Hi, People on the Internet! I'm excited to return to Pitch Wars this year as a young adult (YA) mentor. (If you've been around for a while you may remember I mentored middle grade in 2015 and 2016--while I love and write MG, YA is more in my wheelhouse, and I'm super stoked to work with a young adult author this time around!)Read More
Pretty much everyone who knows me in any capacity (online and in real life) knows that I love books. 99.9% of those people also know that I'm a writer as well, although I tend to keep quieter about that side of things because it's difficult to talk about the writing side of things when there's not much going on besides "Well, I'm still writing."
Well - I'm still writing. But last week something else happened too.Read More
- I forgot how to make a new blog post in Squarespace.Read More
It's difficult to believe that another year has passed, but here we are again. It's time for Pitch Wars!Read More
A few weeks ago I put out the call on Twitter for young adult and middle grade books with very strong fantasy settings, as I'd been challenged with the setting on one of my current WIPs. I was fortunate to hear back from enough kind people to assemble a reading list of seven or eight titles, which I promptly put on hold at the library. I was familiar with some titles already (Princess Academy, which I was more than happy to reread), and introduced to others for the first time (Darkbeast, which is waiting on my nightstand as I type), but there was one that caught my eye particularly: Juniper, a middle grade novel by Monica Furlong.Read More