Review: Hidden Figures

I haven't forgotten about reviewing every book I read in 2017. Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly, is the story of the black female engineers and mathematicians responsible for he US's involvements and success in the Space Race of the 60s. The story focused mainly on a small group of computers and their accomplishments while … Continue reading Review: Hidden Figures

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Writing Advice That Will Make You Suck it up and Write

A few weekends ago, I went to a boat show and met a local author. She recommended that I join some local writing groups, because writing is a "lonely" hobby. It's true that writing is something you practice and improve upon on your own, but criticism is also an important part of writing. If you … Continue reading Writing Advice That Will Make You Suck it up and Write

Review: Ally Carter, I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

This book is my favorite book of all time. You should see my copy-- you can turn to any page, and it'll just lay flat, because the spine has been cracked so many times. There's even a questionable substance that got stuck between two pages (I'm pretty sure it's the remnants of an M&M). Anyways, … Continue reading Review: Ally Carter, I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

Review: Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

It's important to understand icons we've lost. Carrie Fisher, better known as Princess Leia, or Debbie Reynold's daughter, tells it like it is in her memoir, Wishful Drinking. Her raunchy language and blunt descriptions lead the reader in all different kinds of directions. She doesn't skirt around the horrible events of her life; instead, she … Continue reading Review: Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

Tips for Creating Character Boards on Pinterest

Authors are weird characters. Sometimes, we like to see everything that's tucked away in our minds before we start writing. That is why those of us who use Pinterest create boards for our novels and for each of our individual characters. I wrote separate post about creating Story Boards. Character boards are also a great … Continue reading Tips for Creating Character Boards on Pinterest

Review: Mark Sullivan, Beneath a Scarlet Sky

I've started digging into my July book haul. Beneath a Scarlet Sky tells the story of Pino Lella, a teen living in Milan, Italy, near the end of World War II. Due to certain events and circumstances, Pino, who doesn't want anything to do with the war, finds himself part of an underground railroad saving Italian … Continue reading Review: Mark Sullivan, Beneath a Scarlet Sky