Author Toolbox: The Wonders of World Building

Since Alice has made her debut in the world, I have learned many things. Some lessons have not been the best experiences of my life (case in point: #CSLewisCarroll), but others have been incredibly exciting.

One such lesson was the discovery that I might just have a knack for world building. I found out when my dear friend Rebecca Cahill asked me to write a guest post for her blog, The Page Unbound.  I was more than happy to oblige, until she told me the topic she’d like me to write about:  World Building.

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Antiartists by Ralph Pullins

I don’t like to DNF books. I don’t know what it is, but there is something deep inside my soul that aches at the idea of leaving a book started unfinished. In fact, in my long relationship with books there are less than a handful that I can even claim as DNF’s.

This book justifies every single reason for that decision.

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2017 SerendipiTeaTour: Amanda Hanson

Hello lovelies!

So, as you may or may not know, I was recently asked to join the ranks of the authors being featured in the 2017 #SerendipiTea Tour, a book blog tour featuring sixteen debuting authors from 2017! Since that’s exactly Alice’s cup of tea (Mad Tea Party, anyone?), I was super stoked!

Even MORE recently, I was given the opportunity to HOST one of stops on the tour, and when I heard who the author was, I literally jumped at the chance. Not only is she an incredible writer, she also happens to be one of the COOLEST people I know!

Who is this femme fatale? None other than my very own Pen Name bestie, Miss Amanda Gernentz Hanson!

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Paper Wishes by Spencer Hoshino

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s time for another FaveReview, and this time, I’m diving into the world of self-publishing!

Now, I’ll be honest, I don’t usually grab for self-published books too often because I’ve read way too many that have left a bad taste in my mouth. More often than not, it isn’t because of the storyline, but rather a case where the book went ‘live’ before it was ready.

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