The Great Best Seller Book Scam of 2017

If the last couple years have seemed to you like something out of an unrealistic novel, then let me throw some new drama your way that will have you saying, “impractical plot twist, please rewrite.” As always, truth is stranger than fiction and #YAtwitter...

20 Years of Growing Up with Harry Potter

It is hard to imagine where my life would be if it weren’t for J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. What is even more magical than Hogwarts is, I know for a fact that there are millions of us out there that can say that sentence with complete sincerity. Let...

Young Adults, Banned Books, and Bullying

So I finally read Carrie last week. Technically, I listened to Sissy Spacek read it to me (and she was fabulous). I had always been really scared to read anything by Stephen King, because I’ve always been told he’s the King of Horror, and I’m really...

Dear Kelly, Old Books, Lost Letters, and Maybe a Bird Smuggler

So, we have a LOT of bookcases around the house. Just for the benefit of this post, I’ve counted them. There are 6 large bookcases, and 3 small bookcases. Thats a LOT of books (and on one- DVDs) for small children to restrain themselves from pulling apart. So,...

Walter Mitty with a Uterus

My World and Welcome to it So I was leaving the Thanksgiving dinner at my kids’ daycare (don’t even get me started) and my husband and I had met there instead of driving together, so he was putting the kids in his truck while I got in my car. That’s...

What Your Editor Wishes You Knew: A Letter to Authors

A lot of avid readers are also authors or people dreaming of being authors, so I got to thinking- I wonder what an editor would tell people like myself who aren’t published yet? Well I happen to know an editor who is also a┬átalented writer so I asked her and she...

Ramblings

I’ve decided to add this place on my blog where I can just dump all my thoughts, feelings, and ramblings. Sometimes It may be book related or writing related, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be that. Sometimes it may be filled with random shower...
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