Cover Reveal

Cover reveal: Something Just Like This, by Tracy Krimmer

I've been in a Christmas-y sort of mood lately. More specifically, I've been craving holiday-themed stories. Mostly I've been relying on movies, but I'll be turning to books soon, too. If Tracy Krimmer's Something Just Like This came out sooner, you can bet I'd add it to this season's reading list. Unfortunately, it won't be… Continue reading Cover reveal: Something Just Like This, by Tracy Krimmer

My Thoughts on Writing

Author of influence: Christopher Moore

Remember last month, when I told you a bit about how Meg Cabot influenced my writing? Well, today I want to tell you a bit about another author who's had an effect on me: Christopher Moore. Moore is the author of fifteen novels, including international bestsellers Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck. His novels… Continue reading Author of influence: Christopher Moore

Book Recommendation

Updated book recommendation: The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak

(Note: This recommendation was first published in September of 2013. You can see the original version here.) The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak, caught my attention because of its quirky nature. Or what seemed to be a quirky nature, based on the summary. The presumption turned out to be correct, and I quite enjoyed it. That said,… Continue reading Updated book recommendation: The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak

My Thoughts on Writing

Author of influence: Meg Cabot

Every writer has been influenced by some author or another--or possibly plenty of authors. I don't think we can avoid it, to be honest. We spend too much time reading, soaking up the words of others. Learning from them, I think, is a natural and important part of being a writer. We learn our craft… Continue reading Author of influence: Meg Cabot

Book Recommendation

Book recommendation: Shizzle, Inc, by Ana Spoke

Let's face it: humour can be hard to write. Sure, you can have a great joke. But if you don't nail the timing or delivery, then it won't make your readers laugh. There are certain books, though, that leave you feeling as though humour comes easily to their authors. Shizzle, Inc, by Ana Spoke, is… Continue reading Book recommendation: Shizzle, Inc, by Ana Spoke