Book Review: IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS Author: Cat Winters Genre: YA Historical/Mystery with a Paranormal twist Rating: Five out of Five stars Back of book blurb: In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships… Continue reading IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS
A couple of amazing things I had to share with my fellow writing friends... If you’ve ever wanted an opportunity to ask a literary agent ANY question regarding publishing - now’s your chance! My agent (Barbara Poelle) is doing a monthly column for Writers Digest where she’ll be answering questions from YOU. No writing/publishing question… Continue reading Special Post: Ask an agent ANYthing and Harper is open to unagented submissions!
Hey 2012, you look all fancy-like and wonderful - I don't care what the doomsday-ers say, I see nothing but good things in your future. Seriously, I hope you guys had a great holiday week/weekend! To ease into the shiny new year, I’ve decided to share a top ten list. Here are my FAVORITE books… Continue reading Top Ten Books of 2011
Publishing trends may come and go, but honesty always prevails. Here's why. (In my opinion.) Every writer published, or unpublished fears the dreaded T word. TREND. Just mentioning t-who-should-not-be-named makes my stomach twist in a knot. Advice is dispensed by everyone and their mother on the subject, but what happens when the story that’s itching… Continue reading Publishing trends may come and go, but honesty always prevails.
Book Review: Catching Fire Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Science Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Back of book blurb: Sparks are igniting. Flames are spreading. And the Capitol wants revenge. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should… Continue reading Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Unfortunately, I don't have time for a super long post today because I'm spending the weekend putting the final (okay the sixth, or seventh FINAL) touches on my latest project. I started it at the end of December, shelved it in early January - wrote another book in between - and brought it back out… Continue reading Top Ten: Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds
Book Review: The Hunger Games Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Science Fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Back of book blurb: in the ruins of a place once known as North America lies a nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Holy crap, today is my one year blog-o-versary!!! Time seriously flies, whether you’re having fun, or not tweeties. (KIDDING! No hate mail pleaseee.) I can’t believe we’ve reached WELL into five digit page hits, and have over 3,300 friends/followers/lurkers/cool kids on twitter. (Especially since the blog REALLY only got going during the summer.) It’s truly… Continue reading It’s my blog-o-versary, and I got you something perdy…