Support Indie-Authors with the Indiecember Reading Challenge!

Books, books, books! It’s December and, if you want to catch up with your Goodreads or show support to the Indie community, it’s not too late to start on the Indiecember Reading Challenge! Created by Megan Tennant, author of the Aletheia, the challenge is to bring awareness to the indie-writing community and its authors. The rules are easy: read an self/indie-pub book and review it … Continue reading Support Indie-Authors with the Indiecember Reading Challenge!

Literacy Lunacy: Lena North’s Wilder

When Wilder’s grandpa and mom die, she sure she’s alone in the world. But, Grandpa Willy leaves her a final gift in his will – the truth that, Paolo, the only man she ever known as her father, is in fact not. After meeting her real dad, Hawker, Wilder’s life takes the least expected turn. She discovers she has an impossible heritage. It isn’t long … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Lena North’s Wilder

5 Things I Learned While Writing

I’ve worked on my novel for more than six years. On multiple occasions, I did full stops with writing. Luckily, I didn’t give up and I’ve grown as a person and as a writer. Nearing the end of my revisions, I decided to make a list of some of the most important things I’ve learned as a writer. Writing Is More Work Than You Expect … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned While Writing

Literacy Lunacy: Alex Spagel’s Becoming the Dragon

When sixteen year old Andy Kerimov heads to his dad’s work to deliver forgotten paperwork, he’s  accidentally trapped  at the center of a science experiment. Before anything can be done to stop it, Andy is teleported to a new world: Ilanta. Filled with both humans and fantastical creatures, Andy overcomes one life-threatening challenge after another. He meets orcs, elves, and dragons, all while gaining new … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Alex Spagel’s Becoming the Dragon

Literacy Lunacy: Lincoln Cole’s Raven’s Peak

Lincoln Cole’s novel, Raven’s Peak follows Haatim and Abigail as they travel across the country and cross paths with undeniable evil. After Abigail Dressler saves Haatim Arison from demonic possession, she learns he’s more connected to her world than he’s aware. Entrusted to protect him, she must also trust him if she wants to complete her task. With a past riddled with demons, this will … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Lincoln Cole’s Raven’s Peak

My Plans For Camp NaNoWriMo

Last week, I asked my sister what she thought I should work on for Camp NaNoWriMo. She arched a brow and asked, “Aren’t you still editing your first novel? Did you finish?” “Well, no. But, I have two other novels that are half way through and an idea for a novella I want to start.” I told her, sheepishly, because I knew what was coming. … Continue reading My Plans For Camp NaNoWriMo

Literacy Lunacy: Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue is for Nightmares

Blue is for Nightmares came across my path in middle school, possibly at the school’s library. It was about witches, which I shared before is rare of the paranormal/supernatural teen genre. The cover was interesting and the summary on the back was a bit scandalous to my pre-teen mind, so it was a novel I was willing to try. As I read on, I learned … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue is for Nightmares

Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

It’s no secret I adore Japanese culture. Since childhood, I gravitated to shows, books, and art relating to almost anything Japanese. In elementary school, I came across Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and I immediately knew it was meant for me. While its story is a bit nontraditional for a children’s book, it connects with me even today. It stills sit on my shelf … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Literacy Lunacy: Kami Garcia’s & Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures was gifted to me in box-set of the full series (before a novella and, I believe, a continuation series was released.) It’s another soon-to-be-film motivated read. Garcia’s and Stohl’s novel is different than the mainstream teen paranormal romances because it centers on witches and magic. There’s no mention of werewolves, vampires, or much else that is supernatural, which is refreshing. Ethan Wate dreams … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Kami Garcia’s & Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures

Literacy Lunacy: Tara Hudson’s Hereafter

I wanted to like Hereafter. It’s about ghosts, which was becoming popular the time it came out. I read it shortly after Anna Dressed In Blood. I went into it unaware what was going to happen, but I was hopeful. Despite having no memory of her life, Amelia is aware she’s dead. She floats aimlessly in her own nightmarish existence in a mysterious river– her … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Tara Hudson’s Hereafter