May 16
Salt & Stone Giveaway

Salt & Stone Giveaway

Last week I was at a Scholastic book fair at my child’s school.  Ironically, I was thinking about  Victoria Scott, who has been gracious enough to drop by my site before: here  I saw several of her books, and books from other people I recognized from the interwebs.  I also saw several young, and young at heart readers eagerly searching for a new read.  While so many things are different “these days”… Read more »

Dec 31
Plato and Fiction

Plato and Fiction

I was doing research at the local library today for a non-fiction project.  I had a moment of déjà vu though when I recognized an idea I’ve been kicking around for a dystopian.  Basically, children wouldn’t be raised by their biological parents, and both parents and children would be kept in the dark of the other’s true identity.  Therefore, things like racism would theoretically be eradicated.  Plato beat me to this… Read more »

Dec 30
Sage Advice from a Teen Wolf

Sage Advice from a Teen Wolf

  This advice comes from the true alpha, Scott McCall, in Season 4, Episode 7 Because while we’re trying not to die, we still need to live. If you’re not familiar with the MTV show, Teen Wolf, I’ve embedded the promo for Season 4 below.  I’ll warn you it is a bit graphic, but it’ll give you an idea of what these kids are up against. This is one of… Read more »

Dec 16

Barriers aren’t there to stop you, but to show you how high you can go.

Things are humming along nicely (or at least in a comfortably familiar way) then BAM! life throws you a plot change: sickness, job loss, a breakup, or even running late.  You wonder, “Is this life’s way of sending me a message?”  You might think, “If I was meant to get this job, I wouldn’t be stuck in a traffic jam.  Man, I finally thought things were going my way.” The… Read more »

Nov 02
Interview with Georgeann Swiger, Author of the Trinity of Souls Series

Interview with Georgeann Swiger, Author of the Trinity of Souls Series

Today’s interview is with the author of the Trinity of Souls Series, Georgeann Swiger.  This series is a bit hard to classify sort of YA, sort of NA with fantasy and paranormal elements.  Georgeann has recently published the second book in this series, Cloven.  Be sure to scroll down and read the excerpt after the interview. Anya, is afraid of snakes, as a writer what is your biggest fear? As… Read more »

Aug 11
Interview with Book Blogger, Kris, from My Friends Are Fiction

Interview with Book Blogger, Kris, from My Friends Are Fiction

Today is the third in my series of interviews with book bloggers (Part 1, Part 2). They read a lot and they’re not afraid to dish the details. I admire the work these dedicated readers, reviewers, and ultimate book lovers do, and I thought it would be fun to highlight them for a change. They read a lot and they’re not afraid to dish the details. I am pretty sure I found… Read more »

Jul 29
Alloy Entertainment and Amazon Publishing Announce Partnership

Alloy Entertainment and Amazon Publishing Announce Partnership

I read it here first: http://meredithraemusings.blogspot.com/2014/07/an-omg-announcement.html Today, Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young adult, new adult and commercial fiction. The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of Amazon Publishing’s Powered by Amazon program. Powered by Amazon enables publishers and authors to leverage Amazon’s global distribution and personalized, targeted marketing reach. Alloy Entertainment, a division… Read more »

Jul 28
Interview with Book Bloggers Jammie and Lisa from 2 Bookaholics

Interview with Book Bloggers Jammie and Lisa from 2 Bookaholics

Today is the second in a series of feature interviews with book bloggers (Part 1 here). I admire the work these dedicated readers, reviewers, and ultimate book lovers do, and I thought it would be fun to highlight them for a change. They read a lot and they’re not afraid to dish the details. Today’s featured book blog is 2 Bookaholics. A twofer interview with Jammie  and Lisa. I discovered their blog early… Read more »