04
OCT
2011

A little story about my critique partner

Around this time last year, an agent blogged about the importance of critique partners – having one, finding one that matched your needs and gave the type of feedback you required, was honest and trustworthy, etc, etc. The agent then graciously invited people in need of a...
29
MAY
2011

What I’m Reading (and a giveaway!): THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson

Love and grief are companions through life, entwined as clearly as the sky is blue. Summary from the inside jacket: Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older...
08
MAR
2011

What I’m Reading: SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce

I am a sucker for fairy tales, traditional or re-told. Summary from the inside jacket: Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris–the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister, Rosie, from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and a blood-red cloak,...
07
MAR
2011

What I’m Reading: SWEETHEARTS by Sara Zarr

This book was not what I thought it would be. It was better… Summary from the inside jacket: As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also each other’s only friend. So when Cameron disappeared without warning, Jennifer...
24
FEB
2011

What I’m Reading: THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy

Things you will need while reading this: Deep breathes. Tissues. A strong stomach. Summary from the inside jacket: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when...
18
FEB
2011

Connected yet alone

Last night I got overwhelmed by this feeling that tends to plague me. I was on twitter, conversing with a bunch of my writer friends, and suddenly, at that very same moment, I felt insanely alone. And I started wondering why it is, that as a writer, I can feel so supported by...