Writer’s Corner – 2018 Writing Resolutions

We are ten days into 2018 now, and I’ve decided to start another new segment that will appear sporadically on the blog – Writer’s Corner. 2017 was a banana-pants year, and I let my talk of writing, my progress, and craft go by the wayside. I’ve loved book blogging, and writing reviews are some of my favorite things, but I don’t want to let go of my identity as a writer either. So here is Writer’s Corner! Welcome.

Today I’m going to have a little chat about resolutions, about what I want to accomplish with my writing this year, and about the books I’ve already written that are out in the ether somewhere, waiting for people to read them.Read More »

I’m a Judge for the Cybils!

Hey readers! I have some exciting news today!

On Monday, it was announced that I am a second-round judge for the 2017 Cybils! This means I get to help decide the best YA Fiction books of 2017, and I am SO EXCITED! If you want more information about the Cybils, check out this link. If you want to nominate books, check out this link.

I’ll probably be talking about this more starting in January, which is when round two judging begins.

You guys. I’m so excited. I can’t even tell you!

Happy reading, everyone!

-A.

Book Review – On the Fence by Kasie West

Back before Something Beautiful was published, I was trying to find some better comp titles to be used in my marketing. (Here’s something that isn’t advertised about going with a small, indie publisher – I had to do most of my own marketing, which is not my strong suit. But hey! I have a book in the world, and that’s something.) Something Beautiful is about neighbors who fall in love in high school (sort of…), and On the Fence was mentioned to me as a possible comp. So I read it (which actually means I flew through it), and I can say, it could be a comp for about one chapter… lol. Anyway! I read it, I enjoyed it, and here we go!Read More »