Every Monday I rewrite a post from the past in a new and different away. Today’s post, for instance, is simply inspired by my older post: Relax & Read: A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid. I wrote this post after reading A Dog Named Christmas, but this book means more to me than what… Continue reading #MondayBlogs Authors I’ve Met Who Inspired Me
#ReaderProblems Fandoms vs. Mobs
All right. All right. I’m not telling anyone they cannot have an opinion. You can. (Of course.) But I wanted to discuss an upsetting trend that bothers me down in my fandom core. Readers ALWAYS hate every adaptation. And it isn’t just hate. It’s very loud, very aggressive, very complete hate. Welcome, fandom mobs. I… Continue reading #ReaderProblems Fandoms vs. Mobs
#ReadingChallenge Try a New Section in the Bookstore
Normally I take old posts and rewrite them every Monday, which is technically what I’m still doing, but I say that lightly in this case. Back October 25, 2012, I wrote a book review for a debut author, and I discussed why I think the debut author section is my favorite section in the bookstore.… Continue reading #ReadingChallenge Try a New Section in the Bookstore
#WW 2016 YA Reading Predictions
As the year comes to an end, readers are looking forward to new releases in 2016…and authors are nervous about all the predictions coming out. (Come on, I know I’m not the only one.) I’ve already read a few myself—and they ALWAYS freak me out. So what better way to combat them than by joining… Continue reading #WW 2016 YA Reading Predictions
#MondayBlogs 10 Books That Will Inspire You To Travel
Intro: As many of you know, I love reading…and I absolutely love traveling. So, when Jason Biondo approached me with the idea of combining these two topics, I was on board. I hope you enjoy this list as much as I do! (The first book is one of my all-time favorites.) Welcome, Jason! Disclaimer: The… Continue reading #MondayBlogs 10 Books That Will Inspire You To Travel
#WW Top 5 Tips I Gave Out This Year as an Editor And Marketer
As 2015 is coming to an end, I’m reviewing all of the authors and writers and publishers I’ve been able to work with over these past 12 months, and I’m blown away by the many talented artists I’ve met. I’m proud to say we saw over a dozen novels to publication, and even more are… Continue reading #WW Top 5 Tips I Gave Out This Year as an Editor And Marketer
What Going To The Bookstore is Like
It's December...which means cold weather...which means an extra excuse to go into the bookstore when your friends are shopping to...get warm...and get coffee and cookies ::cough cough:: I'll only be five minutes. I promise. I love books, obviously, but I also love going into bookstores just as much. There's just *something* about the entire experience.… Continue reading What Going To The Bookstore is Like
#SATurdate: The White Rose, Man in the High Castle, Burt’s Bees, and Sweets.
As you all know, we didn’t have a SATurdate last week due to the monthly Website Wonders piece, so this one might be a bit longer than usual. (I think I say that every week for one reason or another…but oh well!) What I’m Writing: I realized I need to go over Take Me Tomorrow… Continue reading #SATurdate: The White Rose, Man in the High Castle, Burt’s Bees, and Sweets.
Don’t Understand #MorallyComplicatedYA? Here’s Some Info.
Whoa! Shannon is posting outside her regularly scheduled posts. What? Yes. I am. Because this is a big deal. At first I was only going to share fellow YA female writers who have written morally complex novels that often included violence, but I understand more want actual info…which I will provide links to below. But,… Continue reading Don’t Understand #MorallyComplicatedYA? Here’s Some Info.
#SATurdate: Bad Bloods Blurbs, MockingJay, Steampunk, and more.
This post is going to look SUPER long, but it’s mainly because I’m including the individual blurbs for November Rain and November Snow. (Yes. They are finally ready!) What I’m Writing: Many of you will be excited to hear that I’m back into Take Me Yesterday, book 2 of The Tomo Trilogy. I hit a… Continue reading #SATurdate: Bad Bloods Blurbs, MockingJay, Steampunk, and more.