Arc Review: The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.

I would like to first say thank you to Walker Books Australia for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast … More Arc Review: The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.

Writing Tip Wednesday: On Nothing Happening In Your Opening Scene.

I follow the Miss Stark’s First Victim blog written by Authoress. It is a great blog for aspiring authors. (For those ready to query, she even hosts regular secret agent contests.) She critiques manuscripts (for money) and lately has been sharing observations she has made while editing to help improve our writing. On Monday she … More Writing Tip Wednesday: On Nothing Happening In Your Opening Scene.

ARC review: The 57 Lives Of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen.

I was so excited when I was approved for this eARC from Strange Chemistry, which was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This is an amazing YA time-travel story from debut novelist M.G Buehrlen. I loved it so much I bought a print copy. Synopsis from Goodreads: For as long as 17-year-old … More ARC review: The 57 Lives Of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen.

Writing Tip Wednesday: Writing Advice From Kelly Gardiner.

I read this interview over at Alpha Reader with YA author Kelly Gardiner. Danielle asked Kelly What advice she had for budding young writers? This was Kelly’s answers: Read. Write. Read. Write. And again. That’s all. Just keep being as good as you can be. On a more practical level, read passages out loud so … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Writing Advice From Kelly Gardiner.