posts tagged: young adult fiction

Go Forth with Bold Enthusiasm

Last week my daughter’s Health & Wellness class had homework for the parents. We were asked what advice would you give your child that would help them meet their goals. At the time I could only come with something lame … Keep Reading…

Truck driver, NFL referee or NOT

I’m sure you’ve heard the question — What do you want to be when you grow up?  I’m going to be honest. I hate that question. Okay, hate may be a little strong. I truly don’t care for that question. … Keep Reading…

Sharing a little something on #NationalTellAStoryDay

So did you know that it’s National Tell A Story Day?  I’ve been feverishly editing my Golden Heart® nominated YA novel THE CULLODEN IMMORTALS for what feels like the one hundredth time, so I’m not going to tell you a … Keep Reading…

T-Minus 10 days

and counting for the release of this much anticipated debut of the YA fantasy novel, Grey, by my fabulous friend Christi J. Whitney.  Didn’t the designers at HarperVoyager do an amazing job with this cover?!   I love the yellow and … Keep Reading…

Quotable on writing

I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ― Joss Whedon “I write, therefore I am…” Cheesy, but true.  And if you … Keep Reading…

July 14 is not just ANY day…

Today the French commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution with La Fête Nationale, or what those of us in America call Bastille Day.  My first visit to Paris missed La Fête Nationale by … Keep Reading…

Rambling About: The Third Lap

Most Wednesday nights, our running group meets at the high school track for #WorkoutWednesday.  I haven’t consistently worked out on the track in years and I just love stepping onto the spongy all-weather track and the scent of sun-baked rubber … Keep Reading…

Rambling About: The Visceral Tuneage of Beacon

The best music is music that can make you think as well as feel, sounds that are as visceral as they are cerebral. And the best love songs are those that acknowledge that the power of human sexuality can be … Keep Reading…

Rambling About: Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions.  But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless.  ― John … Keep Reading…

Rambling About: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Secrets are more powerful when people know you’ve got them. ― E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks I happened upon this book while … Keep Reading…