This past November, I technically did not win NaNoWriMo, but in a way, I did. Confused? What I mean is, while I didn't write 50,000 words over the course of November, I did complete my rough draft of my book, Serafima's Stone - Book 2 of the Gaslight Frontier Series! As is my custom, I then … Continue reading My Self-Editing Process
Hey there, long-time no-see! Sorry about that... But, Happy New Year! I hope you all made some good memories in 2017, and have wonderful plans for 2018! It's been an...interesting...year. Let's all work together to make 2018 as awesome as possible! I have a few goals moving into the new year. First of all, I'd … Continue reading Happy New Year!
On this one day, libraries around the world welcome their local indie authors in for a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, open mics, panels and much more! While programs are supported by key Indie Author Day sponsors — all of which are leaders in the publishing industry — each library’s event has a distinctly … Continue reading Tips and Tools to Keep Your Story Organized – My Indie Author Day 2017 Presentation
Shadow and Bone is the first of three books in the Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo. Set in a fictional world heavily influenced by Russian culture (Leigh Bardugo dubbed her genre "Tsarpunk", squee!), the story follows Alina, an orphan and mapmaker for the First Army, who is discovered to be a Sun Summoner: a rare … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Sunday is October 1st, and you (might) know what that means! It's officially NaNoPrep season! NaNoPrep is the time period leading up to NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words over the course of the month! NaNoPrep is the time to prepare … Continue reading NaNoPrep 2017
Recently, I joined a book club run by one of my best friends which focuses on promoting critical thinking, especially in terms of the political and social issues of today. The book club is called Books for the Resistance. Our book for August/September was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The novel follows Starr, … Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wow, I've really been neglecting my blog! Sorry about that. Next Friday (September 8th) is UNESCO's International Literacy Day! This year, International Literacy Day will be celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. From the UNESCO website: At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, … Continue reading International Literacy Day 2017