Beautiful People Meme July: Author Writing Process Edition

I’ve been a reader and a fan of Cait over at Paper Fury for some time, but I am just now this month deciding to join in on her Beautiful People meme, a monthly meme hosted by Cait and Sky at Further Up and Further In, in which writers answer a series of questions about […]

Book Review: The Merciless III by Danielle Vega

AAAAAAAH. It’s HERE. IT’S FINALLY HEEEEERE. **DEMON VOICE** IT’S HEEEERE. AKA…my actual reaction when my copy of this book arrived in the mail. I then proceeded to stay up all night so that I could read it in one sitting. Do I regret it? NO. So, if you’re not familiar, The Merciless III is the […]

Book Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Strap in, y’all. I can already tell this is going to be a long one. I recently finished reading Eliza and Her Monsters, a contemporary YA novel by Francesca Zappia. Eliza and Her Monsters centers on the titular character of Eliza. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the creator of the famous webcomic Monstrous Seas, with millions […]

Book People in Austin, TX

This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated five years of marriage (five!) by taking a little weekend trip to Austin, Texas. Despite having lived in Texas for (almost) three years, it was our first time visiting the capital city. We had a great time visiting the Capitol Building, walking around downtown to check out […]

What is Flash Fiction?

If you’ve never heard of flash fiction before, don’t worry…you’re not alone. I’m about to tell you the story of the Barnes & Noble employee who also had no idea what I was talking about. So, one day, I’m at trusty old Barnes & Noble, compiling an armload of books as I wander around the […]

Book Review: The House by Christina Lauren

Note: The following review is spoiler-free! The House, by Christina Lauren—AKA the author duo of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings—is about the story of Delilah and Gavin and Gavin’s house trying to keep them apart. Delilah returns from boarding school to finish out her last year of high school in her hometown, and reunites with […]

15 Things to Try When You Have Writer’s Block or Need Ideas

You know that feeling when you feel more awake than you have in days, your coffee is hot, your laptop is open, you’re ready to go, and then when you place your fingers on the keys to type just….nothing? Yeah, we all have days like that. Everyone suffers from writer’s block now and then—even the […]

Mini Reviews: The Merciless, The Merciless II, & Survive the Night by Danielle Vega

It is less than TWO WEEKS until the release date of The Merciless III: Origins of Evil by Danielle Vega, and I could NOT be more excited. Danielle Vega’s novels are books that I devour within twenty-four hours of getting my hands on them, because I just have to know what happens next. I have […]

Writing Advice: How to Decide What to Write About

So, you’ve finally decided to get down to it: you’ve got your favorite notebook or journal in front of you and a pen that flows exactly how you like. Or you’ve got your laptop open, the cursor on a blank document flashing at you impatiently, waiting for you to fill in the words. You’ve come […]

5 “Weird” Books for When You Want an Unsettling, Unconventional, or Just Plain Trippy Read

I have a friend who consistently describes books as “weird”. I’ll ask, “So, what did you think of (insert name of book here)?”, and said friend will respond with, “It was weird.” “Well, what do you mean by weird?” “I don’t know, it was just….weird.” It pretty much goes without saying that weird is a […]