ARC Review: I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

Title: I Liked My Life Author: Abby Fabiaschi Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publishing Date: 31 Jan 2017 Buy: Macmillian/St. Martin’s Press Source: ARC via NetGalley After Maddy dies from apparent suicide, she’s blessed, or cursed, with being able to watch her husband and daughter try and piece their lives back together. Before her death, Maddy didn’t show any signs…… Continue reading ARC Review: I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi


ARC Review: Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

Title: Right Behind You Author: Lisa Gardner Publisher: Dutton Publishing Date: 31 Jan 2017 Buy: Dutton – Penguin Random House Source: ARC via NetGalley Sharlah May and Telly Ray Nash are 5 and 9 when they’re seperated after Telly is forced to murder his parents in self-defense. Now 13, Sharlah is living with former FBI profiler…… Continue reading ARC Review: Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner


Can’t make it to #AWP17? Read ‘Scratch’

Reasons for attending writing conferences range from being sent there for a school or publication to wanting to spend a weekend getting drunk and being surrounded by like-minded individuals. Somewhere in between the times of moving from table to table, looking at books, making contacts, and seeing what books or swag you can snag for…… Continue reading Can’t make it to #AWP17? Read ‘Scratch’

On Writing · personal

100 Day Challenge

2017. We made it, you guys. We can all agree that last year was harder than most. Whether it’s because we were so aware, so in sync, with everything that happened or it was really just that awful, the general consensuses on Twitter is that 2017 is a welcomed breath of fresh air. There hasn’t…… Continue reading 100 Day Challenge

book review · Friday Reads · Uncategorized

The importance of reading outside your comfort zone

It’s officially December, which means it’s officially “best of” season. I thought that’s what this blog post would be: a round-up of the best things I read this year. My favorite books aren’t what’s important. A great blog filler, sure, but it’s what I learned from them is what really matters. Normally I’m an upmarket/literary fiction…… Continue reading The importance of reading outside your comfort zone

editing · On Writing · Uncategorized

So you finished NaNoWriMo

Congratulations! You’ve written a lot of words in a short amount of time that is a great first draft! I know, I know. You’ve heard first drafts are supposedly crap. They should never be seen by anyone, ever, and they’re just garbage. A stream of consciousness that you’re probably going to re-write at least five…… Continue reading So you finished NaNoWriMo


I support Indies

It’s 2016 and, as an author, I have a million different ways I can publish a book. It’s not just going through an agent and hoping your book sells to a big four anymore. And yes, that path is definitely admirable and still holds a lot of prestige, it’s not the only route. Full disclosure:…… Continue reading I support Indies