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[monthly review] February 2015

Spent half of February sick, first with the flu and then with an ear infection, but still managed to get some things done. Writing High: Sarah and I are getting back into our weekly writing sessions, and are making good progress on the new draft of THE TALKING DEAD. I’m much more satisfied with the […]

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[reading] Review of BEWARE THE WILD by Natalie Parker

Book: BEWARE THE WILD by Natalie Parker Genre: YA southern gothic Series: None USA Release Date: Available now Source: Won this in a giveaway from The Hanging Garden. Rating: 4.5/5 stars Recommended: Yes, with the caveat that the pejorative use of “crazy” throughout was frustrating, and I was infuriated by the idea that taking medication […]

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[reading] Review of CRIMSON BOUND by Rosamund Hodge

Book: CRIMSON BOUND by Rosamund Hodge Genre: YA fantasy/fairytale retelling Series: None USA Release Date: May 5, 2015 Source: Won this in a giveaway from The Hanging Garden. Rating: 4/5 stars Recommended?: Yes, especially if you love monsters and magic and girls who fight and believe despite everyone around them. Summary: An exhilarating tale of […]

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[writing] Project List, February 2015

February has been rough. I’m still sick, and today we got hit by a snowstorm. Nothing on the northeast USA, but bad enough. It’s cold, it’s gross, I still have an ear infection (though I’m coming to the end of my antibiotics, and I am starting to feel better), and in general, it’s just kind […]

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[monthly review] January 2015

Little behind on the January review, but I’ve been sick since the first day of February, which has been super fun. I’m currently curled up on the couch with my dog because my coughing has kept Boyfriend awake for the past couple nights, and he’s been feeling that lack of sleep at work. I’m exhausted […]

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[reading] 2015 Debut Author Challenge

I set my regular reading goal for the year (100 books, 50 from my To Read bookcases), but I’ve been looking for challenges to help focus my reading. I’ve really enjoyed other people’s posts about their yearly debut author challenges, so I decided to give it a try this year. I’ve decided to do this […]

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[writing] Project List, January 2015

Happy new year! I’m pleased with how much writing we accomplished in 2014, and I hope we accomplish as much in 2015. One of my goals is to write every day this year. So far, so good. Current active projects include: UK Horror Series (This series cowritten with Sarah.) 1: Talking Dead Young adult supernatural […]

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[writing] Essay published at XOJane

How to Survive Thanksgiving When Your Family Keeps Dying in the Fall My world falls apart in the fall. Excerpt: Fall holds my favorite things: marching band, my beloved horror movie month and Halloween, and our main family holiday, Thanksgiving. It’s also a time of painful dates: the days my mother and brothers-in-law died and […]

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[writing] Project List, November 2014

Current active projects include: UK Horror Series (This series cowritten with Sarah.) 1: Talking Dead Young adult supernatural adventure. Ghosts, vampires, killers, oh my. Status: Second draft complete and with early readers. Working on third draft after some excellent feedback regarding one of the storylines. 2: Monsters & Magic Young adult supernatural adventures. Flirtatious werewolves […]

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[media] Horror Movies

During October, I participated in #horrormoviemonth over on Twitter. The way I did it was basically to watch a horror movie a day, though I often had to do two or three on a weekend day to catch up, and didn’t always immediately Tweet when I was done watching. Here are some brief notes on […]

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