ARC Review — Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston

Title: Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston Author: Esme Symes-Smith Genre: MG Fantasy Pages: 400 pages Publication date: November 8, 2022 I have been following Esme online for a while, so of course I picked up Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston. Sir Callie follows Callie as she tags along on a quest … Continue reading ARC Review — Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston

Book review – The Sunbearer Trials (Spoiler Free)

"You are a loud, impulsive, persistent seeker of justice, and that makes people uncomfortable, but it doesn't make you bad." Title: The Sunbearer Trials Author: Aiden Thomas Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 405 pages Publication date: September 6, 2022 I first heard of The Sunbearer Trials from Rainbow Crate. I got it in a book box. … Continue reading Book review – The Sunbearer Trials (Spoiler Free)

NaNoWriMo update ——— #3

Time for a NaNoWriMo update! The last one too! November has just flown by. Everything is still going well for NaNoWriMo. I've written a lot for my rewritten chapters and for the trilogy. I have found that I like writing the trilogy together since I can sneak in parallels and connect it well. That way, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update ——— #3

NaNoWriMo update ——— #2

Time for a NaNoWriMo update! For the most part, everything has been about the same. I've gotten a lot of words out by switching it up. If I don't feel inspiration for one project, I flip over to the next. I guess there is a perk to working on multiple projects at once. I still … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update ——— #2

NaNoWriMo update ——— #1

Time for a NaNoWriMo update! I've had a good start so far! I'm already almost 40% through my goal for the month. The theme for this NaNoWriMo is what a fellow writer suggested to me: chaos. I will write some words, and they will be everywhere. I've been writing a new trilogy. I mentioned it … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update ——— #1

Book review – Ellen Outside the Lines (Spoiler Free)

"We're a family, Ellen, but we're not all the same. And that's a good thing." Title: Ellen Outside the Lines Author: A. J. Sass Genre: MG Fiction Pages: 336 pages Publication date: March 22, 2022 I can’t remember exactly where I first heard of Ellen Outside The Lines. I’ve seen that cover so many times … Continue reading Book review – Ellen Outside the Lines (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — Golem

Title: Golem Author: P.D. Alleva  Genre: Thriller Pages: 536 pages Publication date: August 7, 2022 Thank you, P.D. Alleva, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Golem follows John Ashton as he takes on his first detective assignment. But what was supposed to be a simple case turns … Continue reading ARC Review — Golem

ARC Review — Lady Night

Title: Lady Night Author: Rita A. Rubin Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 370 pages Publication date: November 1, 2022 Thank you, Rita A. Rubin, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Lady Night—the sequel to Amulet of Wishes—starts off like an Avengers movie. The readers get thrown right into … Continue reading ARC Review — Lady Night

Book review – Artemis (Spoiler Free)

"A clumsy, awkward success is still a success." Title: ArtemisAuthor: Andy Weir Genre: Science FictionPages: 305 pagesPublication date: November 14, 2017 I found Artemis on Goodreads or StoryGraph, and I clicked on it because of the title alone. Artemis is my favorite Greek goddess, so I looked at the book's back cover, which also caught my … Continue reading Book review – Artemis (Spoiler Free)

How to write great pitches for pitch contests

Writers use Twitter contests to pitch to agents, publishing houses, and editors. While some of the bigger ones like PitMad is gone, smaller ones still happen all the time. Now, pitch contests are like getting a lottery ticket. Getting attention—when surrounded by hundreds of other pitches—is difficult to say the least. But there are proven … Continue reading How to write great pitches for pitch contests