Every time I look at the upcoming January YA releases, I get a little sad. As some of you know, I've been working on a novel about Elisabeth Bathory since about 2010. Over the summer of 2018, I put forth a real effort to try to finish it, didn't quite get there, and then wrote … Continue reading when your idea was someone else's, part 2
Looking for something to binge-read this winter break? Look no further!
2020 is just around the corner, and it's about time to assess my progress as a writer (thanks to Bernadette Benda for the idea!). A lot can change in ten years... Writing Here are all the novels I wrote this decade: Return to Ravenwood Manor (Nanowrimo 2010)Hitchhikers (completed January 2011)Ghosts of Circus Past (Nanowrimo 2012)My … Continue reading looking back at a decade of writing
As a young adult librarian and a writer of YA books, I don't often venture into middle grade territory. But I have been reading more, because a lot of the "teens" who come to my library programs are middle schoolers, and they aren't always ready for YA books. Over on The Page Half Full, the … Continue reading my favorite middle grade books of the year and all-time
I've been quiet about Nanowrimo this year, not for any reason other than that I've been so busy trying to finish the story!
Since it is the last day of Halloween, and Nanowrimo Eve, the list today is horror books and movies about WRITERS!
I've tried to collect horror here with positive (or at least, not damaging) portrayals of disability.
I had originally meant to include multiple serial killers in this blog post, but then I found that all the books and movies were based on just one: Ed Gein!
Not to be confused with Western horror, this list of horror stories set in the prairie is more about wide open spaces and harsh, isolating winters.
High school was not the greatest time of my life, which must be why horror stories set in high schools are so common.