Why Diversity in Novels is Important

Why Diversity in Novels is Important

The Importance of Diversity in Novels by Rose Szabo The first time I ever heard about being gay was the short story “Am I Blue?” by Bruce Coville, from a collection of children’s fantasy stories. It’s about a boy named Vince who gets beaten up by a bully who thinks he’s gay, who then gets [...]

Abney Kelly & The Yuletide Shenanigans Playlist by SamiJo McQuiston

Abney Kelly & The Yuletide Shenanigans Playlist by SamiJo McQuiston

To celebrate the release of Abney Kelly and the Yuletide Shenanigans, author SamiJo McQuiston has shared a Spotify playlist inspired by the novel. Check out the synopsis for the novel and playlist below. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4m9yv6PC3yoDifIzNTPYG2?si=LdLIknciQ3C9ASkTYpdDPg About the Book Abney Kelly & The Yuletide Shenanigansby SamiJo McQuistonGenre: YA FantasyRelease Date: October 9, 2020 Summary Abney Kelly seems [...]

The Importance of a Good Editor by Carl Schmidt

The Importance of a Good Editor by Carl Schmidt

An editor doesn’t just alert you to mistakes in spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation; editing goes way beyond that. Your story needs to be consistent, factually correct, clear, and succinct. This might sound obvious, but when you are dealing with a 90,000-word novel, there are plenty of ways to muck it up on every single page.

Belinda Mulrooney: Queen of the Klondike by Andrew Joyce

Belinda Mulrooney: Queen of the Klondike by Andrew Joyce

While doing research for my latest novel, Resolution: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure, I came across an astounding woman—one who bested some of the toughest men in the world at their own game. Her name was Belinda Mulrooney. The setting for RESOLUTION is the Yukon Territory in the year 1896. The biggest discovery of gold had [...]

Brooke and Jesse, Acrostic

Brooke and Jesse, Acrostic

Please welcome Laura Lascarso, author of the Racing Hearts series, to my blog. Also, check below for your chance to win a copy of the Racing Hearts Box Set! Brooke and Jesse, Acrostic By Laura Lascarso Brooke Bold Reckless One-of-a-kind Obsessed Kindhearted Exciting Jesse Just Exacting Steadfast Skillful Earnest Title: Racing Hearts Compilation (Paperback)Author: Laura [...]