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When I was in the chorus of the musical Pippin, I had this line, spoken to Pippin himself in a moment of dejection: Nothing ever turns out the way you think it’s going to. That line stuck with me in real life. It echoes in the back of my mind like a mantra, sometimes comforting,...
Welcome to our 2018 Pitch Wars Wishlist! We are Team Mischief Managed! See the full Pitch Wars 2018 Mentor Blog hop here: https://pitchwars.org/pitch-wars-2018-mentor-blog-hop/.) About us: From Samantha: I’m a YA/NA writer, hailing from Toronto, Canada. I was a Pitch Wars mentee in 2014, and a mentor in 2015 & 2017. When I’m not writing or...
I was thrilled to be a guest blogger on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University last week with 3 Updates Your Author Website Needs Now! As a web coordinator, I’m able to share my internet experience with authors to help them make the most of their online presence. In this article, I discuss the Chrome 68 update,...
I am so thrilled today to review You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon. I received an ARC a few weeks back, and I am so glad I did! Order on Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Add on Goodreads  The summary from Goodreads: Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little...
I am thrilled to say Happy Book Birthday to Brenda Drake! Brenda is such an amazing author and an all-around fantastic person. I cannot wait to read her latest book Thunderstruck! I am a huge fan of all things Thor, from the Marvel movies to Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series, and I am so excited...
The summary (adapted from Goodreads): After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory–even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s journey...
The Island Deception is finally here! Ever since I finished The Rogue Retrieval by Dan Koboldt, I’ve eagerly anticipated the next installment in the Gateways to Alissia series. Today is the day! The Summary: For stage magician Quinn Bradley, he thought his time in Alissia was over. He’d done his job for the mysterious CASE...
I am so excited to share the gorgeous cover for Dan Kobolt’s The Rogue Retrieval today! While this isn’t the YA or MG fare I usually review, I am so excited to read this one. Dan is an awesome member of the online writing community. He has a gift for all things sci-fi and fantasy,...
I had a post on books all ready to go last week. But the far too common tragedies, national and local, washed over my news feeds, and a familiar sadness and frustration came with them. Suddenly my book love felt small and unimportant in the face of more and more brutality.   We all like...
Imagine if I told you, an adult who reads for entertainment, that you’ll now be required to answer a question with a written response every time you put down a book or an article. The articles will have more questions, with both multiple choice and long written responses. They’ll ask you questions like this:   ...
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