30
JAN
2011

What I’m Reading: THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff

Sometimes I pick up a book just for its cover. This was one of those times. Summary from the inside jacket: Mackie is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murkey water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a...
15
JAN
2011

What I’m Reading: HOW I LIVE NOW by Meg Rosoff

I’d heard lots of amazing things about this book. It was about time I picked it up. Summary from the inside jacket: This is a story about love. It’s also a story about hate, which is why I left New York in the first place. You don’t fly halfway across the world...
08
JAN
2011

What I’m Reading: PAPER TOWNS by John Green

Another John Green book. What can I say, I’m an addict, I guess. It’s not my favorite by John Green. But it’s still pretty fabulous. Summary from the inside jacket: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman...
03
JAN
2011

What I’m Reading: HATE LIST by Jennifer Brown

This was quite a ride. An emotional one, too. Summary from the inside jacket: Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the...
19
NOV
2010

What I’m Reading: LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green

I’ve read a few books by the talented John Green. This one is my favorite. Summary from the inside jacket: Before. Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has...
30
SEP
2010

Writing for young adults

I never intended to write a young adult novel. Truthfully, my first novel (which I wrote over cheap NFL jerseys a year ago now), was originally geared toward adults. Then somewhere in the be middle of writing it, things started to shift, the target audience slowly change. This is...