The end of the year is here, and that means it’s time to reflect on my resolutions! And although I don’t have 20-20 vision (haha get it?) I’m also going to write some resolutions for next year! First, though, I need to look back over what my goals were for 2019 and see how I … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolutions
October has arrived and any seasoned writers know what that means: it's almost time for Nanowrimo!! If you're not familiar with Nanowrimo, it's an event where writers around the world challenge themselves to write 50k words in a month (or 1667 words a day). It's about as crazy as it sounds, but it's a ton … Continue reading Nanowrimo Plans
This update is about giving you guys a heads-up that things may be a little different around here -- 'cause I'm officially studying to be a mechanical engineer! I've been preparing for this time in my life for a very long time, and as I'm writing this, I am currently sitting at my new home for the next … Continue reading Update: I’m in COLLEGE!!
Title: The Stolen Kingdom: An Aladdin Retelling Author: Bethany Atazadeh Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Retelling Review: When I heard that The Stolen Kingdom was a retelling on the classic Aladdin, I was interested to see how Atazadeh would approach it. Some of the retellings I've read recently are less "retell" and more "rehash," and I find that I enjoy the … Continue reading Bookworm Reviews: The Stolen Kingdom
Title: Long Way Down Author: Jason Reynolds Genre: Poetry, Paranormal Fiction Review: To be honest, I've been in a bit of a book slump recently. I've had trouble connecting to what I was reading, and I was really hoping for something new that would draw me in and surprise me. Long Way Down was just what I was looking for. … Continue reading Bookworm Reviews: Long Way Down
Hello, everyone! It's been a while since I've made a blog post and I feel like I owe you guys an update on how I've been doing -- and, of course, what I've been working on! Ever since the release of Missing Her, I've been quite busy. Not only with the continuation of the marketing for both … Continue reading Summer Update
I know I've said it a hundred times but I'll say it again: what an amazing weekend!! If you had told me years ago that I would be signing and selling my books to excited friends among some of my best friends, I probably wouldn't have believed you. But that's exactly what I got to … Continue reading BookCon Wrap-Up
Now that Missing Her is out in the world, many people (including myself) are asking the same question: what next? All of this time and energy has gone into getting this book off the ground, so what do I do now? Lucky for you (and also myself) I have many plans! I've given myself a little time … Continue reading What Next? (Plus Traditional Publishing News!)
Woohoo! FINALLY it's May 8th!! For a while, it seemed like this day would never come, but these last few weeks flew by! I've been busy doing giveaways, posting YouTube videos, and sharing the news that my second book is almost released. And now it is! If you need to catch up on the behind-the-scenes … Continue reading MISSING HER IS LIVE!!!
A little while ago, I entered a mini-short story competition. The challenge was to write a short story under 2,000 words with a given character, story, and theme. For this short story, I had the character of "a gardener," the story of "a fairy tale," and the theme of "spontaneity." Here's what I came up … Continue reading The Marigold Graveyard: A Short Story