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.
Continue reading Antiartists by Ralph Pullins
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!
Continue reading 2017 SerendipiTeaTour: Amanda Hanson
Discussion Question 4
What do you like most about retellings?
Continue reading Why Retellings?
For those of you who don’t already know, yesterday was a HUGE day for Alice. Her cover was revealed to the world, with EXCELLENT reception.
Honestly, I don’t know how it could have gone any other way. My editor outdid herself with the cover design. The color scheme is breathtaking and the attention to detail makes it an image that I could look at over and over again and never get bored.
Continue reading Style Evolution: Creating a Cover
Guys! Can you believe it’s March?! I feel like I have been waiting for this month FOREVER. I’ve got some pretty exciting stuff happening this month, (including my cover reveal for The Wanderland Chronicles TONIGHT), and I have to say I am one happy panda!
BUT before I get TOO carried away, today ALSO happens to be the first Friday of the month, and you know what that means…
Yep! A new Author Radar!
Continue reading Author Radar: Ralph Pullins
My name is Callum McDonald, and I don’t know who I am.
I get flashes sometimes, pictures that dance through my mind, but as soon as I reach for them they vanish into a whisper. It’s been happening for almost a week now. I have to guess, because the only way to track time anymore is the rising and falling of the sun, and my almost-memories have kept me preoccupied. They demand my attention, forming faces and shapes that tease; their way of tormenting me for forgetting them. I try to put them into words, to speak them back into existence, but each time I reach for the right description, they disappear, no more than an empty wisp.
Continue reading Lost
‘I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’
-Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Isn’t life an adventure?
If you would have asked me five years ago (heck, even ONE year ago) where I thought I would be today, I could never in my wildest dreams have guessed what the real answer was going to be.
But before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s go back a bit.
Continue reading Welcome to Wanderland!
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.
Paper Wishes is NOT one of those books. Continue reading Paper Wishes by Spencer Hoshino
It’s been a few days since we passed the Marked man under the tree. Not much has happened—shocker—and no matter how hard I try, I can’t get his figure out of my head.
He looked just like I did the day I died.
Continue reading Forgetting
So, November. That was a fun month, yeah? Eventful to say the least. But of all the madness and chaos that went down, there was one event that took the crazy cake.
Of course I am. Continue reading Reflections of a NaNo Noob