your blog! :)
    ~ Hira

  2. Halloooo.
    Found your blog through twitter. It's totally fun. You wrote a book???


  3. I do not know if I have ever told you, but I love your blog. haha. and your self- interview. weirdo. :D love it.

  4. Wow that sounds really cool and fun!

  5. Hi Inky,

    I found your blog through YA Book Bloggers Directory and got hooked to your posts. Great job with the blog :)

    I'm Isha, a close associate of Ritoban - an entrepreneur turned author, and his debut fiction novel is live on Kindle and is doing well.

    I noticed your book reviews, and was wondering if you could do us a huge favour and write one for Ritoban's book:

    Looking forward to hearing back from you :)

    Isha Sharma.

  6. A Night on Ghost Island an original graphic novel about a tween skeptic who is dared to spend the night on a haunted island.



  7. Hi Inkyy.

    After reading several of your reviews on the Book Haven Extraordinaire blog, I think you might enjoy my newly (self) published YA fiction novel, during your next review cycle. Your review of "Inherit the Stars" by Tessa Elwood displayed the depth of insight that I am seeking for an early reviewer.

    My book, Perfect Imperfection, centers around the adventures of a not-too-smart, over-weight young man with a receding hairline who stumbles onto and into a secret benevolent society of scientists, called Perfect Imperfection or PI. With assistance PI’s accelerated learning and artificial intelligence technologies, Billings trains to become a virtual secret agent that helps humanity in the face of accelerating scientific, ecological and social evolution. The antagonist, Blackbeard, an elite black hat hacker, employs cutting-edge tech to land the biggest score of his career. An epic virtual game of cat and mouse ensues, with everything in the balance.

    I've tried to give hope to the reader despite the path the world is on, there is a way to save us. The point behind the story is to show we can overcome the trivialness of all our imperfections, be they physical, social, intelligence or economic. I will donate all profits of the book to causes that are consistent the book’s key themes.

    Inky, by way of introduction, my name is S. E. Gould, and I’m a recovering software entrepreneur and corporate finance executive, looking to spend the best part of my life writing fiction that may help inspire the world to choose a better path.

    If you are interested in reviewing, I am happy to send you a paperback version. Lastly, if you want an interview or run a giveaway for your followers, I can help you out there as well. If you are on a reviewing pause, please keep me in mind when you restart. I appreciate your consideration.


    S. E. Gould
    segould at outlook dot com


Heyo! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I love to hear from my awesome-sauce blog readers. You just made my day! I try to reply to every comment I get so if you have a question check back later! Or just link me up to your blog (if you have one) and I'll visit you! Have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day! <333 Inky

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