recharging the creative batteries

I haven't been doing much writing lately.  I find it hard to write when it's so hot outside (I only have AC in my living room).  My writing seems to have a circadian flow, producing a lot of new writing in the spring and fall, and recharging in the summer and winter. Sometimes recharging can … Continue reading recharging the creative batteries

July 2018 reading round-up

# of books read: 14 graphic novels read: 6 audiobooks read: 2 total page count: 3,725 pages year total page count: 23,543 pages I blew through a lot of graphic novels this month.  First, I began the new Runaways series written by Rainbow Rowell, which led me to begin reading the original Runaways series by … Continue reading July 2018 reading round-up

you can’t have a werewolf book without…

Vampires come in all different shapes and sizes: some follow the rules, others are clear rule-breakers.  The one thing they always do is drink blood.  But wait, you say.  Isn't this supposed to be about werewolves? Werewolves in fiction have yet to escape their many trappings and rules of their mythology.  If you pick up … Continue reading you can’t have a werewolf book without…

book aesthetics!

Recently I came across a post on the Twirling Pages blog about making book aesthetics.  I've been thinking about doing this for my books, because I love seeing them on Tumblr.  I made them a little differently, using the programs I'm more comfortable with. What are book aesthetics?  It's usually a grid of images (or … Continue reading book aesthetics!

Christmas in July!: Silent Night continues…

Okay, so remember last Christmas season when I posted about the magnificent (ly awful) Silent Night Deadly Night movie franchise?  Netflix decided* to send me the DVD "Silent Night" (yes, I still have the DVD option on Netflix, because I have quite the backlog of obscure horror movies to watch before I cancel it). Serial … Continue reading Christmas in July!: Silent Night continues…

The Robyn Schneider formula

I've only read two books by Robyn Schneider, but I'm already sensing a formula! Robyn Schneider writes contemporary YA romances with heart.  I really enjoyed both The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means, and I'm looking forward to reading her upcoming book, Invisible Ghosts.  I imagine it will follow this formula: Begin with a personal … Continue reading The Robyn Schneider formula