Simon Snow is a magician and the Chosen One. Baz is his roommate, and quite possibly a vampire. Who really knows? Simon's pretty sure he does. How is Simon supposed to defeat the Insidious Humdrum when he can't even seem to keep track of his evil roommate who he's pretty sure wants him dead. What is … Continue reading Review: Carry On (4.75 Stars)
(And No One Can Tell Me Otherwise) Just recently, I took a BuzzFeed quiz in which the author acknowledged that Mulan is the best Disney princess, and I was so incredibly happy. Whenever I state this (sadly unpopular) opinion to, well, anyone else, the response is always the same: "Mulan isn't even a real princess, … Continue reading Why Mulan is the Best Princess
Hi all, and welcome to the 2017 Chapter One Conference Blog Tour. I am very excited to be able to host Ch1Con on my blog today and tell you all about the amazing line-up for the 2017 conference. If you've never heard of Chapter One Conference (also lovingly referred to as Ch1Con) before, let me … Continue reading 2017 Ch1Con BLOG TOUR!!!
This is going to be a short story, but I thought it was too funny not to share. Note 1: Something to know about my friends is that we are all incredibly opinionated, but not a single one of us is good at making decisions. For opinionated people, we are somehow too laid-back when it … Continue reading The Enigma That is Chili’s
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!