Book Review: Sweetly

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce Release date: August 23, 2011 Publisher: Little, Brown Genre: Young adult urban fantasy Copy origin: Preordered via BookDepository.com SWEETLY is a modernization of Hansel and Gretel and a companion book to SISTERS RED. Twelve years ago, Gretchen, her twin sister, and her brother went looking for a witch in the forest. […]

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Link Soup #001

Yeah, that’s right. It’s a bunch of links tossed in together with no theme or consistency whatsoever. Like soup or something. Link soup. Oh look. The darling and talented Elizabeth blogs about 5 Reasons Not To Tell Someone You’re Writing a Book. Where was this a year ago? The comic version of Ain’t No Grave […]

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To NaNo, Or Not To NaNo

(Shakespeare reference has absolutely nothing to do with the fact my copy of So Silver Bright is presently sitting on my coffee table, waiting to be read.) Ooh, pretty graphic. Who made it? No idea. Let me know if you know! This is really just a short post to ramble. How are those two concepts […]

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On Idols … & Not Meeting Them

My uncle Gary came to visit from the faraway lands of Vancouver. When my mother mentioned this to me, she continued to add that she had a book for me from him. An advance uncorrected proof of Cory Doctorow’s latest book. That Gary had received from a writer friend of his, William Gibson. Needless to […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo Report #2

So, this is a sorta embarrassing post. For my second NaNoWriMo in a row, Stressful Real Life Things have ruined my routine. In the case of last November, the Stressful Real Life Thing (or SRLT) occurred towards the beginning of the month, and I was never able to get back on track. In the case […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo Report #1

Note: If you have never heard of NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—please refer to this website. Or here. Or even here. Another note: I had intended to post this much sooner–it’s been written for almost a week now–but forgot to. Oops. I haven’t mentioned Camp NaNoWriMo yet because when I signed up for the August session […]

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Building a Novel Soundtrack

With the majority of my projects, the “soundtrack” comes to me pretty quickly. Usually I just pick songs I think remind me of the tone and subject matter, or of a particular character, and throw it in there. My current project has been in the works for three years now. It was the first novel […]

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Road Trip Wednesday #91

Has it really been over a month since I last updated my blog? Where the heck have I been, in a time machine or something? D: Okay, okay, let’s fix this … YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday is a weekly prompt for young adult bloggers. They supply a topic, you answer on your own blog […]

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Road Trip Wednesday #85

Quick post, because I’m really eager to actually participate. YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday is a weekly prompt for young adult bloggers. They supply a topic, you answer on your own blog and join the ‘blog carnival,’ so to speak. Click here to see the post for this week, or read on to see my […]

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