posts tagged: young adult romance

Graphic Organizing by this neurotic writer

I’m a visual learner.  I need colorful graphs, charts, diagrams, and mind maps.  I’m weird because I like taking notes – it’s an excuse to break out pens in a variety of pretty colors.  And highlighters are my best friend … Keep Reading…

From the quote desk

Trust the wisdom of heart. – Chinese Proverb For those of you that know me personally, you’ll get the double entendre of this post title.  For those of you not in the know, you’ll just have to subscribe to my … Keep Reading…

How to combat #TDF withdrawal

Today is a sad day.  It’s the first day since July 5th I don’t have four hours of the Tour de France to watch.  It’s the first day I won’t be checking Tour Tracker to get behind the scenes info … 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…

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: Pro cyclist Alison Powers’ historic win

I am a huge professional cycling fan and watch cycling every chance I can get.  In fact, my latest young adult novel features a cyclist on a junior developmental squad.  But back to the blog… Women’s cycling isn’t featured as … 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: An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? ― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines I thoroughly enjoyed … Keep Reading…

Teen Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars “He tried to remember how this happened – how she went from someone he’d never met to the only one who mattered.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park … Keep Reading…