Writing workouts (with a reading list)

It's no secret that flash fiction is my first love. I stumbled on crafting short stories as a child and then later in college in two separate short story seminars, but it was always just a flirtation. It wasn't until I was in my early 20's and living alone in Boston (working two jobs and … Continue reading Writing workouts (with a reading list)

Interview with G.G. Silverman, author of Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress

Earlier this week, local author (and fabulous friend) G.G. Silverman released her incredibly funny debut YA novel Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress. In between all of her author appearances and interviews, I forced her to sit still long enough to answer some questions. If you aren't aware of the sheer awesomeness of VTZH, here's what you're missing: TWO GIRLS. (You're … Continue reading Interview with G.G. Silverman, author of Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress

My Favorite Favorites of 2013

All month the interwebs have been aflutter with the best books of the year list. PW has one. So does EW. And of course there was #libfaves13 on Twitter. This got me thinking about the books I loved this year. So here goes (in no particular order) 1. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown because sometimes … Continue reading My Favorite Favorites of 2013

“Stay Gold, Ponyboy”

Confession: Up until last week, I'd never read S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.  I know that it's on practically every other high school summer reading list, but it never was on mine. I was too busy not reading Lord of the Flies and Sir Garwin and Jane Austen. But awhile back on a road trip with Husband and Waffle, we listened … Continue reading “Stay Gold, Ponyboy”

More Wednesday Reads

Guess what? I'm still on vacation (on my way to Slovenia and Germany now) . Lots of train and bus travel = lots of reading (and napping). This is what I'm currently reading/ planning on reading the rest of this week. I'm happy to report that I'm making an actual dent in my TBR pile, … Continue reading More Wednesday Reads

Wednesday Reads

I'm on vacation this week (Croatia if you're curious) and using my downtime to catch up on my reading which has fallen short as I finished up my Lethal edits.   What am I reading, you ask? I should warn you it's eclectic:   1. The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski 2. The Last Summer … Continue reading Wednesday Reads

Wednesday roundup

It's winter break ya'll and I'm on vacation. And by vacation I mean sleeping in my childhood bedroom, fighting with my sister, and reverting to my 17-year-old self. In light of anything profound, here are some things you might like to peruse: Sean Beaudoin (You Killed Wesley Paine)   Tells you how not to get published. … Continue reading Wednesday roundup

12/12/12 or My 12 Favorite books of 2012

Today is 12/12/12. It's also the start of 12 days of books on Twitter ( #libfavs2012 #12daysofbooks). It seems like everyone has an end-of-the-year-list (librarians love lists). I'm going to cheat a little and give you the whole damn list at once in the event you still need a holiday or hostess gift or are in desperate need for something … Continue reading 12/12/12 or My 12 Favorite books of 2012

Books I Like Enough to Recommend

Despite the fact that the winter holidays are still like nine weeks away, my day job had me compile a list of  books that would make suitable gifts. It got me thinking about what I've been reading lately and how I've fallen into a reading slump. There's been things I loved like Hand Me Down … Continue reading Books I Like Enough to Recommend