I read the following Young Adult novel within less than two weeks; the last 176 pages in one morning! I was so enthralled by the story that I rushed to Goodreads to post my review. I will write a more in-depth review soon, but for now here’s the one I just posted to Goodreads. TheContinue reading “Book Review on Goodreads: THE KINGDOM OF BACK by Marie Lu”
My way of showing thanks and appreciation to Matt & Mike Czuchry for their moving book, BROTHERS ON LIFE.
It’s been but a few weeks since I restarted querying agents for my Young Adult novel, and I’m surprised to have already received three rejections. It’s not the “I’ve been rejected?!” part that surprises me, it’s the quick response. In all three instances the agents replied within five days of my query. Whereas I onceContinue reading “YA Novel Status Update”
“I have loved you before I love you today and I will love you again. The time returns.” – Kathleen McGowan The Expected One It’s been nearly a year and a half since my older sister passed, and she’s been on my mind and in my dreams more often than not lately. Jen was aContinue reading “Jen and Lena: How Kathleen McGowan’s novels changed my life”
After completing the latest draft of my YA novel, I read through the content with an objective perspective and asked myself the hard questions: Do I want to keep reading? Do any key elements get lost in the dialogue or subplots? Are there any characters that don’t move the story forward? Who is the storyContinue reading “Novel Update”