I knew something was wrong when I woke to the television muttering downstairs. My parents rarely watched anything other than evening news and weather. If they’d turned it on at nine a.m. on a Tuesday, it could only mean trouble. In trepidation I crept downstairs and into the living room. Mom sat in front of the … Continue reading Fiction’s Dark Mirror: Dystopia and the 9/11 Generation
Clunk. My friend slapped the hardback book, stripped of its dust jacket, onto my desk. “This is the book I was telling you about,” he said, with the same expression of distaste he wore when I suggested any remotely exotic cuisine for lunch. “Bunch of kids killing each other. It’s awful. You have to read … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite “Hunger Games” Moments
Erika of "The Book's the Thing" was kind enough to accept an review copy of Blue Karma and posted her thoughts yesterday. Thanks, Erika! Be sure to browse the archives as well; her blog includes numerous genres and a lot of intriguing lesser-known titles. It might tip you off to your next engrossing read.
The modern literary sphere needs more rebels like Anela. She's denounced major publishing labels and devoted her book review blog, Amid The Imaginary, exclusively to discovering self-published books in the sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian/paranormal genres. Yesterday she posted her review of Blue Karma. I appreciated the thoughtful commentary, and the critique I've already taken into consideration as work progresses on … Continue reading Review of Blue Karma on Amid The Imaginary
After she reviewed Blue Karma, Mandy of the reading7mandy book blog asked me to do an author interview for her page. Her questions made me think critically about some of my writing choices and habits: for example, why I chose to write YA fiction. Having to discuss favorite books was agonizing, though--I have so many! All in all … Continue reading Author Interview on Reading7Mandy Book Blog