As an author of both young adult and middle grade fiction; and as a home-schooling mom, I feel it is important to share this with you. My dear friend; Dana Mentink posted a video on Instagram that contains a VERY important message about reading… Evidently, someone made a comment on twitter about teachers stifling … More Reading and going at your own pace…
Today I had the pleasure of chatting LIVE with Becky Robinson, founder of Weaving Influence and Hometown Reads, and it was AWESOME! We talked about what got me started, what I do for marketing, why I LOVE social media, and… of course… MY BOOKS! One of the BEST things about Facebook LIVE is that … More LIVE with the Founder of Hometown Reads!
Recently I was reading over A Reluctant Assassin (more on why later) and I found myself wondering what it is that some of my reviewers don’t enjoy about the story. I mean, I had to pull myself out of it to search for the specifics I had opened it looking for (again… more on … More A Reluctant Assassin: is the gender ratio imbalanced or just right?
I am excited to be involved in the upcoming Thunder Road Author Rally at the Maynardville Public Library in Maynardville, TN! From the website: We host authors from around the East Tennessee area for free events. Our largest author event of the year is the Thunder Road Author Rally. This year’s Rally will be on September 9th … More Thunder Road Author Rally at Maynardville Public Library! September 8, 2018
I am thrilled to be involved in the upcoming Indie Author Fair at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green, Kentucky! From the website: Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Ct, Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA map Come meet regional authors and purchase signed copies of their books. The event … More Indie Author Fair at Bob Kirby Branch Library! July 14, 2018
I received a notification a bit ago from Goodreads – and it has done MUCH to bolster my confidence. Anyone who knows me, knows THAT is a tall order. Those of us who write for small presses or indie publish tend to forget that the New York Times Bestselling authors and the USA Today Bestselling … More Looking back, Reading Troll reviews, and feeling a kinship I never expected with an author whose league I am nowhere near!
IT IS POSSIBLE! And Betsy Schow is a prime example of just how it can be done! Being relevant, contemporary and hip does not have to mean that your book cannot be a clean read! SPELLED, WANTED and BANISHED are the books of Betsy’s Storymakers series – and though I’ve not read all three (yet), I get the feeling they’ll all have the … More Teen Fiction and Creative Language | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #5
Since we’re in a Star Wars mood this week. . . Who here has seen the meme with Princess Leia staking her claim to being first? Show of hands. . . I don’t know about you, but I LOVE. EVERYTHING. ABOUT THIS! And, not because … More The Women of Star Wars | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #4
In preparation for my workshop at the Kentucky Writer’s Workshop, I dusted off an old post that I never finished because it never sounded quite right… When I watched Rogue One last year, I kept watching Jyn and thinking “WOW! Now that’s totally my Kayden.” But I was wrong and when one particular scene played, I realized … More Kayden is Cassion: Star Wars, Rogue One, the Order of the MoonStone, the Rebel Alliance, and the Galactic Empire | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop extras #2
THANK YOU Marissa, for your prompting of this week’s topic! She mentioned one of my absolute favorite series in her comment and it inspired this topic. In the past, my Order of the MoonStone series has been compared to Kiera Cass‘s The Selection series. Now, while any similarities were absolutely not done on purpose, … More Favorite Book Series | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #3