To Query or Not to Query: That is the Neverending Million-Dollar Hair-Pulling-Out-of-Head Question

Direct quote from me to a composer friend the other day: “I’m so fucking sick of being a fiction writer.” Continue reading To Query or Not to Query: That is the Neverending Million-Dollar Hair-Pulling-Out-of-Head Question

Interview: Tawna Fenske, Author of “Frisky Business”

Tawna Fenske is hilarious. She’s the author I want to hang out with while drinking wine, swapping dirty jokes and digging our toes in the sand.

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Interview: Author Stacey Ballis (Plus a Book Giveaway!)

Stacey Ballis: the author who enlightened me that authors are nice people! Continue reading Interview: Author Stacey Ballis (Plus a Book Giveaway!)

Book Review: “Tales From My Closet” (And My Overall-Tutu)

It all started with my sister posting a picture on Facebook with the comment, “Who the hell would wear this?” Answer: I would, and I do. Continue reading Book Review: “Tales From My Closet” (And My Overall-Tutu)

Book Review: While You’re Away, Part 1

There’s been a lot of buzz in the past year or so about the “new adult” genre. Seems like it’s still finding its legs. From what I can gather, the characters are a little older than those in young adult. There’s often some sort of college setting. Definitely more sex. Continue reading Book Review: While You’re Away, Part 1

Sarah Dessen, Or How I Grew Up With a YA Author

Sarah Dessen and I have never met. Someday, hopefully, that will change. In the world of young adult fiction, she’s nothing short of a rock star, she’s also a frequent fixture on The New York Times bestseller list. People have literally run after her at book signings and events. Can you imagine? Continue reading Sarah Dessen, Or How I Grew Up With a YA Author