We've officially entered my favorite month of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a spooky writing challenge? Of course, not every entry in the Fall Writing Frenzy is spooky. The categories cover all levels of kid lit, from picture books to YA, and can be prose or poem. And because each [...]
Tuesdays With Jena: Meet Kelsea!
Did everyone's favorite characters make it out of Monday alive??? Today, we will not be doing any slaying or stabbing, so we can all put our daggers away (for the moment). Then again, maybe keep them handy, as the book recommendations in today's interview aren't for the faint of heart! Epic fantasy, chilling thrillers, and [...]
Tuesday’s With Jena: Meet Aarika!
Another Murdering Monday has passed my lovelies! And that means ***enthusiastic trumpeting*** it's time to meet another awesome 'grammer of the books! After seeing that little boys face light up when those trumpets heralded this weekend, I'm a firm advocate of trumpeting to announce everything. But, I am getting off track... This week, I am [...]
Today, my goodmen, today was GLORIOUS!!!!! In full nerd fashion, I embarked on a journey. A journey many months in the making, and surprisingly, not entirely about the event itself. Let me back up. Of course, the event was the entire gorydamn point. I've been waiting for Iron Gold for what feels like an [...]
2018 – We have plans!
Last year I sat down around this time, give or take a few days, and started this blog. When I first started, I wasn't exactly sure what this space was going to be. I knew I wanted to explore my writing more, and I wanted to start reviewing books. But I didn't really know what [...]
For those of you who don't know what those crazy letters spell out; November is National Novel Writing Month. Or, it was, when it was November. Aspiring writers of all ages and accomplishments set their goals for 50,000 words in the month. This was the first year I participated in this event, and I was [...]
I've been asked quite a bit lately about my writing. What am I writing? When am I going to be finished? When will I submit? And, mostly, what happened to that other book you wrote? In January last year, I had a moment, sitting in my office, when I realized that I wasn't fulfilled. I [...]
Block 46 – Review
There are some books where the synopsis cannot possibly prepare you for what you are about to read. Where the synopsis cannot begin to encompass the words contained within the covers. Where words like shocking and breathtaking are inadequate to describe the experience. Block 46 is one of those books. It's been one week since [...]
10 Things I Can See From Here
Living with anxiety is no easy task. First, you have to actually live with anxiety. Then you have to try and help everyone in your life understand what that means. Maeve is a teenage girl living with anxiety. The one person who understands her, and can help her fight through the panic is her mother. [...]
A Review: The Hot Guy
The Hot Guy by Mel Campbell My rating: 3 of 5 stars I liked the premise of this book, and really wanted it to be more. It sounded fun, had some really funny, witty writing and even had a decent plot line. Which makes this a difficult review to write, because I did enjoy the [...]