A Monster Calls is a work of literary fiction published in 2011 by Patrick Ness with (stunning) illustrations by Jim Kay. The story follows thirteen-year-old Conor who is struggling with the reality of his mother's treatments and his grandmother's cold-hearted exterior. When the yew tree in his backyard suddenly pays him a visit in the … Continue reading A Monster Calls (5 stars)
Every writer has been a young writer at some point, although I suppose there are some who didn't find writing until later in life (the exception). It would be very hypocritical of me to say that the following tips are life-altering, book-deal providing sanctions from the heavens, cause they are not. I do not have … Continue reading Tips for Young Writers
by Kristin Elizabeth Clark Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity is a YA contemporary work released in 2016 about Jess, a girl amidst gender transition, and her best friend Chunk as they take a road trip from San Jose to Chicago for Jess' father's wedding. This is the plot in its most basic … Continue reading Review: Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity (3.25 Stars)
Hey all, Not going to lie, I almost forgot to post the excerpt of my own story! In my defense, I was up all night last night with food poisoning, and I am crazy tired right now. Still, just as the show must go one, the book must be read! (That was so lame, I … Continue reading TWISTED Anthology: Day 4 of Blog Tour!
From dueling families to an insane asylum, these short stories are... twisted. During the autumn of 2016, the team behind the Chapter One Young Writers Conference mentored two talented young writers through the publishing process, giving them a head start on becoming the successful authors of tomorrow. Now, read the stories on which these up-and-coming … Continue reading TWISTED Anthology: Day 2 of Blog Tour!
I've voted, have you? Today is election day in the United States. A new president will be decided. If you are an eligible American citizen, You NEED to get out and VOTE. I know I've said it before on this blog, but today is an extremely important day. This election is an extremely important election. … Continue reading Election Day in the USA!
"A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election." ~Bill Vaughan The United States is one month away from making another future-altering decision in its leadership. Every four years this decision is made, but it is my personal belief that this … Continue reading The Importance of YOUR Vote