I might not be the most fastidious when it comes to regular blogging, but this month I at least have a good reason! I've upped my game when it comes to reading and writing. As much as I really love keeping up this blog, I think my time (and maybe yours, too) is better spent … Continue reading Read, reading, and to be read
Q: How do you survive an entire day of driving with a carsickness-prone preschooler and an infant? A: Coffee, snacks, your best Disney playlists, and AUDIOBOOKS. And what better stories to introduce to your kids for the first time than those of Narnia? As previously mentioned on this blog, I'm forever in love with C.S. … Continue reading Audio Review: The Chronicles of Narnia
Well hello! I'm back from Maine with a brand new book review for you! Sure, I got zero writing done, but it was a time of soul refreshment and wonderful family moments that I'm already treasuring and DEFINITELY needed. And, like I said, I got to READ! You can expect a review of Terry Pratchett's Color … Continue reading Book Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
It's here! Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction is printed and ready to ship to your mailbox TODAY! Pick up your own copy to read my contribution, "The Rift," and let me know what you think! I love anthologies because they provide a place to sample many voices at a time, especially newer voices that you may … Continue reading Published TODAY! Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers Anthology
I want to say I'm sorry that I won't have much to post for you this coming week, but I'm not sorry AT ALL. Tomorrow my family and I will be heading north to our little slice of paradise, a rustic cabin on a logging lake in Downeast Maine. Maine is often referred to as … Continue reading To Vacationland!
As the saying goes, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," and I spent this past week laying my share of asphalt. Yes, despite my good intentions, I DIDN'T finish the book I wanted to review, nor have I done much of anything except pull my hair out. But! I did sign up for … Continue reading Darned Good Deals for the Dog Days
Thanks to an ever-growing pile of rejections I've collected over the past few months, I've been pondering the place of the rejection letter in the life of a writer. Am I submitting to the wrong places? Does my work need to be more polished? Is it simply supply and demand? Each of those questions could … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Famous Authors’ Rejections