Posts Tagged "Novel"


Kick(start) in the Caboose!

Kick(start) in the Caboose!


Posted By on Jun 28, 2015

Kickstarting a new project can be exciting! Who am I kidding? It’s a scary, brain-scrambling, daunting, dodge-worthy, and doubt-developing process. A kick in the rear is necessary (at least for me) to get the momentum needed to push through a new WIP (Work In Progress). The first few ideas start out as a jumbled mess, then they grow into beasts that have to be fed, walked (so the crap can be dumped), and tamed. Each new book is...

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Factoid Friday: Mateo Vargas

Factoid Friday: Mateo Vargas


Posted By on Aug 29, 2014

  Before we get started with Mateo, let’s announce the winner of a signed copy of Descent… Congrats Kimberly! Mateo Vargas Here’s an impromptu interview with Mateo Vargas. You can read about him and his adventure with Ollie, Alexis and Jesse in the novel. Whether you’ve read the story or not, here are some quirky factoids about this teenage guy and what makes him tick. Age? 18 How does it feel to be done...

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The Host Giveaway!

The Host Giveaway!


Posted By on Jul 24, 2013

Congrats to @melissa_marie21!  She’s the winner of The Host Giveaway! This week I’m hosting a giveaway for a paperback, movie tie-in, copy of The Host, by Stephenie Meyer. The novel is autographed by Stephenie Meyer, Max Irons, and Saoirse Ronan. It is one of my favorite science fiction novels, and now I get to share it with one lucky winner! You can enter to win the prize a few different ways, and if you’re eager to...

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Editing, Shmediting!

Editing, Shmediting!


Posted By on Jul 7, 2013

Being a high school English teacher, I have always been a stickler for editing. The more mistakes in the paper, the more points I’ll be taking off. And, it’s not enough for my them to write a ten-page paper at the end of the year, but I expect them to revise and edit their paper. Having such high expectations for my students only challenged me to hold myself to an even higher standard. The first step in revising proved to...

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