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?
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
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
I mentioned last week that Hermione is – in my own personal opinion – a huge step forward for feminism in fiction. She was and is a young woman I can really look up to. . . and quite possibly my favorite literary heroine! One of the best things about Hermione is that she … More Hermione: my kind of #GirlPower | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop extras 1
Hermione was – in my own personal opinion – a huge step forward for feminism in fiction. She was a young woman I can look up to! She was REAL! She wasn’t afraid to show weakness. And, even though she was ridiculously intelligent and never had any trouble with spells, charms and other things … More From Hermione to Belle | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #2
Tris… or Katniss? – Which is your favorite and why? – What did you like least/most about each one? – What qualities would you have preferred to see in either /both? Feel free to answer in the comments below, but I hope you will also answer in the discussion thread over in the … More Katniss or Tris | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #1
Anyone who follows my events on Facebook will have already seen that I was asked to teach a workshop on Children’s day of the SOKY Book Fest and Kentucky Writer’s Conference this spring. With feminist ideals in this country in a state of ever-changing confusion right now, I feel it is especially important to … More From Supergirl to Bella Swan: Why we need to STOP writing females in fiction that are impossibly Perfect | a Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop