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How I Learned to Love The Outline: Guest Post by Kat Ellis!

I know, I know. I’ve been all silent-like. And I owe you folks a book review (of a book I haven’t had a moment to sit down and read…) To make up for this long period of deathly quietness here … Continue reading

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SCARLET by A.C. Gaughen

I’m a very lucky fellow for a lot of reasons. But for tonight, let’s just go with the fact that I’ve read three books this month and they’ve all been great books. And they’re all signed copies from debut authors … Continue reading

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THE OTHER LIFE by Susanne Winnacker

First, I have to say how lucky I am. Thus far, half of the books I promised to review in July have turned out to be really good. As anyone who reads my Book Review Fridays knows, I don’t give … Continue reading

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STARTERS by Lissa Price

Welcome welcome to the first of four very special Book Review Fridays! I know I’m not as constant with these days as I’d like to be, but rest assured if this weeks book is any indication, I’ll have no problem … Continue reading

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GRACELING TRILOGY by Kristin Cashore

Oh dear…this has been a long time coming. I finally get to review a trilogy. I finally read a trio of books during my writing career that I’ve loved so much that I wanted–nay NEEDED–to gush all over you poor, … Continue reading

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You Can’t Take the Sky From Me

So…I’ve wrapped up my revisions on Guardian and sent it off to a few beta readers. Final draft came in at 107,000 words. I cut some thousand words from the last draft via deleting entire chapters, then somehow came out … Continue reading

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Road Trip Wednesday: Comeback

Hey folks! You know, with Road Trip Wednesday showing up later and later in the day, I have trouble responding to it in a decent amount of time. But today, I figured, what the hell? I’ll give it a go … Continue reading

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On Revising

No, Dear Reader. I am not dead. Not yet, anyway.I’ve spent the last few weeks absolutely buried in revisions however. Attempting to get Guardian: Relics of Providence prepared for eating by the agent community. I’m sorry to say it’s still … Continue reading

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Book Review Friday: FEAR by Michael Grant

This week’s review is all about FEAR by Michael Grant. For anyone not in-the-know on one of the best young adult series, FEAR is the fifth installment in the GONE series. The concept of GONE is this. The town of … Continue reading

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Social Networking and Young Adult Writing VIDEO!!!

So, for anyone not aware, I recently finished my graduate degree!!! Woo!!! I’ll soon be the proud owner of a Master of Education in Instructional Technology. For one of my final classes, I was allowed to dive into my lovely … Continue reading

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