Today I am reviewing the YA time travel romance ‘So Close To You’ by Rachel Carter. It is the third book I am reading for the YA+MG Time Travel Reading Challenge I’m participating in. Synopsis from Goodreads: Rachel Carter launches a mind-blowing time-travel trilogy with her YA novel So Close to You. Lydia Bentley doesn’t … More Review: ‘So Close To You’ by Rachel Carter.
Jessica Shirvington, author of the Violet Eden Chapters (A.K.A The Embrace series) and Between the Lives (A.K.A One Past Midnight) has announced the name, synopsis and release date of her next novel! You can read all about Disruption, a YA sci-fi thriller, over at Hypable Jessica Shirvington is one of my favourite authors and I … More Jessica Shirvington’s New Book Announced.
It is with great pleasure that I can announce I have finally finished the first round of rewrites for my YA urban sci-fi Rift!!! It is so much better than when I wrote it the first time around, and it is a lot different now so I’m going to have to make some adjustments in … More A Writerly Update 13.
Today I am reviewing the YA sci-fi ‘The Named’ by Marianne Curley, the first book in the Guardians of Time trilogy. It is the second book I have read for the YA + MG Time Travel reading challenge I am participating in. Synopsis from Goodreads: Ethan lives a secret life as a Guardian of the … More Review: The Named by Marianne Curley.
Calling all writers with a polished manuscript that’s ready to go. Brenda Drake is hosting Pitch Wars once again this year, and it’s on right now. You have the chance to get your manuscript read by an author, editor or intern who will help you polish it for agents who will read your submission in … More Have a polished manuscript? Pitch Wars is on now.
I dream of being published one day, and I dream about it being wonderful and glorious, of course I realise its going to be really hard work as well, I mean books don’t just write themselves and, you know, deadlines. I like to read about other writers experiences to prepare myself for the day all … More Dear Writers: What being published is really like.
It’s my birthday today and being the total book addict that I am I was given books for my birthday! (Who would want anything else?) I thought you might all like to know what books I received so here they are: And: Also: These too: And also: I think I did pretty good? Wow, and … More It’s My Birthday!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Spotlight Sunday, where I shine the spotlight on an Australian book I think deserves to be read, and not because I haven’t been reading any Australian books, but mainly because I haven’t finished reading them in time to spotlight them on Sunday. But this week I have … More Spotlight Sunday: Review ‘Finding Home’ by Lauren K. McKellar
Today I am reviewing Allegiant, Book 3 in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. It may contain spoilers for previous books but I’ll do my best to remain spoiler free for this book. Synopsis from Goodreads: The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by … More Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth.
I was reading some very good (and sometimes very funny) advice from writers over at The Guardian website and thought I’d share some of those useful writing tips I read. PD James says: ‘Read widely and with discrimination. Bad writing is contagious.’ She also suggests: ‘Don’t just plan to write – write. It is only … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Advice Quotes.