Happy holidays, everyone! I hope this time of the year is going great for you. If you don't celebrate any holidays, I still hope you have a fantastic end of the month. You deserve it.
As the year comes to an end, it's time for the annual best books. So, here is a list of my favorite books (with their Goodreads blurbs) that I've read this year. Amulet of Wishes by Rita A. Rubin — The Guardians are the protectors of Aloseria. They are the keepers of the peace and they … Continue reading Best books of 2022
Memories over-lap, rewriting the past withlucid reminders Copyright © Robin LeeAnn I feel you by my side when it rains / Brings back my precious memoriesWhat do you wish / What do you wish / What do you wishPlease let me hear—Man with a Mission, "Rain"
Title: Amulet of Wishes Author: Rita A. Rubin Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 344 pages Publication date: April 28, 2021 Thank you, Rita A. Rubin, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Amulet of Wishes follows Derek, a boy with a haunting past and a promising future as he … Continue reading ARC Review — Amulet of Wishes
I attended a Zoom meeting with literary agents awhile back. They mentioned many good tips, and I'd like to share some of them. Here's a run down of what they said: What they wish writers knew Takes time to hear back. They can have up to 2,000 queries at one time, so it may take … Continue reading Query advice from literary agents
You try not to laughat the words coming out of my mouthcause life isn’t simple like that You know every blankand say what you thinkwhile I talk into an ever-growing void But maybe it’s less that I’d like to get to know youand more that I wish I was you You try not to laughat … Continue reading Try not to laugh
I’ve read countless books and loved them, but I also feel that there are parts of life that many books don’t mention. There is so much that doesn’t make it to the bookshelves. As a disclaimer, most of the books I’ve read are YA fiction, so this is mostly criticizing that genre. But some of … Continue reading What I wish I saw more in books
Since my birthday was last weekend, I decided to do a fun book tag of my favorite genres: fantasy. I found this book tag over at Zezee with Books. WHAT IS THE LONGEST FANTASY SERIES THAT YOU HAVE EVER READ? I thought it was going to be Cassandra Clare, but technically those books are split … Continue reading Fantasy Book Tag
At the base line, social media is a good way to connect with agents. Agents talk about their manuscript wish list (#MSWL) from time to time. They list what they're looking for in the next book they represent. Look out for them. You might see one that matches your book. However, warning: do not directly … Continue reading How to use social media when querying
It has been a while since I’ve written one of these. I’ve been meaning to, but my busy schedule took control for a little bit. I have three topics in the title, because I’ve seen the most growth in these areas. Let’s go one by one. Blogging As I mentioned here before, my blog has … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part eight) – blogging, more research, and twitter