Category: Sunday Post

Dec 10
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/10/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/10/17

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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 gotten back to a normal posting schedule. I got my list of 2018 challenges up (which takes me a long time to get together), and I’m trying to make sure I’m getting around the blogosphere and keeping up on my editing. Busy, busy! If you were watching my blog like a hawk (or just happened upon it at the right time), you may have noticed my “Working List of 2018 Challenges” accidentally go up yesterday for a couple of hours—it even got tweeted. Oops! That was just supposed to be my list of the challenges I was still… Read more »


Dec 03
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/3/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/3/17

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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 won NaNoWriMo! Got my 50,000 words, but I still need to finish the book. BUT I’m putting it on hold just for a bit so I can finish my edits to my MG book. I have the opportunity to send it out to a few people because of the conference I went to, so I want to get the book in shape so I can take advantage of that! Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week: Still a light week here, since I only posted three times and two of those posts were… Read more »


Nov 26
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/26/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/26/17

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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 hope those of you in the US enjoyed Thanksgiving. We had a nice holiday at home—my mom and dad were here, but since my mom is pretty much always here, it barely felt like company. Makes for a relaxed holiday. I’ve been working steadily away on my NaNo novel and am pretty much right on track, despite not getting much writing done on Thanksgiving. Even though I didn’t get many words in that day, I feel like I made a major breakthrough with my main character that day. I had been struggling with whether or not to leave… Read more »


Nov 19
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/19/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/19/17

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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 pretty much back on track with NaNo this week. I still have a little bit to make up but not enough to stress about. I still don’t expect to actually finish the novel by the end of November, but I should get my 50,000 words in and have enough momentum to keep going! Of course, keeping up with NaNo has made it hard for me to stay on top of reading and blogging, so sorry if I’ve been scarce this week! (And that’s the main reason this post is going up so late today!) Here’s what you may… Read more »


Nov 12
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/12/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/12/17

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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 falling behind on NaNo already!! Yikes! Help! I love my book concept, but I’ve finished up the first act, and I’m having trouble figuring out where to go to get me to the third. Plus, I feel like maybe I’m trying to smush too many things into this one? I need inspiration! (Think I need to binge watch some TV—seriously, I think it might help!) Anyway, besides NaNo, we had a sort of rough week in our household, and I’m kind of glad it’s over. Moving on to happier days… Here’s what you may have missed on the… Read more »


Nov 05
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/5/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/5/17

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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 decided last minute to do NaNo again this year, so that’s why I sort of disappeared right around the 1st. I also made the decision to set my editing aside for the foreseeable future so I can focus on my own writing. I just realized that there’s no way I can manage homeschooling (and teaching co-op classes), writing and editing. Speaking of my writing, yesterday I attended a SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers of Illinois) publishing conference. It was both amazing and overwhelmingly daunting. I got more feedback on the first ten pages of my manuscript (which is what… Read more »


Oct 29
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 10/29/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 10/29/17

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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): Not too much to say about this week. I finished the edit I was working on (Orion by Raeah Wilding AKA Allie Juliette Mousseau)—this one’s an adult novel, which you’ll be able to tell if you click on the link and view the cover. LOL! And I taught classes and graded papers—didn’t have time for much else! Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week: Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham: A Dual Review with AJ @ Read All the Things! Seize Today by Pintip Dunn: Review & Giveaway Bite-Sized Reviews of Long Way Down, Nyxia,… Read more »


Oct 22
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 10/22/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 10/22/17

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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): Yesterday was my daughter’s first swim meet of the season and today we’re celebrating my youngest’s birthday with extended family, so it’s a busy weekend! I’ve also been working on a final edit of Allie Juliette Mousseau’s latest (which she’s writing under the name Raeah Wilding), Orion. Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week: Brooding YA Hero by Carrie DiRisio: Review & Broody’s Top Ten Addictions – You just have to go and read Broody’s top ten addictions because they’re hilarious! Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko: Review, Giveaway & Beiko’s Top Ten… Read more »


Oct 15
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 10/15/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 10/15/17

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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): We had a week off from our homeschool co-op this week, which SHOULD mean that I got lots of work on my book done, right? Well, somehow the week slipped away much more quickly than I expected it to. Still not sure where it all went. I’ve pretty much determined that the ONLY way I can get writing done is if I go to Starbucks. If I’m home, I end up doing… other stuff. Random other stuff. I did get a bit of writing done, and I also worked on my latest editing project. Should be done with that one this… Read more »


Oct 08
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 10/8/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 10/8/17

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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): Between homeschooling and an editing project I’m currently working on, my week was packed! But I still found time to attend an Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver event with my mom to celebrate her birthday. Very fun! On the 11th, NetGalley is featuring me on their blog for their YA Blogger Spotlight! Make sure you check it out!! Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week: Invictus by Ryan Graudin: Review & Giveaway (Plus My Invictus Haiku) Quick Recap of the Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver Author Event (& a Giveaway!) September Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (with a Make Me… Read more »