what I’ve been up to

Last month I attended my first SCBWI conference in Springfield, MA.  It was an amazing experience.  I attended workshops facilitated by well-known writers, listened to inspiring keynote speakers, and also had a chance to meet with an agent to critique my query letter and an editor to critique my manuscript.  I was most nervous about … Continue reading what I’ve been up to

Warriors update & preorder!

It's been a long time since I talked about the final book in the Wolf Point series, Warriors, mostly because I've been hunkered down, working like crazy on it.  And finally it is almost ready!  That's right, after pushing back the release date about five times, I have finally set an official date.  (And this … Continue reading Warriors update & preorder!

3 on a theme: isolated cottages

An isolated cottage in the UK, usually by the seaside, surrounded by dark trees.  There something mysterious going on, and naturally, there's no cell reception either... When I'm not reading YA, I lean towards adult thrillers, and I've been sensing a theme... At first I thought it was the word "wood" in the title, because … Continue reading 3 on a theme: isolated cottages

April 2018 reading round-up

# of books read: 11 audiobooks listened to: 2 used books read: 2 total page count: 2,634 pages year total page count: 12,501 pages The highest monthly total yet this year! https://www.instagram.com/p/BhJf2B3FXjo/ I've been dying to get my hands on Children of Blood and Bone, I've heard so much about it and then, of course, … Continue reading April 2018 reading round-up

March 2018 reading round-up

# of books read: 15 audiobooks listened to: 2 ebooks read: 5 (6 if you count Wattpad!) total page count: 3,453 pages year total page count: 9,867 pages The highest monthly total yet this year! https://www.instagram.com/p/BepzArolPvq/ It's rare that I go out and buy a brand new hardcover unless I'm going to get it signed.  … Continue reading March 2018 reading round-up

Trends to end 2018: Fantasy girl makeovers

I've been on a fantasy kick lately, loving the rich world-building and kickass heroines.  There's just one little problem I noticed that keeps happening again and again: my kickass heroines getting makeovers to be prettier before they kick more ass. The first time I saw this happen was in The Hunger Games. Katniss was pretty … Continue reading Trends to end 2018: Fantasy girl makeovers