Remember these? It’s been a loooonnnggg time since I wrote a SATurdate. (The last one was in 2016.) For those of you who haven’t been with me for that long, they were generalized Saturday posts just updating everyone with what I am up to in writing, publishing, and my personal life, like what I’m watching… Continue reading SATurdate: It Ends With Us, TikTok Cookies, & Love is Blind
Tag: Book Review
My Favorite Books of 2022
As per tradition, I am back to share my favorite reads of 2022. Before I jump into it, though, I wanted to mention a few caveats. My original website template retired. (RIP, Bueno. You served me well–and for ten years!) I’m now using Button 2. I might be changing it intermittently as I try to… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2022
Why We Need More Books Like Jennette McCurdy’s I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED
Controversy erupted in publishing last week when child star Jennette McCurdy released her memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died. Ever since, I’ve seen various discussions being bounced around online. Some supportive; some not. I get it. I do. There’s lots of folks out there who cannot imagine disliking their mother so much that death feels… Continue reading Why We Need More Books Like Jennette McCurdy’s I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED
Every Detail in Science Fiction and Fantasy Doesn’t Need to Make Sense
This is probably an unpopular opinion–and perhaps a less-than-stellar writing tip–but every detail in science fiction and fantasy doesn’t need to make sense. I’m talking about characters, world building, traditions, landscapes, magic systems, etc. Granted, of course most of your story needs to. Like 95% of it and certainly the most essential parts. But every… Continue reading Every Detail in Science Fiction and Fantasy Doesn’t Need to Make Sense
My Favorite Books of 2021
Every year I blog about my favorite reads, though I admit that this year was hard! I went really out of my comfort zone and read a lot of age categories and genres, but particularly adult romance, including the famous Ice Planet Barbarians series. This was also just a busy year in general for me.… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2021
My Favorite Books of 2020
At the end of every year I like to blog about my favorite reads—the books I couldn’t put down, the books that shocked me, the books that will stay with me forever—and this year is no different. I’m going to be talking about my 2020 favs. If you’re interested in my previous years, here’s 2019,… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2020
Black Authors I Love + Resources
Today I wanted to share Black authors I love and some that I'm looking forward to reading this year! Why? It's important that we all take the time right now to read and listen to Black stories, reflect, and help in any way that we can. Sign petitions. Educate yourself. Spread the word. I also… Continue reading Black Authors I Love + Resources
My Favorite Books of 2019
According to Goodreads, I’ve read 98 books this year, and it was the year of the audiobook! My new job requires a lot of driving around to various library locations. I’m often spending 2 hours on the road, an hour there, an hour back. I’ve really embraced my time in the car by listening to… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2019
YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2018!
Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—young adult author, blogger, and poet. I'm also a youth librarian, so I obviously love to talk about books. About Me! During the day, I work as a Youth Librarian, but at night, I write stories about monsters and mayhem. I just finished my first… Continue reading YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2018!
YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!
Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—young adult author, blogger, and poet. Every Saturday, I share writing and publishing tips right here. I also love to talk about books. About Me! I’m addicted to coffee, KDramas, and Sailor Moon. During the day, I work as a Youth Librarian, but at night,… Continue reading YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!