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

What I Enjoy About Writing

I don’t know where to begin. I love writing. It’s challenging, but in the best way. “Writing. It hurts so good.” And yes, it does. I write whenever and wherever. And that’s the beauty of it. I make my own schedule and create stories to share with the world. Most importantly, I don’t have to make unnecessary sacrifices. I’m excited by what I do. I … Continue reading What I Enjoy About Writing

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: K.L. Romo’s Life Before

I usually don’t like historical fiction, so when I cam across Life Before, I was hesitant to read it. Looking over the synopsis, I decided to go against my doubt. The genre may not be my first pick, but K.L. Romo’s unique interlacing of history, reincarnation, and prostitution is well done. I feel this has opened my mind up to a new genre—in books and life. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: K.L. Romo’s Life Before

A Bit of Thanks

Manners are important. They define you are as a person. It drives me crazy when someone can’t manage a please or thank you. Too often, it’s people who believed their entitled who don’t say so. Whether that’s simply them or a failure on their upbringing, I don’t know. What I do know is if you need something, you don’t demand. You ask and add a … Continue reading A Bit of Thanks

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

Before It’s Too Late

Get ready because I’m about to get morbid. Death is my inspiration. I am literally dying as I write this. The same way you are literally dying as you read it. You’re in the future and I’m in the past. What we do during the time in between—and after—is up to us. Some pretend death is never coming and waste away the minutes doing thing … Continue reading Before It’s Too Late

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