Category: April Fools

My New 2022 Writing Method

My New 2022 Writing Method

I’ve mentioned my newest WIP a few times now, but I haven’t given many details about the methods behind my writing. Writing verse novels is an intensive process. You have to analyze each and every word and weigh its value within the piece. The low wordcount for verse novels can be both liberating and limiting. But I read a writing craft book this week called Writing Right by James R. Matheson, and this book radically […]

Posted April 1, 2022 in April Fools, Let's Discuss / 19 Comments
The 2019 Book Counting Challenge (and Sad News about the Discussion Challenge)

The 2019 Book Counting Challenge (and Sad News about the Discussion Challenge)

Unfortunately, Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight and I are no longer speaking for various reasons. I don’t want to get into the nitty gritty details, but it started because I still haven’t read The Serpent King and Shannon was pretty angry about it. I’ve been promising her for years that I would read that book, so I can’t exactly blame her. But then the emails started getting weird and spiraling out of control … again, […]

Posted April 1, 2019 in April Fools, Challenges / 54 Comments
APRIL FOOLS! Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/1/18

APRIL FOOLS! Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/1/18

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): Big news this week!!! I got a three-book publishing deal with Macmillan Children’s!! That’s right—not only do they love my MG, they decided they want to […]

Posted April 1, 2018 in April Fools / 52 Comments
Announcing BookBloggicon: a New Annual Book Event You WON’T Want to Miss!

Announcing BookBloggicon: a New Annual Book Event You WON’T Want to Miss!

I know that with all the changes to BEA this year, many bloggers are sad at being left out. Because of that, I decided something needed to be done. We needed an extra special event just for us! It wasn’t easy to keep this a secret, but I’m finally able to announce an event that I’ve had in the works for months now: The event will be hosted right in my backyard! Don’t worry, I […]

Posted April 1, 2017 in April Fools, Book Events / 62 Comments
A Change in Focus – Let’s Discuss

A Change in Focus – Let’s Discuss

So, most of you know that I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. I had a week where I posted almost nothing and then a week where I went on vacation. This little slump has gotten me thinking that maybe I need to start rethinking my focus on this blog. Are books really that great? I mean, they’re just words on a page – they don’t impact the world all that much. Right […]

Posted April 1, 2016 in April Fools, Let's Discuss / 74 Comments
Why We’ve Banned Books in our Household

Why We’ve Banned Books in our Household

I realize that this might be a bit controversial, but my husband and I have made kind of a big decision when it comes to our kids. We’ve banned books (hopefully temporarily). Obviously, I love to read, and I feel like reading is great for adults, but lately I’ve started to worry about its effects on my kids. Here’s the thing – we’ve noticed lately that reading has become a big issue in our house. […]

Posted April 1, 2015 in April Fools, Let's Discuss / 61 Comments
5 Star Review – Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

5 Star Review – Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

***NOTE: This review may contain spoilers for the first ten editions of this book.*** I know what you’re thinking.  This edition was released in 2003. What took me so long to review it? I know, you’re totally right. I have to confess that I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for quite some time and while I’ve occasionally rifled through it and read bits and pieces, I’ve just never been able to work up to […]

Posted April 1, 2014 in April Fools, Reviews / 13 Comments