2019 Publications Round-Up

I’m sorry for my silence this fall. It’s been busy with a full course load, conventions, edits, and writing. Actually, this whole year has been super busy, and my list of publications is so much smaller than last years. My first publication of 2019 was a poem called “Is Listening Visiting.” It was published inContinue reading “2019 Publications Round-Up”

When you start querying one manuscript, start writing a new one.

I remember reading on websites, forums, and social media that once I started querying a manuscript, I should focus on writing a new one. The advice was that unless I was getting multiple rejections on fulls, or multiple rejections with similar feedback, I should just leave the manuscript alone. The first three times I queried,Continue reading “When you start querying one manuscript, start writing a new one.”

IWSG Day: Rebellious Character Surprises!

The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. August’s Question is: Has your writing ever taken you by surprise? For example, a positive and belated response to a submission you’d forgotten about or an ending you never saw coming? For me,Continue reading “IWSG Day: Rebellious Character Surprises!”

Book Review: The Bone Garden

The middle-grade reading spree continues with The Bone Garden. I got a free ARC of this creepy but cute little book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I didn’t think necromancy could be the cute, but alas, it was. In spite of its cuteness, I wasn’t as engaged with The Bone Garden asContinue reading “Book Review: The Bone Garden”

Book Review:All the Impossible Things

Alright, so I’m back to that middle grade reading spree! Granted, it hasn’t felt like much of a spree yet since this is only the third middle grade book I’ve read this summer… Spree or not, I received a free copy of All the Impossible Things from Netgalley  and read the whole thing in oneContinue reading “Book Review:All the Impossible Things”

Book Review: Waking Up the Sun

Waking Up the Sun was a cute romance set in a dark yet enchanting forest where two people, the only two people in the forest, gradually fall in love with each other.  My favorite part about this was the mental illness representation. The main characters panic attacks, combine with his description of his cycles ofContinue reading “Book Review: Waking Up the Sun”

Book Review: City of Ghosts

For the next couple of weeks, while I try to finish my own middle grade novel, I’m going to be on a paranormal middle grade reading spree. City of Ghosts is the second title I’ve read since I started and it was so much better than the first book I read off my middle gradeContinue reading “Book Review: City of Ghosts”

Book Review: Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll

I requested Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll on NetGalley because I’m currently writing a middle grade horror story, and I haven’t read much middle grade this years. Last year, when I listened to the audio book of Doll Bones, I remembered why I read books in that age category even though I was an adult.Continue reading “Book Review: Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll”

IWSG: Fantasy is Still My Favorite Genre

The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. June’s Question is: June 5 question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why? Fantasy is and always has been my favorite genre toContinue reading “IWSG: Fantasy is Still My Favorite Genre”