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Sharing My Shelves: Books for 2017 So instead of giving myself an unreachable goal of 26 books to read in a year I thought I would just limit myself to books that have been sat on my shelf for almost a year kind of embarrassing if you ask me!A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara This is my newest purchase and I can't wait to crack this one open. It's super long but I am hoping it will hold my interest enough to finish it.Disclaimer by Renee Knight This one has been on my To Read list since I…

Cover Reveal - Pieces of Heaven by Natasha Madison Coming January 30th Pre-order exclusively via iBooks HERE I didnt want this life.But sometimes youre forced to make the best of the crappy hand youve been dealt. I wanted to teach my daughter that. No matter what happens you face your problems head-on. Never cower. Never give up. Then someone took her and I had to put my faith in a system that had failed me and my hope in a man I didnt know. Serve. Honor. Protect are the only things…

3 Tips to "Show, Don't Tell" Emotions and Moods

If you're like me, one of the main reasons you read is to receive an emotional transference from the author. You love books that don't just make you think, that don't just entertain, but that make you feel something. It's the magic of reading: that an author can arrange a series of letters in a certain order and that these letters can affect our emotions. As a writer, how do you develop mood in a short story or in the chapter of your novel without telling? Is it possible to build up…

“ rest in the mourning “ is a collectors item, it’s my first hardcover and it is now priced at $9 via barnes and noble (link in my bio) the regular price for this book is $14.99. if you are purchasing this as a gift to yourself or someone else for the holidays, it is best to order now to ensure that it ships in time during the week of Dec 6th. There’s a possibility of delays due to the book selling out, so hurry and thank you. it’s been a pleasure writing for all of you

It was my sister’s.

Doesn't make any sense to me or it makes it even more creepy that she got it out of the ground of her sister dead body. Maybe you could say: "I love your dress." "Thanks. It's from my sister." "Really. How old is she?" "She's dead." or straight forward "Thanks, It's from my sister. The bloodstains came out pretty easy."

I want female villains whose backstory doesn't revolve around men breaking their hearts or wanting to be more beautiful than another girl. I want female villains who are evil for the fun of it. I want female villains wiht tragic backstories that don't revolve around men. I want female villains with backstories and motives just as diverse and complex as male villains who are only motivated by men and girl hate.

imagine a character going around to all the starbucks and saying this to the male baristas before they can say it and expecting them to know her reply. Damn. That would be fun. Plus, even harder if her soul mate hasn't turned 18 yet and so he doesn't know the answer anyway. lol this could be cute!