Six months ago, after working my butt off looking for a new job, I accepted a full-time position with a company as a writer and editor. The only downside is that I haven’t had much time to update my blog or work on my books. But this job is sort of a dream come true, which means the good totally outweighs the bad.
I read this book while on vacation! Normally, I'll bring books that I end up not having time to read, but that wasn't the case this time. I actually borrowed the eBook from the local library's app: Libby. And I can't remember exactly how I came across it, but I'm glad I did. And I love the cover.
I received some wonderful news last week! Huge happenings are on the horizon for my books, and I'm thrilled to share the news with you readers.
Woohoo! It’s nearly the end of January. If you haven’t heard, this year is the year of the Water Tiger. And I thought that was relevant because there’s been a big change in my writing career. I’m back in the querying pool because my agent and I parted ways at the end of 2021.
It’s been years since I’ve read a book that actually made me cry. The last book was The Fault In Our Stars (TFIOS) by John Green. But Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Problem With Forever is so deep and beautiful that it’s impossible not to be touched by Rider and Mallory’s story.
I happened to stumble on The Problem With Forever at the local library last week, and I’m glad I did!
I’ve come to realize that I pretty much love all of Armentrout’s books. Really. This awareness began by reading Obsidian for the first time after I’d written my first alien romance and was looking for comp titles for my book. (Comp titles are what authors use to show agents how our books compare to similar titles already in the market. My books can be found here, but not my YA alien romance because that’s still with my agent.)
This month, I participated in a Q&A with our local SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). It's a quick read, filled with a bunch of spooky book recommendations. So, without further ado, here's the Q&A!
At the end of another YA book I was reading, there was a preview of Ember of Night by Molly E Lee. The preview was good and interesting, and it contained a supernatural/paranormal element that I liked, and it was a YA too.
When I finally got a chance to order it, I couldn’t wait to dive in.
I finally watched the movie Vampire Academy the other week, and although I didn’t really like the movie all that much, it had likable parts. And that’s when I decided that the book HAD to be better, so I bought Book One of the Vampire Academy series to find out for myself.
There’s a new YA release out this week! My hardback of The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters arrived in the mail yesterday. I can’t wait to read it!
I read Ghost Wood Song (released in 2020) after it came recommended by a fellow writer/reader. And it was a fabulous book, so when I found out The River Has Teeth was soon to be released, I preordered it. As soon as I read it, I’ll come back and post a review on my blog. Until then, here’s a summary.
I’m so excited to announce that two of my books have been signed and will be published on the new Scream app, with crossover to the Kiss app!
Hello to all of you wonderful readers! Here’s short interview I did with the podcast FROM SPARK TO SHELF.
What is FROM SPARK TO SHELF?
The host is writer Jenna DeVillier. She traces writers’ journeys from initial idea to published book, and everything in between. There are bimonthly interviews with both published writers and those still in the query trenches, providing hope to writers that, no matter how long it takes, your dream never comes too late.
What will you discover in this episode?
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