End of 2016 TBR List: Diverse Authors Spotlight

It figures that I would arrive at the ALL IS LOST moment in my current WIP (beat sheet) on the day when it feels exactly that in my own narrative. I know the moment is not lost -- not for my characters anyway -- and so I try to remind myself of that today, in … Continue reading End of 2016 TBR List: Diverse Authors Spotlight

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August’s TBR

July is nearly over, which means fall lies right around the corner. Cannot.wait. Already I'm seeing fall decor in stores and, in the aisles of Hobby Lobby, X-mas crafts and decoration -- ALREADY. No joke. But I'm okay with this because I miss wearing scarves and wine-colored shirts and boots and crocheting X-mas ornaments. Summers in the … Continue reading August’s TBR

ACOTR, the Beast, and Abusive Relationships in YA

There was a great Twitter conversation today (#FeminisminYA) about abusive relationships -- including mentally abusive ones -- in YA books. What's troubling is that these relationships are, in a way,"validated" by the storylines that encourage us to fall in love the MC's love interest (often a male), even if he's possessive, obsessive, and/or violent in his words and/or … Continue reading ACOTR, the Beast, and Abusive Relationships in YA