Month: June 2018

June 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

June 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

It’s time for the June Wrap-Up Round-Up! The winner of the March/April giveaway was Lily M., who chose Warcross by Marie Lu. And apparently I completely lost my mind and forgot the May giveaway, so this month’s will be a joint one again. (I plead pre-writing-conference insanity—Don’t worry, I’m literally writing and scheduling the giveaway now so I can’t forget it this month!) This is the link-up for our June wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know […]

Posted June 30, 2018 in Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up / 11 Comments
Top 10 Writing Tips I Learned at WIFYR

Top 10 Writing Tips I Learned at WIFYR

I took in a lot of fantastic writing advice at the WIFYR conference. I thought I’d share my some of the lessons I learned with all of you. All of these came from the breakout sessions or keynotes. I tried to keep these specific to writing advice rather than publishing/querying advice, but I’ll probably do another post with some great points that were made when it comes to querying! Top 10 Writing Tips I Learned […]

Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga – Giveaway & Duga’s Top Ten Addictions

Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga – Giveaway & Duga’s Top Ten Addictions

I’m excited to share this amazing new fantasy with you! I’m reading it right now, and so far I’m loving its unique twist on fairy tales. Watch for a review on the blog, coming soon! For now, here’s a chance to win a copy of the book AND Lindsey Duga’s Top Ten Addictions. Enjoy! Lindsey’s Top Ten Addictions Iced Matcha Green Tea Lattes (with soy milk) I first discovered these at Starbucks while I was […]

My Personal Connection to Pride Month, Some Recent LGBTQ+ Reads, and Integrating My Faith and LGBTQ+ Issues

My Personal Connection to Pride Month, Some Recent LGBTQ+ Reads, and Integrating My Faith and LGBTQ+ Issues

Be forewarned, this post is going to be more personal than book-related (though I have some books at the end if you scroll down!). A lot of you have been around my blog since the beginning and you’ve gotten to know me a bit over these past five and a half years, so you know things have been going on in my personal life. Things I haven’t addressed directly, but I’ve alluded to over the past few years. […]

Posted June 26, 2018 in Let's Discuss / 32 Comments
Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 6/24/18

Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 6/24/18

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): I’m back from the WIFYR writing conference, and it was really fantastic! I plan to write a few posts to tell you guys what […]

Posted June 24, 2018 in Sunday Post / 40 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Words in the Dust, If You’re Reading This and Never That Far

Bite-Sized Reviews of Words in the Dust, If You’re Reading This and Never That Far

I’ve got three WIFYR-inspired bite-sized reviews for you today! What I mean by that is that I was inspired to read all three of these books because of the WIFYR writing conference I just attended. The first two were written by Trent Reedy, who ran my workshop and the last one was written by Carol Lynch Williams, who ran the conference. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! When […]

Posted June 21, 2018 in Reviews / 12 Comments
Some Changes Around Here: A Change to My Rating System

Some Changes Around Here: A Change to My Rating System

Hey, everybody! I’m back from WIFYR, and it was an amazing experience. I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it was to be around other writers and soak in all that writing knowledge and experience. I’ll be writing a few posts down the line about what I learned, but first I just wanted to tell you all about some changes I’m making to the blog. Don’t worry, you’re not going to notice any HUGE differences. […]

Posted June 18, 2018 in Let's Discuss, WIFYR / 65 Comments
A Break in Our Regularly Scheduled Programming (& Reasons I’m Excited About WIFYR)

A Break in Our Regularly Scheduled Programming (& Reasons I’m Excited About WIFYR)

I’m heading off to Utah very early tomorrow morning for the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers writing workshop! I’m not planning on updating the blog while I’m there (unless I’m feeling especially inspired) because I want to focus on the conference as much as I can. Things about WIFYR I’m looking forward to: Meeting Trent Reedy. Have you read Words in the Dust? If you haven’t you need to. Absolutely fabulous! I know I’m […]

Posted June 9, 2018 in Book Events, Let's Discuss, WIFYR / 22 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of City of Bastards & Ice Wolves

Bite-Sized Reviews of City of Bastards & Ice Wolves

I’ve got two bite-sized reviews for you today, both fantasies! I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! One thing that I LOVE about this series is that it isn’t told from the perspective of the “special snowflake” or the “Chosen One.” Really, when I think about it, this series would normally be told from the POV of Princess Lyriana—not only a princess, but also a powerful mage. Or even […]

Posted June 6, 2018 in Reviews / 22 Comments
Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore

Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): This week I’ve been working hard on critiques for the writing conference I’m headed out to next week. (We just got seven submissions for […]

Posted June 3, 2018 in Sunday Post / 36 Comments