by Dusti Bowling back cover: Aven Green didn't lose her arms in an alligator wrestling match or a wildfire in Tanzania. That's just what she tells people when she gets the "look." The truth is Aven was born without arms, but, at age 13, that hasn't stopped her from doing almost anything. Then her parents … Continue reading Book Review: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Reading while writing is important. After all, it is a way for us authors to learn and stay inspired. Reading while writing is also a very dangerous thing to do. Various things from the novels we read float around in our brain and lurk in our subconscious. They can come to the surface while writing. … Continue reading Reading+Writing= Caution
by Monica Tesler back cover: Thirteen years ago, Earth Force, a space-military agency, discovered a connection between brain structure and space travel. Now they've brought together a premier class of cadets, Boudners, to train as elite aeronauts at EarthBound Academy. Twelve-year-old Jasper might have been bullied back on Earth, but as one of the first … Continue reading Book Review: Bounders
I did not go through the wardrobe to Narnia. I did not get recruited by a secret school for spies. I did not carry the Ring to Mordor. I did not have to save the world. I did not discover that I am really an elf. I did not have to reclaim my long-lost throne. … Continue reading Life
by Karina Yan Glaser back cover: The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince … Continue reading Book Review: The Vanderbeekers of 141 St.
This is the last post detailing my time at the Realm Makers writer's conference. If you're just learning about this now, you can find the recap for Thursday here and for Friday here. Now, onto Saturday. I apologize in advance for the lack of photos. Saturday started off with announcements and then lead into a … Continue reading Realm Makers Recap: Part 3
In case you missed the first part of my Realm Makers recap, you'll find it here. Now, onto Friday! Friday was a full day! The sessions started right after the morning's announcements with the teen track's continuing session by Bryan Davis about the hero's journey method of plotting. If you're unsure of what a hero's … Continue reading Realm Makers Recap: Part 2