You may have noticed that it’s been pretty quiet over here the last few weeks, and I’m really sorry to leave you guys hanging. But there are a few reasons for my neglect silence... One: I’m getting that old familiar NEED to write my next book. It’s starts out quietly, then all hell breaks loose… Continue reading Summer, summer, summertime reading
I’ve been asked by one of my lovely blog friends for a list of books that I’ve read (and recommend) so far this year. Well, I aim to please - so here’s ten of my favorite reads of 2012. I’m sure this list will continue to expand and grow with all the terrific books coming… Continue reading Ten Books I can’t get enough of in 2012
READ! No, seriously. Put your laptop away and open up a book. Read everything you can get your hands on in your genre (and beyond) and devour the words on the page. Reading is one of the most important things a writer can do to help with their craft. Go on, I dare you to… Continue reading 5 things you can do to immediately improve your writing.
So...I don’t have a cute little quote or saying for you this Monday, instead I’d like to gush about season two of Sherlock. Did you guys see it last night? GAH Benedict Cumberbatch is the PERFECT Sherlock. He plays the character so well, it’s definitely my favorite retelling of the Holmes mysteries. I have been… Continue reading Retellings and the new Sherlock episode
Publishing has a lot of jargon we take for granted because we’re around it ALL the time. Over the weekend I was asked a few questions, so here are some definitions if you’re seeing things floating around twitter or the blogosphere and feel out of the loop... Please note: This list isn’t all inclusive, so… Continue reading Say what? Publishing Terms Defined
I posted this on twitter a couple of days ago, but HAD to share it with you! I heart this book tree SO MUCH. Enjoy the photo, my fellow bibliophiles <333333 **I'm not sure where the pic originated from, since it's been floating around the interwebs - but all credit belongs to the individual who… Continue reading OMG – A Book-Mas Tree!!!
First I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered! I had a lot of fun with this contest, and will definitely be holding another giveaway REALLY, REALLY soon. Okay, and now for the two BIG WINNERS! The first name chosen via the random.org gods is: DRUM ROLLLLLLLL zoe h (yayayayayyayay!) Congrats… Continue reading And the winner is….
**THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED** Thanks to all who entered! The winners will be announced in the next few days on the blog. (I'll also send out email notifications to the two people who win.) I'll be hosting another contest REALLY soon, so if you don't win this time FEAR NOT! Happy Holidays!!!! <333 ***************************************************************… Continue reading Enter to win a copy of SHATTER ME, GLOW, CROSSED, & THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars OKAY OKAY OKAY OKAY. I have no excuses, so I’ll just flat out admit it. I’m seriously late to the Divergent party, but I have one thing to say: DAUNTLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, fine, maybe two things: FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I promise to not yell anymore (Actually, I’m not sure I can keep… Continue reading Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth
"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though." — J.D. Salinger And sometimes, that very thing DOES… Continue reading I wish that author was a friend, oh wait…she is!