ARC Review — Dragons in the Clouds

Title: Dragons in the CloudsAuthor: David Blair Genre: Children's fantasyPages: 101 pagesPublication date: November 16, 2018 Thank you, David Blair, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Dragons in the Clouds begins as a charming story that a father tells his daughter. He explains that thunder and tornadoes are … Continue reading ARC Review — Dragons in the Clouds

Author Interview — Rita A. Rubin

Recently, I posted a review on Amulet of Wishes, and now I get the chance to interview the wonderful Rita A. Rubin. I hope you enjoy. What has influenced you the most as a writer? Other books, I'd say. Especially fantasy books. For Amulet of Wishes, did plot or characters come first? Characters. Derek and … Continue reading Author Interview — Rita A. Rubin

Author Interview — P.D. Alleva

Last week, I posted my book review of The Rose by P.D. Alleva, and now I have an exclusive interview with him. I hope you enjoy. Where do your story ideas come from? Dreams? Real life? What-if questions? Story ideas come from a mixed bag of dreams, real life, and what ifs. Typically the idea … Continue reading Author Interview — P.D. Alleva

Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

"I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion." Title: Red QueenAuthor: Victoria AveyardGenre: YA FantasyPages: 383 pagesPublication date: February 10, 2015 I kept seeing this book everywhere years ago, but I never got around to reading it. I've had it sitting on my to-read shelf for about a year … Continue reading Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—is about a month away. If you don't know what that is, here's a link to an explanation. It’s probably the writing community’s most productive time of the year. I usually get vague parts of a story together beforehand, but I want to plan my novel out some more this time. Here … Continue reading Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

ARC Review — Remember Me

Title: Remember MeAuthor: Estelle LaureGenre: YA ContemporaryPages: 272 pagesPublication date: March 22, 2022 Remember Me is a tale that starts the day before Blue’s birthday. She wakes up with bottles of orange juice in her backpack, feeling slightly off the whole day. She doesn’t understand why, but she does have a strange note that says … Continue reading ARC Review — Remember Me

To writers who fear the first draft

Dear writers who are afraid of the first draft, It's all right. As cliché as it might sound, we've all been there with a blank page hovering in front of us. Uneven plot lines. Characters with blue eyes one page and brown eyes twenty pages later. Ideas swarm around in our heads, but none make … Continue reading To writers who fear the first draft

Book review – A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

“The most impactful thing you can do with power is almost always to give it away.” Title: A Beautifully Foolish EndeavorAuthor: Hank GreenGenre: Sci-fiPages: 452 pagesPublication date: July 7, 2020 I enjoyed the first book, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, so I was excited to get the next one. The story continues not long after Andy … Continue reading Book review – A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

Inside and Out Book Tag

I saw this one over on Secret Library Book Blog and thought it'd be fun to do. Enjoy! Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info Or not enough? Most of them are enough. I like knowing a basic plot of what to expect before diving into a story unless it's from an author … Continue reading Inside and Out Book Tag

Just around the corner: NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. It’s time to get all of our ideas together. (If you're confused on what NaNoWriMo is, I talk about it more in-depth here.) For me, as I'm writing this, I have less of an idea than I should. I'm not sure if I want to … Continue reading Just around the corner: NaNoWriMo